White Male Privilege

  • by Mark Rosenkranz
  • Narrated by Michael Edwin
  • 1 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Discrimination and racism has existed in America since the very early days of colonization. In the Declaration of Independence, our founding fathers declared "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." And yet, it would be another 189 years before Americans would be equal by law. It has been suggested that with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, America had finally overcame its ugly past of racism and discrimination.
As we entered into the new millennium, the author wondered if America had really set aside its biases and discriminatory practices. The author interviewed eight people as he developed the foundations for this book. One of the people he was honored to interview was Brian Swann, the brother of famous footballer Lynn Swann. Brian shared his story of a racially motivated encounter that he and his brother's had experienced in the 1970's in San Francisco, California, at the hands of the San Francisco Police Department.
Each of the eight people interviewed for this book brought with them a different experience and viewpoint as it relates to discrimination and racism in America, and more specifically, white male privilege in America. The author brought these eight individual viewpoints together, and told their story as they relate to American history, from the early days of colonization through the present day.

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waste of time

It took the author 8 years to write that? I wish I could get that hour and a half back. Along with my one credit.
The narrator sounded like the young rabbi from Seinfeld.
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The truth if you dare

Truth in a world of comfortable and institutionalized misperceptions of race relations in America. This book offers insight into the known and unknown realities of our history, thus giving an opportunity to change to it.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-23-2012
  • Publisher: Mark Rosenkranz