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Title White kids : growing up with privilege in a racially divided America / Margaret A. Hagerman.
Author Hagerman, Margaret A., author.
Publication New York : New York University Press, [2018]
Description 1 online resource : illustrations, map.
Call # eBOOK
Series Critical perspectives on youth
Critical perspectives on youth.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Riveting stories of how affluent, white children learn about race American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating detail, Hagerman considers the role that they and their families play in the reproduction of racism and racial inequality in America. White Kids, based on two years of research involving in-depth interviews with white kids and their families, is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking account of how white kids learn about race. In doing so, this book explores questions such as, "How do white kids learn about race when they grow up in families that do not talk openly about race or acknowledge its impact?" and "What about children growing up in families with parents who consider themselves to be 'anti-racist'?" Featuring the actual voices of young, affluent white kids and what they think about race, racism, inequality, and privilege, White Kids illuminates how white racial socialization is much more dynamic, complex, and varied than previously recognized. It is a process that stretches beyond white parents' explicit conversations with their white children and includes not only the choices parents make about neighborhoods, schools, peer groups, extracurricular activities, and media, but also the choices made by the kids themselves. By interviewing kids who are growing up in different racial contexts--from racially segregated to meaningfully integrated and from politically progressive to conservative--this important book documents key differences in the outcomes of white racial socialization across families. And by observing families in their everyday lives, this book explores the extent to which white families, even those with anti-racist intentions, reproduce and reinforce the forms of inequality they say they reject."--Provided by publisher.
"Riveting stories of how affluent, white children learn about race. American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating detail, Hagerman considers the role that they and their families play in the reproduction of racism and racial inequality in America."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents "Race really doesn't matter anymore": growing up with privilege -- "The perfect place to live": choosing schools and neighborhoods -- "We're not a racial school": being a private school kid -- "That's so racist!": interacting with peers and siblings -- "Everybody is white": volunteering and vacationing -- "Shaking those ghetto booties": family race talk -- "It was racism": white kids on race -- Conclusion: four years later -- Appendix A: Methodology -- Appendix B: Child participants.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed March 6, 2019).
Subject United States -- Race relations -- 21st century.
Youth, White -- United States -- Attitudes.
Youth, White -- United States -- Social conditions.
Children of the rich -- United States -- Attitudes.
Socialization.
Racism -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
Socialization. (OCoLC)fst01123768
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
2000-2099
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Alt Title Growing up with privilege in a racially divided America
Related To Print version: Hagerman, Margaret A. White kids. New York : New York University Press, [2018] 9781479803682 (DLC) 2018011911 (OCoLC)1032026837
ISBN 9781479880522 (electronic bk.)
1479880523 (electronic bk.)
Standard # 40028386437

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