In the burgeoning field of whiteness studies, "What White Looks Like" takes a unique approach to the subject by collecting the ideas of African-American philosophers. George Yancy has brought together a group of thinkers who address the problematic issues of whiteness as a category requiring serious analysis. What does white look like when viewed through philosophical training and African-American experience?
In this volume, Robert Birt asks if whites can "live whiteness authentically." Janine Jones examines what it means to be a "goodwill white." Joy James tells of beating her "addiction" to white supremacy, while Arnold Farr writes on making whiteness visible in Western philosophy. "What White Looks Like" brings a badly needed critique and philosophically sophisticated perspective to central issue of contemporary society.
"'This remarkable and provocative collection brings together philosophy and activism, synthesis and critique, Marx and Fanon, feminism and anti-racism, humor and high seriousness. Its essays offer sharp, useful challenges to those of us advocating the "abolition" of whiteness, as they specify the centrality of racism to Western thought and Western thoughtlessness.' - David Roediger, University of Illinois"