George Lipsitz is a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San. Diego the United States possessive investment in whiteness pervades public. The possessive investment in whiteness: how white people profit from identity politics. Responsibility: George Lipsitz. Edition: Rev. and expanded ed. 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.

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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. George Lipsitz Limited preview – Wednesday, September 12, – Rather, it offers a path toward justice, a way of expanding inbestment for everyone.

Slavery after Rome, — The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Perhaps most important, he identifies the sustained and perceptive critique of white privilege embedded in the art and politics of the radical black tradition.

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

Few works on whiteness discuss past and present together with such subtlety, care and passion.

‘The Possessive Investment in Whiteness’

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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 pigment. Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation, employment, housing, and health care for minorities. Lipsitz’s ultimate point is not to condemn all white people as racists but to challenge everyone to begin a principled examination of personal actions and political commitments.

Sign In or Create an Account. How White People Profit from Kelleyauthor of Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! Temple University PressAug 21, – History – pages. 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 other hate crimes; and the ways in which white fragility, fear — and failure — are driving a new ethno-nationalism.

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Other Voices, Other Worlds. He also analyzes the centrality of whiteness to U. Civil Rights Laws and White Privilege. Selected pages Title Page.

George Lipsitz: The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

Temple University Press Amazon. Yet his research proceeds from the premise that scholarship needs to draw on the profound knowledge that emanates from aggrieved communities in struggle.

To be against whiteness is not to be against white people, per se. Beyond the Black-White Binary In The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Email alerts New issue alert. Praise for the First Edition: Roediger “Lipsitz is best known for showing how popular culture and the changing fortunes of the working class and people of color transformed the United States after World War II. My job, first of all, was geogge update the facts and figures to point to the fact that violent incidents like Dylann Roof walking into a church in Charleston and gunning down nine people is only the tip of the iceberg.