Front cover; Copyright page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Parental Socialization in the Jim Crow South; 2. The Growth of White Privilege in Southern Schools; 3. White Children and the Culture of Segregation; 4. The Violent Reality of White Youth's Socialization; 5. Ritual and Performance in Southern Lynchings; 6. White Girls' Participation in Southern Lynchings; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
White southerners recognized that the perpetuation of segregation required whites of all ages to uphold a strict social order-especially the young members of the next generation. White children rested at the core of the system of segregation between 1890 and 1939 because their participation was crucial to ensuring the future of white supremacy. Their socialization in the segregated South offers an examination of white supremacy from the inside, showcasing the culture's efforts to preserve itself by teaching its beliefs to the next generation. In Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Child.