Studies of racism often focus on its devastating effects on the victims of prejudice. But no discussion of race is complete without exploring the other sidethe ways in which some people or groups actually benefit, deliberately or inadvertently, from racial bias. This is the subject of Paula Rothenberg's groundbreaking anthology, White Privilege.
The new edition of White Pr...more
One sentence I read radically re-framed my understanding of white privilege, so that I could relate to the problem very concretely instead of abstractly. It wasn't even a great sentence. It simply equated whiteness with "property." With this definition as part of "whiteness," I was able ...more
I liked the latter chapter ...more
I particularly appreciate the way the book is structured to develop empathy as well as understanding.
Even though I had some inkling of White Privilege, I'll walk around my nearly all-white neighborhood with a new knowledge. I'll also walk around work and feel I'm doing good. I'm not the type of person to march or picket, they draw far to ...more
Then something clicked. It made sense. It didn't have to be my thoughts, feelings, ideas. It was just what was happening around me and my part in enjoying it without ever realizing it.
Refound this book to share it with my daughter. ...more
This is a collection of 16 essays and articles that seeks to make whiteness visible, to analyse the nature of white privilege, and to offer suggestions for using that privilege to combat racism.
As a member of so called “minority group”, I’ve always tried not to allow myself to think about racism. What would be the point? I’ve always believed in self sufficiency and merit, and my belief has always been not to dwel ...more
Some of the essays get quite academic, and I struggled through seve ...more