Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Chalmer E. F. Thompson
    Pages 1-23
  3. Chalmer E. F. Thompson
    Pages 25-59
  4. Chalmer E. F. Thompson
    Pages 91-116
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-166

About this book


This book addresses the need to radically transform societies plagued by racism. It places prominence on persistent racialized violence in the lives of Black Americans as influential in how Black people in the U.S. and abroad perceive themselves as Black in juxtaposition to their perceptions of White people and other People of Color. An absence of understanding of the often-masked role of violence in the lives of Black people increases the likelihood of reproducing it. The author offers a reformulation of racial identity theory to examine the construction of Manichaeism in people and societies, and how meaningful engagement that confronts the violence is vital to psychological development, though this engagement also is not without dire risks.


Liberation Psychology Peace Psychology Black Psychology Pan-African Psychology Indigenous Psychology Cross-cultural Psychology Black Lives Matter Peace-building Racial Oppression Racial Violence Black Identity Identity Shaping Intersectionality Structural Violence Environmental Racism Sexual Minorities Sexism Mass Incarceration Immigration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University – Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA

About the authors

Chalmer E. F. Thompson, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Education in Indianapolis. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda and considers herself a scholar-activist.

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