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Why Racism Persists: An Uncomfortable Truth

Dr. Walter V. Collier, D.P.A.

Pages: 126
ISBN: 978-145755-405-6
List Price: 15.95
Available: May 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Why Racism Persists An Uncomfortable Truth Investigations into racism in America tend to be one-sided with an almost exclusive focus on those discriminated against. “Why Racism Persists. An Uncomfortable Truth,” explores what has been virtually ignored: the causes and motivations for White racism. Beginning with its European roots, Dr. Collier traces the evolution of racism and delves into factors that have sustained the system of White privilege and anti-Black racism in America. What his analysis unearths are new areas of dialogue about racism and how we might bring some solutions to this most difficult problem.

Dr. Walter V. Collier was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. He graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. degree in psychology, earned a M.A. also from Brooklyn College in social psychology and a doctorate in public policy analysis from New York University. For most of his professional career, he has worked as a research and strategic planning consultant for numerous organizations, including the National Science Foundation, Princeton University, the American Cancer Society, Ford Foundation, Sigma Pi Phi, Howard University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and the University of New Mexico. He has authored many publications dealing with an array of subjects including health care, criminal justice, education, racial discrimination, religious organizations, creationism, and diversity in science and engineering.

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