The sad death of an 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot by a white cop in Ferguson gave rise to a massive Black demonstration. In the midst of the happenings Dr. Carol Anderson came up with a revelation of racism in America through her book titled; “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth about Our Racial Divide”.
In the city of Ferguson, Missouri State arose a usual and yet special demonstration for justice. Irritated picketers took to the streets and demanded justice for the death of an 18-year-old boy; Michael Brown who had been shot by a white cop.
Tempers rose and the protesters destroyed community properties and not even the police vehicles parked on the street were spared. I know this might not come across many as “news” but the peculiarity of this particular situation is the revelations about the racial segregation in America it gave birth to.
Meanwhile, the media coverage only focused on agitated Black demonstrators and not necessarily talking about the action of the white corp.
Emory University professor Dr. Carol Anderson was impelled by the happenings into writing op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Ferguson isn’t about Black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.”
Soon, her controversial opinion metamorphosed into a best-selling book titled “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth about Our Racial Divide”. In this book, Anderson took her readers on a historical journey of racism in America. She explored the racial precedent and future of America, explaining clearly how the rise of “white rage” has ruined the advancement of Blacks throughout history.
Her revelation of “white rage” made it quite clear that it wasn’t what actually many thought it was. Dr. Anderson stated that it is methodical; this is the way that public policy is enforced through the legislature and various arms of government to hinder Black improvement.
In contrast, the Emory professor further explained that Black rage stems from a sense of systematic denial of justice.
Dr. Carol Anderson has since then received applause from many readers approving her courage to blatantly stating the fact surrounding racial segregation in America. On the contrary, she also faced a lot of criticism from people considering her book “racist” and one that simply “blames whitey for Black issues.”
Whereas the “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth about Our Racial Divide” may have given way to some few controversies, the writer hopes her book will start a conversation on race in America that’s rooted in a “factually-based narrative.”
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