Whiteness:

Further Reading

To be continually updated


Some of these I condensed ideas from, some help set context.

Books

Black Reconstruction — W.E.B DuBois
Dubois is simply indespensible.

The Invention of the White Race — Theodore Allen
I’ve read this in parts and excerpts, but it is very long and a complete read will have to wait for a vacation.

I leaned very heavily on the work of Jeffery B. Perry for understanding both Hubert Harrison and Allen. His page includes many references and excerpts, and is an education in itself.
My thanks to Mr. Perry both for his great work on this history, and how helpful it was in writing my essays.

We Charge Genocide — A 1951 petition to the UN by black leaders, including DuBois, about the crimes committed by the white-dominated government of the United States against its black citizens. You can read about its history here.

Autobiography of Malcolm X — by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
I have never found a better book for painting a portrait of closer to contemporary black life, and a key moment in black civil rights history.

The best starter book on Rwanda I’ve found is We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families. Wonderfully written.

Videos

Malcolm X: Make it plain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzPL2dOxryU

Jeffery Perry speaking about the invention of the white race:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gq77rOuZck

Reference

As with everything, Wikipedia provided starting points for this research. A few key pages, in no particular order, I would point people to are these:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_British_Isles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_slave_trade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutsi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon%27s_Rebellion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Turner%27s_slave_rebellion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Harrison

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I’ve run repeatedly into the book White Cargo while researching this piece. I can’t vouch for it, never having read it, but it’s been referred to as well researched, and I hope to find time to read it soon.

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