Item description for How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office: The Anti-Politics, Un-Boring Guide to Power by Adrienne Maree Brown...
Anyone can rant against the current state of American democracy. Anyone can talk trash about politicians, or bemoan the apathy of the electorate. How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office is a guide to getting off one's cynical duff and actually effecting positive change through the electoral process. Editor William Upski Wimsatt created the League of Youth Voters, a political action committee designed to raise awareness amongst younger demographics and support candidates on a country-, state-, and city-wide basis. This book tells the stories of how of these marginalized voters --- such as gays, punks, blacks, and Latinos --- organized to make the winning difference in contested legislative and electoral races across the country. To prepare readers for the 2004 elections, this book lists potentially close races, provides maps of key swing states and districts, lists 800 people under 35 in office, and examines youth voter turnout and impact.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 17, 2004
Publisher Soft Skull Press
ISBN 1932360085 ISBN13 9781932360080
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Bad Stuff Apr 19, 2007
A great resource for the growing population for "White men haters"in our society.It`s time us white men took a stand against you! This book should be burned.
Appeals to the baser elements of society Nov 22, 2006
It is amazing to me that the very people who scream "RACIST,RACIST" at anyone who diasgrees with them are the very ones who come up with a (racist) book such as this!
The rabble in our society delight, it seems, in trying to smear and blaspheme the very people who built this country: WHITE MALES!
These neo-pagans hate White males because we stand for the basic principles they are opposed to, namely, Christianity and its value system.
We forgive them, and hope that someday they see the error of their ways, before their self-destructive behavior and hate-based radicalism destroys them.
Thanks for reading, and God Bless!
1-Star, 1-Sentence Reviews Made By Folks Only Reading Book's Title! Aug 21, 2006
I'm a non-stupid White Guy. The title is not racist. It states a simple fact - the vast majority of real political and economic power is currently held in the hand's of Stupid White Men! This is certainly the case currently in the United States. The truth is not racist, but reality. I also personally know plenty of wannabes!
The book is not condescending or useless. It inspires! It motivates! The Green Party Mayor of New Paltz, New York was arrested for officially marrying Gay couples. Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota was a vocal critic of the much more popular FIRST Gulf War. The first President Bush cursed him! Tammy Baldwin was elected as the nation's first openly gay, non-incumbent member of Congress, despite coming from a culturally conservative state.
The book is rich in brave progressive people of all races, colors, genders and sexual preferences. And not all white men are stupid, as the book plainly shows!
Racist Jan 31, 2005
Far better sources found in any number of books that don't resort to racisim. Save your money and time.
Hope! Jul 10, 2004
As a cynical old curmudgeon who finds fault in fellow humans more often than praise, I am humbled and inspired by these creatively energized folks. Their success stories and positive attitudes remind me of a long-ago time-the sixties, when the organizing and action sometimes resulted in social change. Maybe this book won't change the November election, but it could. Even though this little primer in voter activism could have written by The League of Women Voters or included as a chapter in every United States high school government book, its message is now conveyed in a language and style that can connect with those who will determine the future of this country. The "can do" attitudes, organizing skill, and creativity recounted here are the key to waking up a tired, disillusioned, and disheartened electorate. These ideas turned into action can prove that democracy works.