The C.O.W.S. Gavin de Becker’s The Gift of Fear Part 5

Thursday, August 1st 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy hosts our fifth study session on Gavin de Becker’s 1997 bestseller, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence. de Becker is a White man, Racist Suspect. A number of C.O.W.S. listeners suggested that we study this book to help non-white people better grasp when they might be violated. The System of White Supremacy is designed to encourage White and non-white people to harm black people. The hope is that by reading this book, listeners will be more alert and responsive to signals that inform of us of potential violence. Interestingly, in some circles this text is regarded as “feminist” literature. de Becker does position (White) Women as the prototypical victims of violence. Last week’s segment investigated persistent individuals who can become violent. de Becker emphasized that people who do not accept “no” can be potential problems. Interestingly, the text pivoted to workplace violence and things employers should do to filter out potentially hostile workers. Checking references was encouraged as well as taking serious any mention of firearms or weapons in the workplace.



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