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Prof Linda Martin Alcoff - Skin in the Game: Whiteness Without White Supremacy?

“HERE’S NO DENYING that interest in whiteness is on the rise. White people in the United States, increasingly conscious of the various ways they are viewed by their nonwhite countrymen, are grappling with the meaning of their own identity and the history of white supremacy. Whiteness has been called an illusion, a lie, an absence, an invention. But if it is an illusion, it is an illusion that has become very real and operational in our lives. What do we do with such an invention? Can we modify it? Take it apart? Abandon it? Can we replace it with something else?[…]” More

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