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Skin Color

The Shame of Silence


Part of the Transgressions book series (TRANS, volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Conrad P. Pritscher
    Pages 1-16
  3. Conrad P. Pritscher
    Pages 17-32
  4. Conrad P. Pritscher
    Pages 33-42
  5. Conrad P. Pritscher
    Pages 43-58
  6. Conrad P. Pritscher
    Pages 59-68
  7. Conrad P. Pritscher
    Pages 69-73
  8. Conrad P. Pritscher
    Pages 75-90
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 91-121

About this book


Skin Color: The Shame of Silence is a powerful and unapologetic indictment of our so-called post-racial moment and the hypocritical, bad faith, and myth-making discourses that underwrite it. Through a bold theorization of a radical form of Bilding or Paideia that refuses to settle for cognitive shallowness, epistemological fixity, and moral bankruptcy, Pritcher has crafted a herteroglossic and interdisciplinary text that is written with existential urgency through the recognition that bodies of color continue to suffer with great pain, angst, and alienation under the terror and gravity of white supremcy. Skin Color is nothing short of a clarion call for collective liberation of those whites, “those recovering racists,” who are willing to take risks, to exercise vulnerability, and to be moved and ethically quickened by the ontological presence of those who have historically been, and continue to be, denied their humanity; it is a text that is unafraid to mark blind spots and critique our collective educational failures at challenging and possibly eradicating the color-line that continues to haunt us into the 21st century. ––George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy Duquesne University George Yancy is a professor of philosophy at Duquesne University. He has authored, edited and co-edited 17 books, including Black Bodies, White Gazes, Look, a White! and (co-edited with Janine Jones) Pursuing Trayvon Martin.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy of Education and Multicultural EducationBowling Green State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Skin Color
  • Book Subtitle The Shame of Silence
  • Authors Conrad P Pritscher
  • Series Title Transgressions
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2014
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6209-500-7
  • Series ISSN 2214-9732
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-9740
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 122
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
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