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So... I'm working through the race and ethnicity chapter with my students at the mo', and predictably, several of the white students are turning in reaction papers to me that talk about the evils of "reverse" discrimination. I know that, once upon a time, I read a pretty excellent essay on the term(s) "reverse discrimination"/"reverse racism," and why these terms are egregious and offensive warpings of the way discrimination and racism actually work. But I cannot, for the life of me, remember what it is I read; and an Intarwebz search for the term "reverse discrimination" reveals any number of resources that take the term at face value. Help, anyone?

Date: 2009-04-12 07:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elf
[livejournal.com profile] racism_101 and [livejournal.com profile] debunkingwhite discuss & collect resources like that.

Reverse racism, or how the pot got to call the kettle black (Stanley Fish, 2000) is one of the recent recommended articles; it was recently discussed, and there's also a link to a video from 1991.

Are you (are they) familiar with Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh?

Other articles:
A Look at the Myth of Reverse Racism (Tim Wise, 2002)
The Myth of Reverse Discrimination Revisited (Anne Braden, 2000)
Myths and Facts PDF (2007)
A Concise History of Black-White Relations in the USA (discussion about a cartoon.)
Racialization Pamphlet PDF (Human Rights & Equity Office, Univ. of Guelph, 2008)
Three Articles on Obama, Racism, and White Denial (Tim Wise, 2008)

The keyword search is "myth reverse racism." For sexuality issues, it's "special rights" or "special privileges."

Date: 2009-04-12 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giniliz.livejournal.com
I was just coming to suggest the "How the Pot Got to Call the Kettle Black" possibility. :) Thanks for the even more comprehensive list!

Date: 2009-04-14 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persephone78.livejournal.com
I was going to recommend Tim Wise, as someone did above.

Ah reverse racism, it's so stupid,insidious and utterly non-existant.

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