Objects & Places from The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America

Shelby Steele
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The United States

The Content of Our Character concerns the American black community and focuses only on this place.

College Campuses

A particularly nasty manifestation of racial tension particular to the post Civil Rights Movement era occurs in these institutions, according to Steele.

Seeing for Innocence

Blacks and whites see this when they look for ways to play the victim against the attacks of the other.

Race-Holding

This phenomenon occurs when blacks use their racial identity to protect themselves from racial vulnerabilities. It has the negative consequence of holding back black development.

Recomposed Selves

This is created when an identity is destroyed or non-existent and must be created from elements common to the experience of a community.

White Guilt

This is the result achieved of having knowledge of the disadvantages blacks suffered. It is usually addressed with quick fixes and throwing social programs at black problems that do...

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