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    Janet E. Helms, Boston College.
    Summary: "A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life is designed to help White people fully recognize and accept their racial identity, assume the proper responsibility for ending racism, and develop an understanding of how racism impacts their own racial group. This powerful text encourages positive racial adjustment and deeper levels of self-understanding. The book explores the meaning of race in society, the "color-blindness" movement, the problem of ignorance about Whiteness, the various phases of internalized racism, and other critical topics. Evocative and meaningful activities throughout the text foster reflection and increased levels of self-awareness and acceptance. The third edition features updated references and charts, as well as a new foreword by Dr. Allen Ivey"-- Publisher description.

    The meaning of race in society
    Social class is not race
    Who needs a color-blind society?
    I'm not colored!
    But what color am I?
    Recognizing racism
    A model of white racial identity development
    Contact : "I'm an innocent"
    Disintegration : "How can I be white?"
    Reintegration : "We have the best because we are the best!"
    Pseudo-independent : "Let's help them become more like whites"
    Immersion/emersion : "I'm white!"
    Autonomy : "I see color and like it!"
    Using racial identity schemas to understand daily events
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    E184.A1 H45 2020