Posts Tagged ‘colorblindness’

Race to Our Credit: Denial, Privilege and Life as a Majority

Published as a ZNet Commentary, 1/06/05 Sometimes it can be difficult, having a conversation with those whose political views are so diametrically opposed to one’s own. But even more challenging, is having a discussion with someone who simply refuses to accept even the most basic elements of your worldview. At that point, disagreement is less […]

Content of Whose Character?: Race, College Admissions and the Myth of Merit

Published as a ZNet Commentary One thing can be said for conservatives: they are nothing if not unoriginal. This truism was driven home yet again recently when I found myself in a debate over affirmative action with such a person, who insisted that folks like me, by virtue of our support for the concept, had […]

Is Sisterhood Conditional?: White Women and the Rollback of Affirmative Action

Published in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Fall 1998, 10:3 Despite the significant benefits to white women from affirmative action programs in education, employment, and contracting; and despite the likelihood that gender discrimination, like its racial counterpart, would intensify in the absence of these programs, white women have been noticeably absent from the front […]

White Privilege, Uber Alles: What the Attack on Affirmative Action is Really About

Published in Z Magazine, September, 1995 His voice may have been cracking, but the message was loud and clear, as Presidential wanna-be, Pete Wilson gloated over the decision by the University of California Regents to abolish affirmative action in its nine affiliate schools. “This is the beginning of the end of racial preferences,” announced Wilson, […]