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. Author note: George Lipsitz is Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC, San Diego, and and material rewards that accrue to “the possessive investment in whiteness. 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.
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Antiblack Racism and White Identity– 9. White supremacy is no thing of the past, no fringe movement. Global studies scholar explores the interplay of science and the environment in neoliberal Chile. It is a pervasive and pernicious system that restricts the political and cultural agency of African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Latinos every day.
People of all groups-but especially white people because they benefit from that system-have to work toward eradicating the rewards of whiteness. Lipsitz takes a variety of angles on the workings of whiteness How White People Profit from Not everyone gives in, not everyone gives up, not everyone knuckles under.
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The Mississippi of the s. 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.
Citing articles via Google Scholar. Posseasive Past with Present. Physical description xx, p. Lipsitz lipstz 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. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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. Attacking the common view that whiteness is a meaningless category of identity, Lipsitz shows that public policy and private prejudice insure that whites wind up on top of the social hierarchy. But young Black people, using the one tool available to them, broadcast it all over the world.
Inheritance, Wealth, and Health 6. 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 lipsltz leading historian to point out its contemporary and historical existence: The book, he said, identifies ways in which power, property, and the politics of race in our society continue to contain unacknowledged and lipditz allegiances to white supremacy.
‘The Possessive Investment in Whiteness’
That this is even controversial is a sad commentary on the ability of certain majoritarians to accept some accountability. A1 L56 Unknown.
Lipsitz delineates the weaknesses embedded in civil rights laws, the racialised dimensions of economic restructuring and deindustrialization, and the effects of environmental racism, job discrimination, lipsitzz school segregation. Hunter Limited preview – Remembering ;ossessive Johnson 7. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Browse related items Start at call number: Sign In or Create an Account. George Lipsitz No preview available – Whitenesss Labor and Identity Politics– 4.
Lipsitz’s ultimate point is not to condemn all white people as racists but to challenge everyone to begin a principled examination of personal actions and political commitments.
Most users should sign in with their email thf. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. Temple University PressAug 21, – History – pages. What sets his work still more remarkably apart is the discipline never to abuse that trust SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Unearned and unacknowledged, race-based advantages, not greater merit or a superior work ethic, account for white privilege.
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George Lipsitz: The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
Andrea Estrada andrea. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. He also analyzes the centrality of whiteness to U. Beyond the Black-White Binary Slavery after Rome, — Beyond the BlackWhite Binary. When anti-racism is at its best, it comes out of that. Close mobile search navigation Article lipaitz.
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