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Politics
Author: George Lipsitz
ISBN: 1566396352
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Pages 296 pages
Publisher Temple University Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (June 30, 1998)
Language English
Category: Politics
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George Lipsitz is an American Studies scholar and professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of over half a dozen books.

George Lipsitz is an American Studies scholar and professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of over half a dozen books, including The Possessive Investment in Whiteness. He is a leading scholar in social movements, urban culture, inequality, the politics of popular culture, and Whiteness Studies

In this unflinching look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes .

In this unflinching look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes, a problem of property as well as pigment. Above and beyond personal feelings and acts of individual prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produced unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation, employment, housing, and health care for members of aggrieved racial groups. Reaching beyond the black/white binary, Lipsitz shows how whiteness works in respect to Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans.

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George Lipsitz has done just that in "The Possessive Investment In Whiteness. Lipsitz's book not only informs (with one of the best summariesI've seen of the social, economic and political impact ofinstitutionalized white supremacy throughout the twentieth century). Lipsitz's book not only informs (with one of the best summariesI've seen of the social, economic and political impact ofinstitutionalized white supremacy throughout the twentieth century) heoffers hope that humanity will heal the deep wounds of white racism. Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation, employment, housing, and health care for minorities. Reaching beyond the black/white binary, Lipsitz shows how whiteness works in respect to Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans

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Lipsitz claims that the use of this possessive investment in whiteness can be dated back to the colonization of America, where race was used as a means to justify the enslavement of Native Americans and African-Americans. Even though slavery was abolished in 1863, he states that There has always been racism in the United States, but it has not always been the same use of racism.

In this look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz probes into the ways that race determines life chances . It probes into the social and material rewards that accrue to "the possessive investment in whiteness.

In this look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz probes into the ways that race determines life chances and structures experience in the contemporary United States. If we could only take one book with us into the 21st century, this is the one I would choose.

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Yggfyn
Everyone needs to read this book. I would say that Lipsitz helped to take critical race theory in a whole new direction with his work on whiteness and privilege.
JoJolar
This text makes compelling, albeit occasionally broad, arguments about what it means to be white in America. It offers a much-need yet little-studies perspective on the struggle for social justice. Read it and then research further to understand how identity politics benefit white people.
Rgia
great purchase. book came quickly and was very cheap! would recommend buying from this seller!
tref
Monomania of an obsessive
Goktilar
As a white male, I have witnessed the mechanics of white privilege all my life. I have become increasingly aware of the unfair advantages open to me for no reason other than race, thus I have been hoping to find an academic assessment of this phenomenon. This book covers the topic well, though sometimes the author's polemic detracts from his compelling data. Those who want to pretend the problem doesn't exist will undoubtedly use the author's passion as an excuse to dismiss the book.

But there are compelling examples that deserve our attention. For example, Jennifer Gratz successfully sued the University of Michigan for "reverse discrimination" because a few dozen non-white students were admitted ahead of her despite having lower SATs and grades. What went unreported at the time is the fact that more than 1,400 white students -- students whose parents were alumni or who happened to live in areas favored by the school's board -- also were admitted ahead of her despite having lower scores and grades. The implicit assumption is that it's OK to accord special privileges to white students whose parents are alumni, or who live in politically advantageous areas; but it's an abomination to extend similar privileges to a handful of non-white students.

Incidents like this point to a systematic oppression that has little to do with violence and much to do with subtle manipulation. It may not even be conscious. The author correctly observes that it is a kind of investment that began centuries ago when white people took possession of our country's land through programs such as the Homestead Act and who made fortunes at the expense of slaves and indentured servants. The legacy continues with each generation of privileged white kids who willingly accept their inheritance, whether it is money, land, belongings, a family business, or easy access to schools and jobs through family connections.

The question for current generations of whites in America is whether we want to continue playing a rigged game, or have we the integrity to play on a level field?
Fenrikasa
Professor Lipsitz has written non-fiction that reads like a novel about America's most unfortunate issue. He wastes no time in declaring that "Whiteness has a cash value..." He skillfully takes the reader through an economic, historic and psychological saga that demonstrates the value of white identity in a variety of areas. What makes this book so interesting is that Professor Lipsitz goes beyond the black/white binary. He pays particular attention to European immigrants who were initially not part of "white" society until it served a purpose. Discussions on Asian and Latino Americans are informative and fresh. He is fearless in his discussion of white supremacy/privilege and throws a huge monkey wrench into the debate surrounding so-called affirmative action. This book is a must read for anyone starting an investigtion into the new discipline of White Studies or as a adjunct to Black Studies.
Frdi
One reviewer, below, seems utterly outraged at the notion that there could be a white "culture" of possessive investment, although he is entirely comfortable throwing around terms like "culture of success" and "inherited culture" when referring to non-white groups. Talk about skinning a cat another way. Lipsitz may occasionally overindulge his tendency to psychologize, but to dismiss his account of whiteness as an "organizing principle in social and cultural relations," as L. puts it, would be in error. An excellent introduction to the topic. Lots of other good stuff out there, too: Roediger, Frankenberg, et al. Dive in.
I was hoping for a an authentic writing regarding this extremely avoiding subject. This book will shake the boots of many whites. It is not often that a author (white), will take a stand and become cannon fodder from his white peers,on white privilege and its impact on themselves and others. Whites in general have become tired of people of color, particularity blacks discussing the issue of race and culture disproprotionality and disparity. The author has presented information and fact as a consideration for food for thought. This writing is an opportunity for whites to put aside the automatic default of denial. An opportunity with access to embrace your personal discomfort "authentically"!!! I found chapter 5 (How Whiteness Works:Inheritance, wealth, and Health) to be particularity interesting. It is like eyeglass looking into the past, an illumination of the present, and a crystal ball into the future, (should we not change). I ask us to answer two questions: Why people of color at the top of most list things negative and bad in society and at the bottom of the list of those things considered positive and good? And by whose standards are we measuring them? This book give us a chance to face our racial fears, and perhaps become empathize with the oppressed.