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Passing & Pure Individualism

While the ‘passing’ of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century has fallen out of favor, the passing of today takes the form of the assertion of ‘pure’ individualism, stripped of race and gender. But this notion of the individual is an ideological fiction, reflective of the image of male whiteness, and still situated in the assimilationist position.”
– john a. powell, Racing for Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society (Indiana Univ. Press, 2015)

Notes for #WhitenessHistoryMonth 4.8
Extending work of @CrazyPastor. Honoring vision of @PortlandCC
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Slideshow of Notes for Whiteness History Month