White Trash, White Privilege

March 12, 2021

I grew up in southern Bavaria in the 1960s. I started formal education at the age of six at the local Volksschule — the people’s school. Quite frankly, I don’t remember much about this time. Among the few things I do remember is the warning my parents gave me on my way to school to keep away...

The Trump Administration Targets Critical Race Theory

October 20, 2020

In his latest attack on democratic values and principles, US President Donald Trump issued executive orders purging critical race theory (CRT) from diversity training in US federal agencies. According to the first order issued on September 4, “The divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the...

Amy Cooper, White Privilege and the Murder of Black People

June 02, 2020

Amy Cooper worked at my firm when I was a paralegal. She was a cohort member in my PhD program, a professor whose class I took, a professor in the department I taught in and on the faculty I interviewed with for a job. Amy Cooper is a character type. She votes democratically, lives in a liberal...

American Privilege Is No Longer Invisible

August 08, 2019

After US President Donald Trump, in his tug of war with China over trade, formally accused Beijing of currency manipulation, the Chinese shot back with this message: “Today some in America are obsessed with American privilege to the point of destroying international rules and the international...

White Privilege and the Paradox of NBA Fandom

April 16, 2019

One white professional basketball player, Kyle Korver, offers the central insight into what white privilege consists of. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports.  In an astonishingly honest article on race relations in the US, Kyle Korver, a sharpshooting basketball player for the Utah Jazz, has...

Are Arabs “White”?

November 15, 2016

As per the US Census Bureau, Arab Americans are white—but without the privilege. There are between 2 and 4 million Arabs in the United States, hailing from 22 different countries. But, according to the US Census Bureau, they are considered to be ethnically “white.” Stemming from an...