Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Whiteness Studies Resists the Myth of a Post-Racial America

Barack Obama's election helped fuel the myth that the United States is entering a "post-racial" era in which white privilege is on the decline. Whiteness Studies scholars answer: not so fast. Read the article.

White Privilege in the News: Articles in Salon

Salon online provides updates on white privilege in the news. Check it out: White Privilege in the News on Salon.

Death Rates Rising for Less Educated, Middle-aged Whites

A new study revealed a surprising decline in the survival rates for less educated, middle-aged whites. Causes for the decline included suicide, drug abuse, and alcoholism. Is this a result of the economic policies that have driven up economic inequality in the United States over the past two decades, destroying the hopes of those without advanced skills? Is it a psychological response to a perceived loss in the value of white privilege?
Read the New York Times coverage