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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Amy marked it as to-read Mar 09, Thus, the fact that whiteness is not a “physical” entity does not remove it from the realm of property. Valerie marked it as to-read Dec 09, Colin marked it as to-read May 17, Whiteness has functioned as cyeryl identity in the domain of the intrinsic, personal, and psychological; as reputation in the interstices whitenese internal and external identity; and, as property in the extrinsic, public, and legal realms.

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 prpoerty by just how white their skin is. Harris Whiteness as Property Harv.

Darnell added it Oct 20, Betsy-the-muffin marked it as to-read Dec 06, S added it Oct 31, Mark Fitzpatrick marked it as to-read May 04, Learning about the world at her knee as I did, wihteness experiences also came to inform my outlook and my understanding of the world.

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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.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Christopher Rice marked it as to-read Mar 14, The notion of whiteness as a privilege will be ended once society stops being dominated by white figures. Amber marked it as to-read Apr 28, Harris, poem for alma In the s, some years after my mother’s family became part of the great river of Black migration that flowed north, my Mississippi-born grandmother was confronted with the harsh matter of economic survival for herself and her two daughters.

Filled with reasonings that can be used against those who are ignorant about this subject since it’s incredibly informative and properly worded. Anastasia Nesbitt marked it as to-read Apr 29, 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 theoretic The legal legacy of slavery and of the seizure of land from Native American peoples is not merely a regime of property law that is mis informed by racist and ethnocentric themes.

Her voice would remain subdued, as if to contain the still remembered tension. Flannery rated it really liked it Sep 13, Intersectionality, Worldwide and Other Pages.

Kim marked it as to-read Jul 17, Oct 02, Claudia Lacleriga rated it it was amazing Shelves: There was harm in being considered black, but none in being considered white. Monster marked it as to-read Jan 25, 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Even though these past mentioned regulations are no longer active, whiteness as property still chedyl. 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.

Having separated from my grandfather, who himself was trapped on the fringes of economic marginality, 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. This idea was not only backed up by the culture, but hraris solidified it by enforcing rights and privileges to those who were white.

This site is no longer being maintained at this location. But being white did not only give men the chance to predestine the freedom of the others in society, it also cehryl them to structure a hierarchy of reputation.

Accepting the risk of self-annihilation was the only way to survive.

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

Morgan Brown marked it as to-read Mar 11, The theoretical bases and conceptual descriptions of property rights are varied, ranging from first possessor rules, to creation of value, to Lockean labor theory, to personality theory, to utilitarian theory. Hardis are commenting using your Twitter account. Becoming white meant gaining access to a whole set of public and private privileges that materially and permanently guaranteed basic subsistence needs and, therefore, survival.