George Lipsitz on White People

Here’s a quote out of context from George Lipsitz’s How Racism Takes Place (2011):

The people who congratulate their country and themselves on the passage of civil rights laws in the 1960s have created a rhetorical Martin Luther King to serve their interests who bears little resemblance to the actual historical Martin Luther King. …

Rather than resolving racial inequalities responsibly, these laws enabled whites to pretend the problem had been solved.

(15 – 16)

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