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The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition (Hardcover)

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"If we could only take one book with us into the 21st century, this is the one I would choose. With lucidity and passion, George Lipsitz reveals that so-called 'color-blind' public policy actually contributes to the maintenance of racism; that white privilege and the demonizing of colored people are two sides of the same coin; and that whiteness is both a huge subsidy as well as a noose around the necks of working-class white folk. His insights into how the color line works in the realm of public policy, politics, and culture, and what we must do to destroy it, can save our lives."
—Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America

Product Details
ISBN: 9781592134939
ISBN-10: 1592134939
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication Date: March 17th, 2006
Pages: 320
Language: English