The Problem With White People

Quinn Norton
Oct 3, 2014 · 9 min read

This is Part One of a Series on Whiteness. (Part Two)

“Politically, the Negro is the touchstone of the modern democratic idea. The presence of the Negro puts our democracy to the proof and reveals the falsity of it.” — Hubert Harrison, 1911

“I’m not saying that white people are better. I’m saying that being white is clearly better, who could even argue? If it was an option, I would