Two-Faced Racism examines and explains the racial attitudes and behaviours exhibited by whites in private settings. While there are many books that deal with public attitudes, behaviours, and incidences concerning race and racism (frontstage), there are few studies on the attitudes whites display among friends, family, and other whites in private settings (backstage). The core of this book draws upon 626 journals of racial events kept by white college students at twenty-eight colleges in the United States. The book seeks to comprehend how whites think in racial terms by analyzing their reported racial events.
1. Contemporary Racial Events: an Overview 2. The Frontstage 3. The Backstage 4. Backstage, Near the Front 5. Fluid Boundaries, Slippery Regions 6. Observing Racial Discrimination: White Police Officers 7. The Continuing Significance of Racism. Reprise and Conclusion