Killing Rage

Killing Rage

by bell hooks
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Killing Rage by bell hooks

One of our country's premier cultural and social critics, bell hooks has always maintained that eradicating racism and eradicating sexism must go hand in hand. But whereas many women have been recognized for their writing on gender politics, the female voice has been all but locked out of the public discourse on race.

Killing Rage speaks to this imbalance. These twenty-three essays are written from a black and feminist perspective, and they tackle the bitter difficulties of racism by envisioning a world without it. They address a spectrum of topics having to do with race and racism in the United States: psychological trauma among African Americans; friendship between black women and white women; anti-Semitism and racism; and internalized racism in movies and the media. And in the title essay, hooks writes about the "killing rage"—the fierce anger of black people stung by repeated instances of everyday racism—finding in that rage a healing source of love and strength and a catalyst for positive change.

bell hooks is Distinguished Professor of English at City College of New York. She is the author of the memoir Bone Black as well as eleven other books. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805050271
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 548,499
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

bell hooks is Distinguished Professor of English at City College of New York. She is the author of the memoir Bone Black as well as eleven other books. She lives in New York City.

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Killing Rage 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Being a liberal white male, who is a Sociology major with a concentration on racial and ethnic inequality, I felt that this book would be worth my time. It turns out that it was worth my time and bell hooks does a great job in offering a point of view on the issue of racism and sexism in our society, that published intellectuals fail to focus on. However, even though I feel there are very strong parts to her argument (esp. considering her argument on how white supremacy is still very alive in our society), I feel that she generalizes white ppl. to much. There are times in this book where she refers to all white people in negative manners. Personally, I know a lot of white ppl who are blatant racists, however there are those who truly what a change to come about concerning race relations (such as myself). Her negative sterotypes and generalizations turns off white readers and supporters, which in turn accuse her of racism. I understand her 'rage' at those racists apart of the white race. However, she attacks the generalizations made by whites with generalizations made by herself. Good book, however not great rhetoric.