what we’re reading- BST 410: Topics: White Studies

Posted on February 20, 2008


Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (2nd edition). Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. , 2006.

Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (2nd edition). New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007.

Black Studies 410: Topics: White Studies course packet/PSU Winter 2008, Prof. Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, Ph. D (listed in same order as in course packet):

Daniels Tatum, Beverley. “Defining Racism: ‘Can We Talk?'”pp 100-107.

Fennimore, Beatrice S. “Addressing Prejudiced Statements: A Four-Step Method That Works!”. pp 202-204.

“How to Interrupt Racist Comments: Principles for Eliminating Racism”, Things To Say To Interrupt A Racist Comment”, “Action Steps” from Tools for Diversity/Portland, Oregon.

“American Anthropological Association- Statement on ‘Race'” (1996). pp 1-3

Harris. “Race, Human Variation, and the Forces of Evolution”. Cultural Anthropology. American Anthropological Association, 1991. pp 82-100.

Vigilant, Linda. “Race and Biology”. pp 49-60.

Gould, Stephen Jay. “The Mismeasure of Man”. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. pp 50-75 and 350-364.

Hegel, G.W. “The natural context or the geographical basis of world history”. Lectures on the Philosophy of World History. pp 152-197.

“The Enduring Inequalities of Race”. Race. ed Stephen Gregory and Roger Sanjek. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. pp 1-17.

Zack, Naomi. “American Mixed Race: The United States 2000 Census and Related Issues”. pp 13-29.

“The Beginning of the Oregon Black American Experience: The Death of Markus Lopeus as recorded in Haswell’s Log of Sloop Washington, 1788 August Saturday 16th”. Oregon Historical Quarterly (OHQ), V XXIX, No. 2, June-March 1928, pp 174-177.

“Key Statements About Blacks in Early Oregon Legal Documents”- 1843 Organic Law of Provisional Government, 1843 Rules of The Great Wagon Train Going to Oregon, and 1844 Ammendment to The Organic Law (Black Exclusion Laws)

“Donation Land Act of 1850”- original vs “presentation” vary histories (shows a comparison between the precise wording written into the law vs. its presentation in a high school history textbook)

“Subsidies OK’d for apple growers”- Oregonian article 10/20/00

Original Oregon Constitution, adopted Sept 18, 1857 (with 3rd Black Exclusion Law adopted into Article 1- Section 35)

“Prohibition of Intermarriage”. The Organic and other Laws of Oregon (1843-1872). Eugene Semple, State Printer, 1874; A.L. Bancroft & Co, San Francisco, Oregon Historical Society. (evidence of anti-miscegenation laws)

Lynching episode in Marshfield, Oregon (1902). Oregon Journal. September 18, 1902.

The Oregonian editorial against equal public accommodations in response to case of Oliver Taylor, Black pullman porter against Supreme Court. May 20, 1905. (evidence of unfair public accommodations practices based on racialized laws protecting white supremacy/privilege)

Photo of KKK with rep from National Safety Council, Portland Police Chief, Sheriff, D.A., U.S. Attorney, Justice Dept Special Agent, Mayor of Portland, and a few others in Portland. Portland Telegram, August 2, 1921. Oregon Historical Society.

“Code of Ethics, National Association of Real Estate Boards, Relations to Customers and the Public, article 34”. The Real Estate Handbook. 1948. (evidence of unfair housing practices based on race)

The Lake Oswego Development Co. document, January 5, 1952 (evidence of housing covenants based on race)

Ignatiev, Noel. “Immigrants and Whites”. pp 15-23.

Dyer, Richard. “The Matter of Whiteness”. Whiteness: The Power of Invisibility. pp 11-13.

Dalton, Harlon. “Failing To See”. Whiteness: The Power of Invisibility. pp 15-18.

hooks, bell. “Representations of Whiteness in the Black Imagination”. Whiteness: The Power of Invisibility. pp 19-23.

Wildman, Stephanie M. with Adrienne D. Davis. “Making Systems of Privilege Visible”. Whiteness: The Power of Privilege . pp 89-95.

McIntosh, Peggy. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”. Whiteness: The Power of Privilege. pp 97-101.

Frankenberg, Ruth. “White Women, Race Matters: The social construction of whiteness”. pp 447-461.

Williams, Patricia J. “Race and Rights”. pp 421-429.

Churchill, Ward. “White Studies: The Intellectual Imperialism of U.S. Higher Education”. pp 334-355.

Ignatiev, Noel. Race Traitor: Abolitionism and “White Studies”. <http://www.postfun.com/racetraitor/features/whitestudies.html&gt; 4/11/2001 pp 1-6.

Wise, Tim. “Honky Wanna Cracker? A Look at the Myth of Reverse Racism”. June 24, 2002. 7/25/2002 pp. 1- 6.

Willie, Sarah. “Playing the Devil’s Advocate: Defending a Multiracial Identity in Fractured Community”. pp 275-281.

Tolentino, Heidi. “Race: Some Teachable- and Uncomfortable-Moments”. Rethinking Schools. Fall 2007. pp 46-50.

Sanjek, Roger. “Intermarriage and the Future of Races in the United States”. pp 104-130.

*It is important to note that it was very difficult to compile this list in an appropriate bibliographical format, because there was so much missing information. For the titles in quotes, they are supposed to be the names of articles yet due to the lack of table of contents in the course packet, missing information here is because of missing info in the course packet. Hence, titles in quotes may also by the names of books. I am just not sure.

*In addition, MANY conversations with fellow students have connected and clarified ideas, and I must draw attention to this because without corrections, connections, clarification, and re-education, I might still be an oblivious white girl living in my white habitus. I am still that girl but I am aware of this now, and this is the first step…

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