White Privilege
Fifth Edition   ©2015

White Privilege

Paula S. Rothenberg (Senior Fellow, The Murphy Institute, CUNY)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-4220-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-4220-2; Format: Paper Text, 240 pages


Part 1: Whiteness: The Power of Invisibility

  1. The Matter of Whiteness- Richard Dyer
  2. Failing to See- Harlon Dalton
  3. NEW: The Invisible Whiteness of Being- Derald Wing Sue
  4. EXPANDED: Representations of Whiteness in the Black Imagination- bell hooks
  5. NEW: Dead Black Man, Just Walking-William David Hart

Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion for Part One


Part 2: Whiteness: The Power of the Past

  1. The Roots of Racial Classification- Philip C. Wander, Judith N. Martin, and Thomas K. Nakayama
  2. NEW: The Chinese Exclusion Example: Race, Immigration, and American Gatekeeping, 1882-1924—Erika Lee
  3. How White People Became White- James E. Barrett and David Roediger
  4. How Jews Became White Folks- Karen Brodkin
  5. Becoming Hispanic: Mexican Americans and Whiteness- Neil Foley
  6. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness- George Lipsitz
  7. Global White Supremacy- Charles W. Mills
  8. NEW: Neither Black nor White- Angelo N. Ancheta

Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion for Part Two


Part 3: Whiteness: The Power of Privilege

  1. Making Systems of Privilege Visible- Stephanie M. Wildman with Adrienne D. Davis
  2. Privilege as Paradox- Allan G. Johnson
  3. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack- Peggy McIntosh
  4. White Privilege/White Supremacy- Robert Jensen
  5. Membership Has Its Privileges: Thoughts on Acknowledging and Challenging Whiteness- Tim Wise
  6. NEW: Are Iranians People of Color? Persians, Muslim and Model Minority Race Politics- Alex Shams
  7. NEW: My Class Didn’t Trump My Race: Using Oppression to Face Privilege-Robin DiAngelo
  8. NEW: I Taught My Black Kids That Their Elite Upbringing Would Protect Them From Discrimination. I Was Wrong—Lawrence Otis Graham
  9. NEW: Where do We Go After Ferguson?- Michael Eric Dyson

Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion for Part Three


Part 4: Whiteness: The Power of Resistance

  1. Breaking the Silence- Beverly Tatum
  2. Confronting One's Own Racism- Joe Feagin and Hernan Vera
  3. UPDATED: How White People Can Serve as Allies to People of Color in the Struggle to End Racism- Paul Kivel

Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion for Part Four


Suggestions for Further Reading