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Whiteness As Property

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The Identity Politics of Whiteness. A common refrain in the days after the election was “Not all his voters are racist.”

The Identity Politics of Whiteness

But this will not do, because those voters chose a candidate who promised them relief from their problems at the expense of other races. They may claim innocence now, but it seems to me that when a leading chapter of the Ku Klux Klan announces plans to hold a victory parade for the president-elect, the time for innocence is long past. ‘White’ is a category that has afforded people an evasion from race, rather than an opportunity to confront it.

Racism is a necessary explanation for what happened on Nov. 8, but it is not a sufficient one. When You're Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression. I’ve never been punched in the face.

When You're Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression

Not in an actual fight, at least. I’m not much of a fighter, I suppose... more of an “arguer.” I don’t think I’m “scared” to get into a fight, necessarily — there have been many times I have put myself in situations where a physical fight could easily have happened. I just can’t see myself ever being the guy who throws the first punch, and I’m usually the kind of guy who DE-escalates things with logic or humor. Noam Chomsky on the Roots of American Racism. The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless.

Noam Chomsky on the Roots of American Racism

Photo This is the eighth in a series of interviews with philosophers on race that I am conducting for The Stone. This week’s conversation is with Noam Chomsky, a linguist, political philosopher and one of the world’s most prominent public intellectuals. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, “On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare,” with Andre Vltchek. – George Yancy George Yancy: When I think about the title of your book “On Western Terrorism,” I’m reminded of the fact that many black people in the United States have had a long history of being terrorized by white racism, from random beatings to the lynching of more than 3,000 black people (including women) between 1882 and 1968.

Noam Chomsky: The America that “black people have always known” is not an attractive one. As is now known, they were highly efficient.

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White Privilege Conference. Gradient Lair. Intimacy Intervention: My Husband Uses Racial Slurs During Sex. Couple pictured are models.

Intimacy Intervention: My Husband Uses Racial Slurs During Sex

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Stock Image Passionate Living Coach Abiola Abrams gives love, dating and self-esteem advice on the CW's Bill Cunningham Show and all over the web through her hit web series AbiolaTV. Now she wants to help you keep things spicy and fresh between the sheets. Cher Frederic Beigbeder, Votre supplique au Monde, m'a profondément émue.

Cher Frederic Beigbeder,

Profondément émue car j'ai compris ce que sous-tendait, d'un coup, votre manifeste lancé par une femme dont l'humanisme n'est d'ailleurs plus à démontrer. Au fond vous souhaitez nous protéger nous les femmes honnêtes, du viol comme vous le dites à demi-mot ("Que se passera-t-il quand il n'aura plus cette soupape de sécurité ? Certains deviendront-ils dangereux ? "). Tant de délicatesse vous honore d'ailleurs. Je me permets de vous faire remarquer Frédéric, qu'il y a également des hommes violés, et sans doute pas assez de prostitués masculins ; je vous propose donc de continuer votre mission altruiste en devenant désormais prostituée au bois afin que les nombreux hommes frustrés puissent passer sur vous l'envie de violer d'autres hommes. Arriver à être publié dans le Monde sur un sujet que vous dites, de votre propre aveu, ne pas connaître, constitue toutefois une vraie performance et j'en suis assez admirative.

Femmes blanches et privilège blanc : leur dire NON. Aujourd’hui, je suis extrêmement heureuse de vous présenter une traduction d’un texte du fameux blog Gradient Lair, un blog personnel tenu par Trudy, une femme afro-américaine avec une vision womanist et intersectionnelle sur les oppressions.

Femmes blanches et privilège blanc : leur dire NON

Je vous avoue que Trudy – dont vous pouvez retrouvez la bio riche ici – était un peu incertaine à me laisser traduire son texte. Des explications très intéressantes et importantes sont présentes dans sa politique de contenu, pour expliquer ses appréhensions. Si vous lisez l’anglais, je vous conseille d’aller consulter, et de manière générale, de suivre le blog entier. Le post que j’ai choisi de traduire est un texte "coup de poing", qui est un mélange bien plus pertinent de mon premier texte sur le privilège blanc et d’aspects sur les questions de relations entre races, que j’essayais d’aborder plus en détails ici.

Je laisse donc maintenant Trudy aborder avec vous le privilège blanc, particulièrement quand il se manifeste chez les femmes blanches. Whiteness (And Other Ness(es)) as Property Revisited: A Response to Derrick Bell and a Vision for Multi-Cultural Coalitions and Legalisms - Joyce6U.Pa.J.L.&Soc.Change1(2002).pdf. Biography. Cheryl I.


Harris is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at UCLA School of Law where she teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory and Race Conscious Remedies. A graduate of Wellesley College and Northwestern School of Law, Professor Harris began her teaching career in 1990 at Chicago- Kent College of Law after working for one of Chicago’s leading criminal defense firms and later serving as a senior legal advisor in the City Attorney’s office as part of the reform administration of Mayor Harold Washington of Chicago. The interconnections between racial theory, civil rights practice, politics, and human rights have been important to her work. She was a key organizer of several major conferences that helped establish a dialogue between U.S. legal scholars and South African lawyers during the development of South Africa’s first democratic constitution.

Le Fédéraliste - Magali Bessone. Whiteness as Property by Cheryl I. Harris. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law Harvard Law Review, Vol. 106, No. 8, p. 1707, 1993 UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 06-35 Abstract: Issues regarding race and racial identity as well as questions pertaining to property rights and ownership have been prominent in much public discourse in the United States.

Whiteness as Property by Cheryl I. Harris

The Birth Of The White Corporation. Predatory Lending and the Reproduction of Racialized Inequality. Whiteness as property Archives - Education, Liberation & Black Radical Traditions. Oreo.

whiteness as property Archives - Education, Liberation & Black Radical Traditions

Sell-out. House Negro. Uncle Tom. Aunt Jemima. Incognegro.