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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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Worth a read for all interested in challenging racism and fighting for social justice and equality.

This book give us a chance to face our racial fears, and perhaps become empathize with the oppressed. Inheritance, Wealth, and Health 6. On the other hand, stats seem to indicate that people here are less likely to live in one place all their lives than previous generations.

Apr 26, Tara Brabazon rated it it was amazing. It continues to look at immigration, the connections between white masculinity and war, a more in depth look at the ways that some whites have inherited wealth gerge health.

But the very danger that racism represents can serve constructive ends if it motivates us to create new ways of knowing and acting.

This new book brings together his fierce passion for racial justice with his talent for cultural analysis. Beyond the Black-White Binary White supremacy is no thing of the past, no fringe movement.


I must say that this book makes me upset regarding school curriculum. The black president – rather than the president – was the ‘oddity. George Lipsitz No preview available – Will be shipped from US. Why people of color at the top of most list things negative and bad in society and at the bottom of the list of those possessige considered positive and good? Oct 24, Mariah rated it it was amazing.

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

The biggest absence is prisons, the criminalisation of young peoples of colour and some poor white people but them not so muchpolice brutality and control Smith rated it it was amazing. He demonstrates that whiteness and white supremacy pervade our culture–but a bit more of the focus for my taste should be on the institutions that benefit whites and their white supremacist results. Antiblack Racism and White Identity 9.

Good info for folks who deny privilege! This book is all about how the U. It is like eyeglass looking into the past, an illumination of the present, and a crystal ball into the future, should we not change.

George Lipsitz: The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

For once the precedent had been established of dealing with persons on the basis of race or creed, none of us could consider ourselves safe from future ‘security’ measures. Get to Know Us.

Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary In this unflinching invvestment at white supremacy, George Lipsitz argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes, a problem of property as well as pigment.


White by Law 10th Anniversary Edition: Whitenwss important subject and a good intro. My favorite chapter was the first one, which shared the same title as whitenness book. If I was not retired from the classroom, my students would read this text. Unearned and unacknowledged, race-based advantages, not greater merit or a superior work ethic, account for white privilege.

It may not even be conscious. Jan 03, Inveetment Rich rated it really liked it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Adriana says this is a must read for over-privileged white people and that social service workers have to know about and acknowledge this concept.

Whiteness emerged as a relevant category in American life largely because of realities created by slavery and segregation, by immigration restriction and Indian policy, by conquest and colonialism. The answer to both questions is to blame the victims, whitenesss channel middle-class fears into a sadistic and vindictive crusade that racializes the poor and then blames them for their powerlessness.

This interethnic solidarity among aggrieved racial groups was one of the main products of the World War II experience and one of its most important postwar legacies.

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