GEORGE LIPSITZ POSSESSIVE INVESTMENT WHITENESS PDF

The possessive investment in whiteness? Bill Moore was a white man in the who, distressed by the racial violence in Mississippi, went on a one man march from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi to deliver a letter to Governor Barnett. During his march, he was threatened and murdered. These things include but are not limited to a good education, fair housing, power, good jobs, and social status. His actions forced my first confrontations with the possessive investment in whiteness—a poisonous system of privilege that pits people against each other and prevents the creation of common ground. Exposing, analyzing, and eradicating this pathology is an obligation that we all share, white people most of all.

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The possessive investment in whiteness? Bill Moore was a white man in the who, distressed by the racial violence in Mississippi, went on a one man march from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi to deliver a letter to Governor Barnett.

During his march, he was threatened and murdered. These things include but are not limited to a good education, fair housing, power, good jobs, and social status. His actions forced my first confrontations with the possessive investment in whiteness—a poisonous system of privilege that pits people against each other and prevents the creation of common ground.

Exposing, analyzing, and eradicating this pathology is an obligation that we all share, white people most of all. Lipsitz xix Lipsitz offers compelling, emotional, and historical facts and stories to support his claim that America has an investment in whiteness.

His major story is about Bill Moore and the reasons as to why his murder affected Lipsitz and how it should affect others. The reverse was also a consequence of the investment in whiteness, black slaves were recruited into militias in order to fight the Native Americans Lipsitz 3.

For example, in the Brown v. Board of Education, although slavery is no more, segregation is rampant. This proposition meant the denial of health benefits, education, and other everyday subsidies to undocumented residents. Even when Lipsitz references his sources, his information is from a source that is biased toward his subject.

When Lipsitz writes about the riots in L. Not only was this information from a biased source, but the numbers do not differentiate or specify if all 47, of the cases reported between and were from blacks involved in the riots of L.

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Shelves: race An important subject and a good intro. Whiteness has a cash value: it accounts for advantages that come to individuals through profits made from housing secured in discriminatory markets, though the unequal educational opportunities available to children of different races, through An important subject and a good intro. Whiteness has a cash value: it accounts for advantages that come to individuals through profits made from housing secured in discriminatory markets, though the unequal educational opportunities available to children of different races, through insider networks that channel employment opportunities to the relatives and friends of those who profited most from present and past racial discrimination, and especially through intergenerational transfers of inherited wealth that pass on the spoils of discrimination to succeeding generations. I argue that white Americans are encouraged to invest in whiteness, to remain true to an identity that provides them with resources, power, and opportunity [vii]. Though I think I prefer Roediger. What this does is bring together a lot of people writing about this in a very narrative style that reads pretty easily. The first two chapters are my favourites in terms of theory roundup.

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