The Curious History of a Racial Slur
Thomas Dunne Books 2010
New Books in African American StudiesNew Books in American StudiesNew Books in LanguageNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in Public PolicyNew Books Network September 26, 2011 Tevi Troy
In his new bookActing White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010), former White House aide Ron Christie recounts the history of the pejorative term “acting white.” He traces its lineage from the present day through the Black Power movement back to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, unraveling a fascinating history in the process. In our interview, we talked about Ron’s experiences as an African-American Republican, his ambitious vow to eradicate the term “acting white,” and his hopes for the future of America’s African-American community. Read all about it, and more, in Christie’s thought-provoking new book. Please become a fan of “New Books in Public Policy” on Facebook, if you haven’t already.