Emory Professor: Why Focus On Black Rage Misses The Point
There are many ways to describe reactions to the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and other victims of police killings.
But one four-letter word has surfaced time and again: rage. Specifically black rage from African-Americans fed up with violence targeted at unarmed members of their community. "White rage doesn’t have to wear sheets, burn crosses, or take to the streets. Working the halls of power, it can achieve its ends far more effectively, far more destructive. The trigger for white rage is black advancement," writes Emory University professor and author Carol Anderson.
But Emory Professor Carol Anderson says this focus on black rage is misses the point. We hear an excerpt from her new book, “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.”