Liberation is passion and compassion, those strong and motivating feelings that we must live be our hearts as well as our minds. They exist because they benefit members of the dominant race.
Therefore, the weight of oppression does not fall on them uniformly. To do so is to deny the reality of racism in the here and now, and this denial would simply be color-blind racism.
New York: W. Because part of racism is systemic, I benefit from the privilege that I am struggling to see….
Editors of Ebony. I am white and am addressing a common white dynamic. A third focus of whiteness studies has been on the evolution of whiteness.
Why whiteness studies emerged when it did is best explained by a combination of factors, including the continuing challenge to white supremacy in the post—Civil Rights era, the changing racial demography of the United Statesthe decline of white ethnic identities, and intellectual trends that emphasized the social construction of race and the examination of identities.