Its a life style not an ethnicity or race
April 6, 2010 9:28 AM Subscribe
Beyond the Pale:
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In a wide-reaching book review and with nods to James Baldwin's 1984 essay On Being White ... and Other Lies
, Kelefa Sanneh makes a modern argument that white identity is founded on a series of negations: "to be white in America is to be not nonwhite, which is why it was possible, in 1961, for a white woman from Kansas living in Hawaii to give birth to a black baby."
Among other subjects, Sanneh examines Glenn Beck's comments about the President after the Henry Louis Gates incident, Stuff White People Like
, the implicit racism of tea party protesters and the racial questions embedded in the Academy Award winning film The Blind Side and Jersey Shore.