• White Fear

  • How the Browning of America Is Making White Folks Lose Their Minds
  • By: Roland S. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roland S. Martin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (425 ratings)

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By: Roland S. Martin
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Publisher's Summary

White fear has shaped our democracy and society from the beginning—and today, it’s more intense and visible than ever. To neutralize it, we must first understand it.

White fear is not new. It enabled the rise of Donald Trump. It’s behind the recent flood of restrictive voting laws disproportionately impacting people of color. It’s why reactions to movements like Black Lives Matter and a football player taking a knee have been so negative and so strong.

For two centuries, the deep-seated fear that many White people feel—of losing power, of losing economic standing, of losing a particular “way of life”—has been the driving force behind American politics and culture. And as we approach a future where White people will become a racial minority in the US, something estimated to occur as early as 2043, that fear is only intensifying, festering, and becoming more visible. Are we destined for a violent clash? What can we do to step into our country’s inevitable future, without tearing ourselves apart in the process?

Nationally renowned journalist and award-winning author Roland Martin has been sounding this alarm for more than a decade. In White Fear, he provides a primer on how white fear has shaped, and continues to shape, our democracy and our culture. He connects the separate puzzle pieces, from the Tea Party Movement and QAnon to the decline of White American optimism to the diminishing blue-collar workforce, to illuminate the larger picture of what will unfold in America over the next decade-plus, and offers a better way forward.

If we want to create the kind of country that we’re all welcome in and proud to live in, we can no longer ignore white fear. To neutralize it—in our country and, for White listeners, ourselves—we must first understand it. Only then can we recognize and dismantle it. 

And as the last few years have shown, we don’t have any time to lose.

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an interesting and informative lesson

Mr Martin does not mince words in
breaking down the history of White
fear, white fragility, or white violets. against people of color and against black people in particular

I feel that some people will misinterpret some of the things in this book, but hopefully not ignore the importance of what the book is trying to say.

if I had one complaint I wish the book was longer. because there are some more important things that could be expanded upon especially within the last 20 years.

but other than that it's an extremely interesting listen and more people should try to understand how important the information in this book really is. hopefully more people will.

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Great Book

Well researched a book everyone in America needs to read if you are interested in truth

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Thank you Roland!

I keep rewinding this book over and over because you give soooo much information in this book!
I applaud your service! Thank you!

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Must -Read

I thought I had some knowledge on the hostility of some white people have towards African Americans. But You totally break this thing down. I am going to go listen to it again, it so good. Thank you for continuing to educate our people.

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Perfect straight to the point Roland Martin

Roland Martin nailed it we must vote as if our
lives depended on it now. Those are the facts

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Powerful

This is a great read! Every woman and women needs to read this book and get activated!

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Outstanding

Loved it ……. Roland you have done it again…. Well said of the truth…. Bravo… Bravo…. Bravo!!

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This a great listen

Loved it. Very educational and authentic. Roland Martin is one of greatest journalists in American history. Definitely in modern times. Not only is a great journalist, he's also a great historian and teacher.

He gives very detailed insight into what's going on, how it all happened and what we have to do going forward.

It's straight forward and fact based.

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Couldn’t stop listening..

I really enjoyed this audible book. Very informative and kept me engaged the whole time. It’s a must listen/read.

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A Must Have!!

Love the fact that it's narrated by Roland. Thee true hardest working man, doing the most, doing the impossible.

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  • 10-23-22

Excellent

Good structure and content, author clearly states and conveys the racial issues in America and does so without disrespecting Caucasians. Might be a tough a read for for white folks but it’s an informative and captivating text for anyone entering with an open mind,

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  • Diane S
  • 09-26-22

An important topic for belivers in democracy

It is easy to take our everyday situation and not pay attention to the type of people being elected. It is important to understand the history and behaviour of the system in order to move forward. this book helps with that in a very clear and concise way.