History of White People

Via Ta-Nehisi Coates, here’s a very interesting video of historian Nell Irvin Painter discussing the history of “whiteness” — who is considered white, where, and why. Fascinating discourse on the elasticity of racial labels.

This concept will surely come up in our Race & America’s Future Virtual Book Club starting Sept. 29.

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One Response to “History of White People”

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    Thank you to Nell Irvin Painter for helping us to understand the politics of whiteness in our country. We are a race constructed society and it matters that we know it.
    Thank you Policy Link for creating for this EquityBlog.org

    Sandra Bernabei, LCSW
    AntiRacist Alliance
    Undoing Racism in Our Lifetime!
    http://www.EndTheStructureofRacism.ning.com

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