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Starting Down the Road: Seminal Experiences and the Moral Impulse to Act

Mark R. Warren

in Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751242
eISBN:
9780199943326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751242.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that seminal experiences tend to be abrupt events which change white people's racial perspective. Such an experience does not itself lead to commitment, but rather the meaning ... More


“The Most Natural View of the Whole”: Discovering the “Plot of 1741–42” and the Discursive Construction of the “Dangerous Other” in the Colonialist Discourse of Conspiracy

THELMA WILLS FOOTE

in Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reveals that, by the 1740s, interracial socializing among colonial New York City's subaltern population of enslaved blacks, propertyless white servants, and transients troubled ruling ... More


The Whiteness Question

Linda Martín Alcoff

in Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195137347
eISBN:
9780199785773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137345.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter provides evidence of the increasing visibility of whiteness to white people themselves. It explores a variety of responses by white people as they struggle to understand the full ... More


Introduction

Clive Webb

in Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177862
eISBN:
9780199870189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177862.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins by discussing what people think about the 1954 declaration stating that in public schools segregation was unconstitutional. It then talks about the effects of this declaration on ... More


“Stuff White People Like”: Stance, Class, Race, and Internet Commentary

Shana Walton and Alexandra Jaffe

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes the humorous blog Stuff White People Like, examining both the stances towards Whiteness taken by the author as well as the stances taken up by readers in online commentaries. ... More


The Myth of the Chosen Nation: The Colonial Period

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The American myth of the Chosen Nation has its deepest roots in the Hebrew Bible, on the one hand, and the English Reformation, on the other. William Tyndale, through his 1534 translation of the New ... More


Apartheid as a Distributional Regime

Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass

in Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108927
eISBN:
9780300128758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108927.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The apartheid distributional regime emerged under conditions of full employment to white South Africans while ensuring economic growth. During this period, white people enjoyed advantaged positions ... More


Introduction

in Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317088
eISBN:
9781846319792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317088.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the main themes covered in this study, which is anchored by the assertion that nuclear weapons are white weapons, and that the virtues and vices of ... More


Introduction

Judy Rohrer

in Haoles in Hawaii

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834050
eISBN:
9780824870034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834050.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter begins with the author's account of moving to Hawaii from California with her family in the 1970s and being labeled as “haole” by kids at her elementary school. “Haole” was ... More


Sobhuza's Dream

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the Swazi oral testimony, King Sobhuza I spoke of a dream that people of strange species entered his country and carried weapons of destruction. This dream was interpreted as a warning from the ... More


My First-Time Museum 1690/2007

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0028
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter proposes a design for a museum of Saramakas' history. It suggests having separate rooms for different eras, from the early eighteenth century to the twenty-first century. This museum ... More


Sea Gods 00000000

in Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes Tooy's singing to the sea gods. It explains that Samaraka sea gods are known to have particular affinities with white people and that for forty years the author had a special ... More


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