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The Price of Progressive Politics – The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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The Price of Progressive Politics: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism

Rose Ernst


Through the voices of women activists in the welfare rights movement across the United States, this book exposes the contemporary reality of welfare rights politics, revealing how the language of colorblind racism undermines this multiracial movement. Through in-depth interviews with activists in eight organizations across the United States, the book presents an intersectional analysis of how these activists understand the complexities of race, class and gender and how such understandings have affected their approach to their grassroots work. It offers a refreshing examination of how those wor ... More

Keywords: women activists, welfare rights movement, multiracial movement, racism, racial dynamics

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814722480
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rose Ernst, author

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