Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin is a unique book. Rich Benjamin makes the story of "white flight" very simple to read and very personal. I felt as though he were sitting down talking to me, one on one. I find it very interesting in years to come a turnover of positions of minorities vs. the white majority might happen. I try to imagine how this new society will feel to me. I don't really know. I have always heard that "power corrupts." Power corrupts the people who have lived lives of poverty and stress. It seems capability of power is that it can make those in power forget their past positions. Therefore, empathy and justice are soon lost again. So, I will take a wait and see position. I feel no excitement about the future change in positions of the races.
I look forward to reading more books by Rich Benjamin in the future. He is a brilliant author.