White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness

White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness

Maurice Berger


The acclaimed paintings that debunks our myths and fake assumptions approximately race in America

Maurice Berger grew up hypersensitized to race within the charged setting of latest York urban within the sixties. His father was once a Jewish liberal who worshiped Martin Luther King, Jr.; his mom a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew who hated black humans. Berger himself used to be one of many few white little ones in his reduce East part housing project.

Berger's strange experience--and his decision to ascertain the topic of race for its a number of and complex meanings--makes White Lies a clean and startling book.

Berger has turn into a passionate observer of race issues, looking for the sophisticated and not-so-subtle manifestations of racial that means in lifestyle. In White Lies, he encourages us to reckon with our personal advanced and sometimes troubling reviews approximately race. the result's an uncommonly sincere and affecting examine race in the United States today--free of cant, unusually wonderful, unsettled and unsettling.

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