Looking White People in the Eye: Gender, Race, and Culture in Courtrooms and Classrooms by Sherene Razack

 

Looking White People in the Eye: Gender, Race, and Culture in Courtrooms and Classrooms by Sherene Razack published in 1988 explores the encounters between white and non-whites. Looking White People in the Eye, examines the way in which non-white women are viewed in classrooms and courtrooms. The book explores oppression that is hidden in the form of liberation. The book addresses society’s Eurocentric views of “other“ women and their need to liberate them from the other women’s own oppressive culture. A review of the book says that the women are “Seen as victims of their own oppressive culture who must be pitied and rescued by white men and women, non-white women cannot then be seen as subjects. This book makes clear why we must be wary of educational and legal strategies that begin with saving ‘Other’ women. “  More information on the book can be found on http://books.google.ca/books?id=VMXJpIlUxYAC&source=gbs_similarbooks or http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED444803&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED444803.

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