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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Daniel Gutierrez February 13th, Discussion: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Notify me of new comments via email. 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. According whiteness actual legal status converted an aspect of identity into chertl external object of property, moving whiteness from privileged identity to a vested interest.

Whiteness as Property

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. Alex rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Mark Fitzpatrick marked it as to-read May 04, This section of the site Racial Groups has been moved to Http: Even though these past mentioned regulations are no longer active, whiteness as property still is.

Her voice would remain subdued, as if to contain the still remembered tension. Whatever retort might have been called for had been suppressed long before it reached her lips, for the price of her family’s well-being was her silence.


An essential read for anyone who wishes to understand white privilege, the systematic oppresion of POC, and the link between class and race which is very often ignored. Imani Jackson rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Once the power is evenly distributed to all the people representing this nation, then we will be able to see how the other multiple races that helped bring this country forward will be valued by the work they put in, and not by just how white their skin is. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Morgan Brown marked it as to-read Mar 11, Darnell added it Oct 20, A social paradigm established that although not Africans were slaves, all slaves were not white.

Analysis of “Whiteness as Property” By Cheryl I. Harris

Published June by Harvard law Review Association. Whiteness is not simply and whitenees a legally recognized property interest. Every day my grandmother rose from her bed in her house in a Black enclave on the south side of Chicago, sent her children off to a Black school, boarded a bus full of Black passengers, and rode to work.

The latter is a special case in our judicial system, where we have seen how criminals are given different penalties based on their race, regardless of how equal their crime was.

Passing ss well-known among Black people in the United States and is a feature of race subordination in all societies structured on white supremacy.

Kim marked it as to-read Jul 17, Whiteness as Property by Cheryl I. Having separated from my propertyy, who himself was trapped on the fringes of economic qhiteness, she took one long hard look at her choices and presented herself for employment at a major retail store in Chicago’s central business district.


Filled with reasonings that can be used against those who are ignorant about this subject since it’s incredibly informative and properly worded. Catering to the upper-middle class, understated tastes required that Blacks not be allowed.

Learning about the world at her knee as I did, these experiences also came to inform my outlook and my understanding of the world. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: On rare occasions she would wince, recalling some particularly racist comment made in her presence because of her presumed, shared group affiliation.

Brandon Fryman marked it as to-read Apr 08, This site is no longer being maintained at this location. Conner marked it as to-read Mar 24, She left the job some years later, finding the strain too much to bear.

Sayeed Sanchez marked it as to-read Apr 05, By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It was a given to my grandmother that being white automatically ensured higher economic returns in the short term, as well as greater economic, political, and social security in the long run.