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The Whiteness of South Texas

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On October 2, 2021
Is this a Cleetus safari? It might be. But we do have to figure out what on earth is going on in south Texas, with its amazing and horrifying transformation from being a Hillary stronghold in 2016 to a purple area in 2020, with majority-Mexican-American counties moving up to 30 points to Trump. So this […]

White Fears

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On June 10, 2021

Now I can see why we need to protect Maddie and Connor from going to school with Black kids. Might make their parents feel a bit anxious, having to interaction with the other people! White people ofte

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This is a very interesting discussion of how whiteness not only shapes white conservative politics, but white liberal politics. When I think back to the many schooling discussions and how utterly outraged so many commenters are around here to be confronted with their racist choices or to have anyone call their actions racist even though […]
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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 […]

How White Are You?

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On January 26, 2012

It’s hard not to be bouncing off the ceiling for the chance to make fun of Charles Murray’s new book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. I really need a comedy fix right

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