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Articles by Thandeka
The Whiting of Euro-Americans: A Divide and Conquer Strategy
Thandeka · In 1670, the Virginia assembly, comprising some of the colony’s most successful and powerful men, forbade free Negroes and Indians to own Christian (that is to say, white) servants. In 1676, the assembly made it legal to enslave...
Rev. Thandeka on Whiteness and Anti-Racism
Will Shetterly and Thandeka · From The Whiting of Euro-Americans: A Divide and Conquer Strategy: ...we must not forget that white racism was from the start a vehicle for classism; its primary goal was not to elevate a race but to denigrate a class. White racism was...
Thandeka on Why Anti-Racist Programs Will Fail
Thandeka · Editor's note: Thandeka wrote this in 1999, but her analysis and contribution to the discussion on anti-racism remains as relevent to today as ever. She addressed this to Unitarian Universalists, but you can read it as if she's...
The Cost of Being Socialized White
Thandeka · Most white Americans believe they were born white. Yet their own stories of early racial experiences describe persons who were bred white. Which is it-nature or nurture? Neither. The social process that creates whites produces persons...
Class Conflict Between Elite Whites and Poor Whites - The Invisible Race Problem That's Killing Black Americans
Thandeka · The “race problem” between police and black Americans won’t go away because it’s a deadly ruse.