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Latinos and Whiteness

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On October 7, 2017
I want to expand on something that came up in this thread from the other day: how whiteness might include Latinos in the future. We know now, thanks to scholars going back to Theodore Allen and greatly expanded up by David Roediger and many others, that whiteness is an invented idea that is also a […]
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Obama and Race

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On December 14, 2016
Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay on Barack Obama is powerful: Coates argues that Obama knows his whites because he was born to them, raised and loved by them. For this reason, Coates says Obama was able to offer white Americans “something very few African Americans could—trust.” Obama’s faith in white people’s goodness […]
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