Rethinking White Identity

My new piece on building a positive white identity is up at Ordinary Times. Here is a bit:

Unfortunately, the only people talking about white identity in a positive sense are activists on the far-Right. This leaves white Americans looking for a discussion or affirmation of their own identity exclusively in the realm of these individuals. The awakening of his “racial consciousness” inspired Dylann Roof’s terrorist attack; we cannot allow the far-Right to monopolize the conversation on what being conscious of one’s race means.

Those of us on the Left have to come to terms with our own identities, and discuss them openly, if we hope to take momentum out of the radical Right’s sails.

Read it all here.

(Image: Van Leyden: The Chess Players – c.1510)

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