Presentation Title

White Women: The Unseen Agents of White Supremacy

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Presenter Information

Reagan K. WilkinsonFollow

Location

IB 1010

Start Date

30-3-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

30-3-2019 11:15 AM

Abstract

In this presentation I will draw on current media to make the case that white women are just as complicit in upholding white supremacy as white men. I will address and examine from an historical perspective the motives that drive white women to put race before gender to the detriment of themselves and everyone else. Many people view racism through the lens of angry white men yelling out slurs and acting out violently, when it is so much deeper than that. White women have shaped societal norms around race much more than white men have and I would like to educate the audience on what those societal norms are. I believe that as long as we allow white women to slip under the radar as one of the active agents of white supremacy we will never have a society in which equality for all is possible.

Department

English and Modern Languages

Faculty Advisor

Tara Chambers

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Mar 30th, 11:00 AM Mar 30th, 11:15 AM

White Women: The Unseen Agents of White Supremacy

IB 1010

In this presentation I will draw on current media to make the case that white women are just as complicit in upholding white supremacy as white men. I will address and examine from an historical perspective the motives that drive white women to put race before gender to the detriment of themselves and everyone else. Many people view racism through the lens of angry white men yelling out slurs and acting out violently, when it is so much deeper than that. White women have shaped societal norms around race much more than white men have and I would like to educate the audience on what those societal norms are. I believe that as long as we allow white women to slip under the radar as one of the active agents of white supremacy we will never have a society in which equality for all is possible.