Glorifying White Authors like DiAngelo Erases Decades of Black Writing on Whiteness

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Photo courtesy: W.E.B Du Bois Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries

“I have spent most of my life … watching white people and outwitting them so that I might survive.” — James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name (1961)

“Few Americans have even considered the fact that black Americans are extremely knowledgeable about white people and whiteness.”

“colored people of this country know and understand the white people better than the white people know and understand themselves.”

Cultural critic, theorist, abolitionist. Ph.D. candidate at Duke University in Black studies & feminist theory.

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