Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Quick Review-Searching for Whitopia
Rich Benjamin's book makes you think. I laughed and winced at times, occasionally all at once! This isn't a light fluffy read though. It is a timely look at an old problem. This intelligent and thought provoking book hits on the nasty R word..racism. Rich takes a look at parts of white America and how they live, secluded and clustered away from the world and the big bad changes they see in the future.
I will say that I appreciated Rich's approach. Not all white people are afraid of people of color and not all white people are afraid of change. He makes that clear, which helps this book have a balance that other books fail to reach. This book is definitely for those looking for a witty and absorbing "serious" read.