Fear of Black Consciousness By Lewis R. Gordon

  • Narrated by: Landon Woodson, Lewis R. Gordon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Release date: 01-11-22

Fear of Black Consciousness By Lewis R. Gordon AudioBook Summary

Lewis R. Gordon’s Fear of Black Consciousness is a groundbreaking account of Black consciousness by a leading philosopher.

In this original and penetrating audiobook, Lewis R. Gordon, one of the leading scholars of Black existentialism and anti-Blackness, takes the listener on a journey through the historical development of racialized Blackness, the problems this kind of consciousness produces, and the many creative responses from Black and non-Black communities in contemporary struggles for dignity and freedom. Skillfully navigating a difficult and traumatic terrain, Gordon cuts through the mist of White narcissism and the versions of consciousness it perpetuates. He exposes the bad faith at the heart of many discussions about race and racism in America, including those who think of themselves as “color blind”. As Gordon reveals, these lies offer many White people an inherited sense of being extraordinary, a license to do as they please. But for many if not most Blacks, to live an ordinary life in a White-dominated society is an extraordinary achievement.  



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