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Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

David Roediger


This book argues that in its political workings, its distribution of advantages, and its unspoken assumptions, the United States is a “still white” nation. Issues of race are decidedly not a thing of the past. The critical portraits of contemporary icons that lead off the book—Rush Limbaugh, Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, and Rudolph Giuliani—insist that continuities in white power and white identity are best understood by placing the recent past in a historical context. The book illuminates that history in an incisive critique of the current scholarship on whiteness and an account of race-transc ... More

Keywords: race, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, Rudolph Giuliani, whiteness, race-transcending radicalism, W.E.B. Du Bois, John Brown, white supremacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520233416
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520233416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Roediger, author