Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 October 2021

224 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197557341

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The Case for Rage

Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle

Myisha Cherry

  • Helps the anti-racist to understand what they're feeling, and how to harness their anger for anti-racist purposes
  • Makes a unique, deeply-informed contribution to the literature on anti-racism and how to make progress in the quest for racial justice
  • Provides insights into the nature and import of anger, drawing from psychology as well as philosophy
  • Draws on inspiring examples from the Civil Rights movement, as well as other moments in the history of anti-racist struggle--drawing heavily on the work of Audre Lorde but also James Baldwin, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Luther King, Jr. among others--to showcase the power of anger
  • Serves as a toolkit for readers to use to respond properly to the anger of others without reinforcing white supremacy or crushing counter-resistance efforts