Item description for Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World by Paula Harris & Doug Schaupp...
Overview In this groundbreaking book, Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp present a Christian model of what it means to be white. They wrestle through the history of how those in the majority have oppressed minority cultures, but they also show that whites have their own cultural and ethnic identity with its own distinctive traits and contributions. They demonstrate that white people have a key role to play in the work of racial reconciliation and the forging of a more just society. Filled with real-life stories, life-transforming insights and practical guidance, this book is for any white person who is aware or racial inequality but has wondered, So what do I do? Discover here a vision for just communities where whites can partner with and empower those of other ethnicities.
Publishers Description What does it mean to be white? When you encounter people from other races or ethnicities, you may become suddenly aware that being white means something. Those from other backgrounds may respond to you differently or suspiciously. You may feel ambivalence about your identity as a white person. Or you may feel frustrated when a friend of another ethnicity shakes his head and says, "You just don't get it because you're white." So, what does it mean to be white? How can you overcome the mistakes of the past? How can you build authentic relationships with people from other races and ethnicities? In this groundbreaking book, Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp present a Christian model of what it means to be white. They wrestle through the history of how those in the majority have oppressed minority cultures, but they also show that whites also have a cultural and ethnic identity with its own distinctive traits and contributions. They demonstrate that white people have a key role to play in the work of racial reconciliation and the forging of a more just society. Filled with real-life stories, life-transforming insights and practical guidance, this book is for you if you are aware of racial inequality but have wondered, So what do I do? Discover here a vision for just communities where whites can partner with and empower those of other ethnicities.
Citations And Professional Reviews Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World by Paula Harris & Doug Schaupp has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Multicultural Review - 09/01/2005 page 91
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 6, 2004
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830832475 ISBN13 9780830832477
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More About Paula Harris & Doug Schaupp
Paula A. Harris is currently serving as the priest at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. She also speaks and writes on missiology, missionary recruitment, postmodernism and racial issues. She is the author of "Listening to Mission that Rises from Community and Spirituality" in Global Missiology for the 21st Century and is a contributor to the book Postmission.
Reviews - What do customers think about Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World?
Loved it!! Mar 20, 2007
As a white woman, I really apreciated this book. It is a great way for white people to dive into the arena of racial reconciliation.
I also loved that it is written by a man and a woman, that doesn't happen very often.
an improbably good book Nov 1, 2005
We desperately need this book. Paula and Doug have done the improbable: they've issued a call to whites that is not only comprehensive and specific and scriptural, it is utterly full of both grace and truth. I am grateful for this book both as a missionary who will use it often on college campuses and as a white man wanting to find my place in this wonderfully multiethnic world.
"Challenging and Inspiring" Oct 31, 2005
"Being White provides testimony that is as challenging as it is inspiring. Unlike the cover illustration that shows a white jigsaw piece at a safe distance from the other interlocking colored pieces, Paula Harris and Douglas Schaupp have placed themselves right in the picture. They each have experience of a crosscultural marriage, and they write from their involvement with people of many ethnicities with candor, humility and discernment. They are prepared to make themselves vulnerable in telling the stories of their struggles and of the rewards of seeing understanding grow, barriers tumble and trust building to the point that relationships are mutually enriching. They challenge their readers to share their experience." Eddie Gibbs, Professor of Church Growth, School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary
"A wonderful resource" Oct 31, 2005
"Paula's and Doug's personal stories and practical illustrations challenge us without overwhelming us with unachievable ideals. They advocate humility but never leave us feeling that we have nothing to offer. They exhort us to be responsible in racial healing without burying us in paralyzing guilt. The authors have presented us white folks with a wonderful resource to help us discover where we 'fit' and how we can grow in the changing ethnic context of our lives." *Paul Borthwick, Senior Consultant, Development Associates International*
A Seminary Professor's Perspective--School of Intercultural Studies Oct 28, 2005
Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp are onto something big. Their personal experiences in cross-ethnic relationships have led them to discover a major paradigm for how God shapes people to understand and experience others who differ from themselves racially and culturally. They have identified five stages involved in the important process of learning to adjust to others in our multiethnic world. Their concept of displacement and how it works is worth the price of the book. I am going to highly recommend this book to all my fellow professors who are teaching any kind of course dealing with crosscultural relationships. This book is a winner. God has shaped me personally as I interacted with it." J. Robert Clinton, Professor of Leadership, School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary