It’s Not Always Racist … but Sometimes It Is

Reshaping How We Think about Racism

by Dionne Wright Poulton Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/14/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480805903
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480805880
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480805897

About the Book

Not all incidents related to race should be considered instances of racism. And not all people who make comments about race are racists. In It’s Not Always Racist … but Sometimes It Is, author Dionne Wright Poulton, PhD, argues that society misuses these terms—racism and racist—and that this misuse of language damages society. She advocates engaging in ongoing, open, and honest dialogue.

Through this discussion, Dr. Poulton shows why the United States continues to have problems with race. She teaches specific tools and language to help you critically analyze situations that happen in your everyday life and in society, affording you the opportunity to insightfully break down each situation into its simplest form and to make sense of it.

It’s Not Always Racist … but Sometimes It Is offers solutions and practical advice on how to repair the damage done through racism and prevent further harm. It creates a space for genuine dialogue on race, racism, and racial bias.

About the Author

Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D., has fifteen years of teaching experience in high schools and universities and as a diversity education consultant and speaker. She earned a PhD from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree from San Francisco State University, a bachelor of education degree (teaching degree) from the University of Toronto, and a bachelor’s degree from Rice University as an NCAA Division I track and field scholarship athlete.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Poulton currently resides outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and their two children.