Killing Rage: Ending Racism
Program #HOOB002. Recorded in Woods Hole, MA on June 06, 1994.
The self-hatred among communities affected by racism manifests itself in a number of ways. Speaking specifically from an African American context, Bell Hooks discusses the contrasting psychologies of victim-hood and triumph and how at their extremes, both of these narratives may prove to be problematic. Providing and critiquing salient examples from both history as well as contemporary pop culture, she describes how, often, these end up reinforcing the white man's image of blackness. She goes on to suggest a more holistic approach to navigating the struggle to find the self and identity that racial minorities must face in a white supremacist society.
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