A Look At America’s Angry White Man


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It’s no doubt that white men have an abundance of privileges and, as Malaika Jabali said in her article in Very Smart Brothers, been literally winning at everything. And yet, many of them are still pissed off at the world.

Michael Kimmel, a Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, has written about furious white maleness in his book Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era. (Click on the title to visit Amazon if you’re interested in purchasing it.) Here’s a quick excerpt from a larger excerpt from his book:

...They’re mad as hell.

You see them pretty much everywhere these days—yet they’re often invisible. They patrol America’s southern border, determined to keep out Mexican immigrants. They tune in to venomous talk-radio hosts who translate economic anguish, psychological distress, and political confusion into blind rage. They swarm into populist Tea Party…

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