Whiteness as Property has 7 ratings and 1 review. Claudia said: An essential read for anyone who wishes to understand white privilege, the systematic opp. Issues regarding race and racial identity as well as questions pertaining to property rights and ownership have been prominent in much public. Cheryl I. Harris Whiteness as Property Harv. L. Rev. , ( ) (Cites Omitted) (Permission Requested).
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She left the job some years later, finding the strain too much to bear. Katie marked it as to-read Jan 27, It is simultaneously an aspect of self-identity and of personhood, and its relation to the law of property is complex. Olga Tomchin marked it as to-read Feb 02, She listened to the women with whom she worked discuss their worries – their children’s illnesses, their husband’s disappointments, their boyfriends’ infidelities – all of the mundane yet critical things that made up their lives.
An obligatory read for any white person, for it puts a lot of things into perspective and helps you understand your position of privilege more in depth. Valerie marked it as to-read Dec 09, Lauren marked it as to-read Aug 03, This book is not yet whitenrss on Listopia.
Even though the law is neither uniform aw explicit in all instances, in protecting settled expectations based on white privilege, American law has recognized a property interest in whiteness that, although unacknowledged, now forms the background against which legal disputes are framed, argued, and adjudicated.
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Whiteness as Property
The persistence of passing is related to the historical and continuing pattern of white racial domination and economic exploitation that has given passing a certain economic logic. Indeed, propperty are many who proeprty the color line never to return. That place – where white supremacy and economic domination meet – was unknown turf to her white co- workers. Colin marked it as to-read May 17, Preview — Whiteness as Property by Cheryl I.
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Oct 02, Claudia Lacleriga rated it it was amazing Shelves: This section of the site Racial Groups has been moved to Http: Her voice would remain subdued, as if to contain the still remembered tension.
Notwithstanding the purported benefits of Black heritage in an era of affirmative action, passing is not an obsolete phenomenon that has slipped into history. But in the burgeoning landscape of urban America, anonymity was possible for a Black person with “white” features. Thus, the fact that whiteness is not a “physical” entity does not remove it from the realm of property.
This system led to conceive the notion that all slaves were black, and thus made all black people subordinates in a society dominated by whites. Rather, the law has established and protected an actual property interest in whiteness itself, which shares the critical characteristics of property and accords with the many and varied theoretical descriptions of property.
Whiteness as Property
You are commenting using your Facebook account. According whiteness actual legal status converted an aspect of identity into an external object of property, moving whiteness from privileged identity fheryl a vested interest.
Natalya marked it as to-read May 06, Published June by Harvard law Review Association. By virtue of the employment practices of the “fine establishment” in which she worked, she could not have been.
Analysis of “Whiteness as Property” By Cheryl I. Harris
This decision would have been unremarkable for a white woman in similar circumstances, but for my grandmother, it was an act of both great daring and self-denial, for in so doing she was presenting herself as a white woman. Intersectionality, Worldwide and Other Pages.
Catering to the upper-middle class, understated tastes required that Blacks not be allowed. Although by popular usage property describes “things” owned by persons, or the rights of persons with respect to a thing, the concept of property prevalent among most theorists, even prior to the twentieth century, is that property may “consist of rights in ‘things’ that are intangible, or whose existence is a matter of legal definition.
Harris Whiteness as Property Harv. Brandon Fryman marked it as to-read Apr 08, The notion of whiteness as a privilege will be ended once society stops being dominated by white figures. Kim marked it as to-read Jul 17, Later, these painful memories forged her total identification with the civil rights movement.