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Whiteness



  • Settler Fantasies, Televised

    by Hannah Manshell

    The genre of house hunting and home improvement shows involve contestants claiming the prerogatives of owning property, which has historically been allotted to white people at the expense of the indigenous in several societies. 



  • Why "White" Should be Capitalized, Too

    by Nell Irvin Painter

    A capitalized “White” challenges that freedom, by unmasking “Whiteness” as an American racial identity as historically important as “Blackness” — which it certainly is.


  • Those We Abuse, We Loathe

    by J. Chester Johnson

    Until white Americans reckon with the significance of white supremacy in America, they will deflect a sense of responsibility by laying blame for black suffering on black Americans themselves. 



  • America Needs an Education in Whiteness

    by Jordan Lindsey

    Not a white equivalent of Black History Month—but a better understanding of the concept of whiteness and the harm it inflicts on race relations.