June 29, 2001
The Global Privileges of Whiteness
Kendall Clark: The Global Privileges of Whiteness
The average White American's attitudes about race and racism are a mixture of self-congratulation and defensiveness -- ``Yes, America has had some episodes of racism and racial bias, but that's all clearly in the past.'' In truth, White racism hasn't gone anywhere. Its tenor and tone have evolved; now it's expressed in carefully coded messages rather than in crudely overt themes. White racism, and the White supremacist ideology it reflects, and the network of White privilege it maintains, are alive and well.