White Privilege

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Before the White Race Was Invented: Review of The Invention of the White Race
Scott, Jonathan
With white racial oppression in place, the ruling class could promote poor and propertyless European-Americans into the "middle class," the same way the British promoted "mulattos" in the Caribbean, b...
Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part Two: Marxism vs. the Myth of "White Skin Privilege"
The victory of the socialist revolution in this country will be achieved through the united struggle of black and white workers.
Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part One: The Roots of Black Oppression
The purpose of this talk is to motivate a Marxist materialist program for the fight for black freedom as opposed to the idealism embodied in both black nationalism and guilty white liberalism, includi...
Complicating "White Privilege": Class, Race and Images of Wilma
Gorski, Paul C.
The most heavy-handedly enforced rule, and the one we, in the white privilege brigade, still seem determined to protect with the greatest earnestness, dictates that Nobody shall, during a conversation...
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David Roediger's Working Toward Whiteness: Against The Current vol. 125
Poitevin, René Francisco
A disturbing aftermath of the pro-immigrant demonstrations recently held in dozens of cities across the United States, besides the obvious anti-immigrant backlash, has been the increase in Black/Brown...
Is there a White Skin Privilege?
Mullen, Bill
The idea that all whites are privileged at the expense of Blacks is popular on the left -- but Bill Mullen makes the case that Marxism offers a better understanding of racism.
The limits of anti-racism
Reed, Adolph J.
The contemporary discourse of 'antiracism' is focused much more on taxonomy than politics. It emphasizes the name by which we should call some strains of inequality -- whether they should be broadly r...
On Roediger's Wages of Whiteness
Allen, Theodore, W.
An extended discussion and critique of David Roediger's book Wages of Whiteness. Allen writes: "David Roediger's Wages of Whiteness, because of its almost universal acceptance for use in colleges and ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 9, 2017: Meeting the Challenge of the Right
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Challenging the Right requires not only anti-fascist actions in the street, but organizing to reach those who may be attracted the the appeal of the Right and offering an alternative social vision. Th...
People of Color Talk is Cheap
Podur, Justin
A concept like ‘People of Color’, which obscures privilege and hierarchy within the racial system itself, can often make work harder for antiracists.
Privilege politics is reformism
Conatz, Juan
A critique of privilege politics, which the author sees as a demobilizing force that boils down issues of oppression into what happens between individuals.
Towards a Marxist Critique of 'Privilege Theory'
Tietze, Tad
A contribution by Tad Tietze to an ongoing debate on Marxism and 'privilege theory.'
Towards the Abolition of Whiteness
Roediger, David
Roediger's genda is to show how race consciousness among whites needs to be fought so that the working class can be brought to an emancipatory agenda.
The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
Roediger, David
A book that has reoriented how historians look at the American working class.
What is the Left?
Stephens, R.L.
Stephens argues that class struggle is central to overcoming oppression.
Why the Left Isn't Talking About Rural American Poverty
Gurley, Lauren
Within the popular American conscience there are two favoured focal points for discussing the problem of poverty. The first is within the urban, inner city context and the second is the poverty of the...