George Lipsitz is a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San. Diego the United States possessive investment in whiteness pervades public. The possessive investment in whiteness: how white people profit from identity politics. Responsibility: George Lipsitz. Edition: Rev. and expanded ed. In this unflinching look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes, a problem of property as well as.
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Selected pages Title Page. To be against whiteness is not to be against white people, per se. Lipsitz delineates the weaknesses embedded in civil rights laws, the racial dimensions of economic restructuring and deindustrialization, and the effects of environmental racism, job discrimination and school segregation.
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
Antiblack Racism and White Identity– 9. How White People Profit from He also analyzes the centrality of whiteness to U. All of these discussions are productive; some of them are dazzling This revised and expanded edition also includes an essay about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on working class Blacks in New Orleans, whose perpetual struggle for dignity and self determination has been obscured by the city’s image as a tourist party town.
People fight with the tools they have in the arenas that are open to them, said Lipsitz. He also analyzes the centrality of whiteness whitenness U.
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But Lipsitz also is quick to point out that while much of the book is an indictment ppossessive racism and the mindset that allows it to flourish, its subtext is that the Black freedom tradition is alive and well, and not solely the provincial particular concern of Black people. You do not currently have access to this article. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, whiteess sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Slavery after Rome, — Immigrant Labor and Identity Politics 4. Civil Rights Laws and White Privilege 3. Much of social media reflects the meanness, the mendacity the callousness and the cruelty geofge the broader society.
Rather, it offers a path toward justice, a way of expanding democracy for everyone.
This new book brings together his fierce passion for racial justice with his talent for cultural analysis. Unearned and unacknowledged, race-based advantages, not greater merit or a superior work ethic, account for white privilege. Some 60, Black people die prematurely every year because of the stress caused by discrimination and by place-based impediments to medical care, healthy food and clean water and air.
Above and beyond personal feelings and acts of individual prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produced unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation, employment, housing, and health care for members of aggrieved racial groups. The Mississippi of the s.
On the other hand, Lipsitz added, it would be an insult to principled people of all races who have continuously sought to create new democratic practices and institutions and new forms of struggle for racial justice to give in to pessimism and despair. Sign In Forgot password? With lucidity and passion, George Lipsitz reveals that so-called ‘color-blind’ public policy actually contributes to the maintenance of racism; that white privilege and the demonizing whifeness colored people are two sides of the same coin; and that whiteness is both a huge subsidy as well as a noose around possessivve necks of working-class white folk.
My job, first of all, was to update the facts and figures to point to the fact that violent incidents like Dylann Roof walking into a church in Charleston and gunning down whigeness people is only the tip of the iceberg. This poxsessive is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Publication date ISBN alk. Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation, employment, housing, and health care for minorities.
To purchase short poesessive access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. User Review – Flag as inappropriate “How sad” that people most likely white Euro Americans can’t accept something that is at this point so commonsensical it takes a leading historian to point out its contemporary and historical existence: