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. Author note: George Lipsitz is Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC, San Diego, and and material rewards that accrue to “the possessive investment in whiteness. 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.

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Exposing the system of unfairness is not enough. Civil Rights Laws and White Privilege. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In this 20 th anniversary edition, published by Temple University Press, Lipsitz offers, in addition to updated statistics, analyses of defining issues and events, including the nature of anti-immigrant mobilizations; police assaults on Black women; the killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and others; the legacy of the Obama administration and the emergence of President Donald Trump; the Charlottesville mob action and killing of protester Heather Heyer and lipsiitz hate crimes; and the ways in which white fragility, fear — and failure — are driving a new ethno-nationalism.

As rigorous as it is creative, this collection combines a firm grasp of the material roots and consequences of white supremacy with striking cultural criticism.

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. Lipsitz delineates the weaknesses embedded in civil geogre laws, the racial dimensions of economic restructuring and deindustrialization, and the effects inveatment environmental racism, job discrimination and school segregation.

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


Lipsitz takes a variety of angles on the workings of whiteness But Lipsitz also is quick to point out that while much of the book is whoteness indictment of racism and the mindset that allows it to flourish, its subtext is that the Black freedom tradition is alive and well, and not solely the provincial particular concern of Black people.

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Beyond Identity Politics– 8. 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 i and cultural relations. This book is a case in point. Don’t have an account? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in iinvestment, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Much of lipzitz media reflects the meanness, the mendacity the callousness and the cruelty of the broader society. What sets his work still more remarkably apart is the discipline never to abuse that trust Temple University PressAug 21, – History – pages.

View Cart Check Out. On the other hand, Lipsitz added, whitenesss would be an insult to principled people of all races who have continuously sought to create new democratic practices and institutions and new forms of struggle for racial justice to give in to pessimism and despair.

He also analyzes the centrality of whiteness to U. Related articles in Google Scholar. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

As Lipsitz points whifeness, however, the education inequality, wealth gap, health gap and employment discrimination that linger long after — and despite — the Civil Rights Act and other legislation outlawing legal discrimination — paint a picture that in still looks bleak. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site.


All of these discussions are productive; some of them are dazzling Andrea Estrada andrea. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.

This revised and expanded edition 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. Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains ivestment unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation, employment, housing, and health care for minorities.

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A1 L56 Unknown. It is a pervasive and pernicious system that restricts the political and cultural agency of African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Latinos every day. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship. Temple University Press Amazon.

Antiblack Racism and White Identity 9. George Lipsitz No preview available – The book, he said, identifies ways in which power, property, and the politics of race in our society continue to contain unacknowledged and unacceptable allegiances to white supremacy. This is a terrifically important book. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness– 2.

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The possessive investment in whiteness: George Lipsitz No preview available – Account Options Sign in. 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 ehiteness pigment.