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)


Quotes Out of Context: Gloria González-López

“Latinas who survive academia are burras in pain, female donkeys who go through the cracks of institutions while having to carry a heavy load on their backs.”

From: “Epistemologies of the Wound: Anzaldúan Theories and Sociological Research on Incest in Mexican Society”