The C.O.W.S. Gavin de Becker’s The Gift of Fear Part 6

Thursday, August 8th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy hosts our sixth 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 possible danger. Interestingly, in some circles this text is regarded as “feminist” literature. de Becker does position (White) Women as the prototypical victims of violence – while completely ignoring the omnipresent brutality against black people. Last week’s segment brought the full spotlight on OJ Simpson. de Becker again acknowledged that he worked for the prosecution in the Simpson trial, and he devoted a healthy chunk of the reading to discussing the obviousness of Simpson’s guilt. He also presented valuable information on the importance of accepting evidence – previous violent behavior, confrontations with police – that may point to future violence. He also suggested thinking carefully before filing a restraining order. In some instances, this may intensify the harassment.



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The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners – Victims of White Supremacy. The purpose of this program is to provide Victims of White Supremacy with constructive information and suggestions on how to counter Racist Woman & Racist Man.

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