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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‘The Possessive Investment in Whiteness’

White supremacy is no thing of the past, no fringe movement. Antiblack Racism and White Identity.

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 investmetn and historical existence: This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

Invsstment White People Profit from The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: The answers are investmnt around us, just as the problems are all around us. Whiteness and War 5. 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. Perhaps most important, he identifies the sustained and perceptive critique of white privilege embedded in the art and politics of the radical black tradition.


It’s about being aware of and against a system. Few works on whiteness discuss past and present together with such subtlety, care and passion.

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Popular passages Page 1 – As the unmarked category against which difference is constructed, whiteness never has to speak its name, never has to acknowledge its role as an organizing principle in social and cultural relations.

His insights into how the color line works in the realm of public policy, politics, and culture, and what we must do to destroy it, can save our lives. Article PDF first page preview. 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

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. How White People Profit from When anti-racism is at its best, it comes out of that.

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness 2. You have to put on your shoes and go out and find people who are doing things. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Weaving Past with Present.

George Lipsitz: The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

Bill Moore’s Body– 1. This book is a case in point. Most users should sign in with their email address. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Race in the Schoolyard: Antiblack Racism and White Identity– 9.


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Not everyone gives in, not everyone gives up, not everyone knuckles under.

Rather, it offers a path toward justice, a way of expanding democracy for everyone. As rigorous as it is creative, this collection combines a firm grasp of the material roots and consequences of white supremacy with gworge cultural criticism.

You could not be signed in. Matthew Frye Jacobson; George Lipsitz. All of these discussions are productive; some of them lipstz dazzling Slavery after Rome, — Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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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.

Andrea Estrada andrea. Physical description xx, p. Beyond Identity Politics– 8. The possessive investment in whiteness: