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  • Writer's pictureDonald V. Watkins

The History of "Whiteness" in America

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on June 24, 2023


An Editorial Opinion


When the U.S. Department of Justice “fixed” First Son Hunter Biden’s felony criminal case on June 20, 2023, this brazen act of "white privilege” forced the nation to focus on the history of "whiteness" in America.


This is one of the times when "white privilege" was conferred on a person whom many Americans view as "white trash," for the reasons depicted in the photos below.


Tim Wise, a well-known antiracist activist, essayist, and author of seven books on racism, inequality, and "white privilege," explains the history of "whiteness" in America in this 3-minute video. It's the best explanation I have heard.


Take a listen.




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