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Black Professor Blames African-American Struggle on ‘White Rage’

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According to a new book by Emory historian Dr. Carol Anderson, many of the struggles faced by the African-American community are the result of “white rage.”

The book’s online description argues that “every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains.” The description cites Jim Crow laws and public reactions to Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as examples of whites rejecting progress made within the African-American community.

Anderson’s book, which is titled White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, attempts to illustrate how subtle white aggression has played a significant role in shaping the experience of African-Americans. – READ MORE

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