Off White: Readings on Race, Power, and Society

Making the claim that “white is a color,” Off White brings a much-needed analysis of the white racialization process to the multicultural discussion. The contributors hail from the fields of education and psychology; and their essays acknowledge that white identity,

class and sexuality are essential sites for studying racism.

The opening section explodes the concept of whiteness by examining how it is embodied and institutionalized in schools and in workplaces. Contributors “out” their institutions in order to reveal how racism is embedded in institutional structures, policies, relationships and identities.

Other essays tackle the privileges associated with whiteness; pro-white racism, white, working class men’s narratives; and the implications of whiteness in print and media. Off White concludes with a look at the possibilities that lie within multiracial ethnic coalition work.

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