Archive for June, 2002

Honky Wanna Cracker? Examining the Myth of “Reverse Racism”

Published as a ZNet Commentary, June 30, 2002 Recently, while I was speaking to a group of high school students, I was asked why I only seemed to be concerned about white racism towards people of color, and not racism from people of color towards whites. We had been discussing racial slurs, and several white [...]

Brilliance Without Passion: Whiteness Scholarship and the Struggle Against Racism

Published in Souls, 4:4, Fall, 2002 “…This learned, civilized, intellectual-liberal debate cheerfully raged in its vacuum, while every hour brought more distress and confusion — and dishonor — to the country they claimed to love.” (James Baldwin, No Name in the Street) Sometimes I wish I had gone to graduate school and received an advanced [...]