What the heck is “Whiteness”?

And how, exactly, do we get rid of it?

Kristine Hadeed
Jul 30 · 5 min read
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I need help. Can someone please tell me what “Whiteness” is?

People are saying that Whiteness is a pandemic, so I’m trying to figure out how to address it. My one request: pretend I’m like the 54% of U.S. adults who read below a 6th-grade level — I want to be able to explain Whiteness to them in very simple and precise…