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Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Mark R. Warren


This book uncovers the dynamic processes through which some white Americans become activists for racial justice, reporting accounts of the development of racial awareness drawn from in-depth interviews with fifty white activists in the fields of community organizing, education, and criminal justice reform. Drawing extensively on the interview material, the author shows how white Americans can develop a commitment to racial justice, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because they embrace the cause as their own. Contrary to much contemporary thinking on racial issues focused on al ... More

Keywords: white Americans, racial justice, racial awareness, white activists, community organizing, criminal justice reform, altruism, multiracial organizations, systemic change, America's racial order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199751242
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751242.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark R. Warren, author
Harvard University