Archive for June, 2000

Membership Has its Privileges: Seeing and Challenging the Benefits of Whiteness

Published as a ZNet Commentary, June 22, 2000, and republished in White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism, Paula Rothenberg, ed., 2003, Worth Publishers. Being white, as the old saying goes, means never having to think about it. Perhaps that’s why I get looks of bewilderment whenever I ask, as I do [...]

Rebels Without a Clue: Neo-Confederacy and the Ironies of White Supremacy

Published as a ZNet Commentary, June 6, 2000 “Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten…” We Southerners are famous for wishful thinking. In fact, it’s something of a regional pastime. This should come as no surprise given our interminable heat in the summer, which leaves nearly [...]