[act-ma] TOMORROW - "The Invention of the White Race" - 2 PM, SAT, October 19 Dudley Library, Roxbury

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 08:15:10 PDT 2013

South Asians for Global Justice presents

Dr. Jeffrey B. Perry  on

Theodore W. Allen's “The Invention of the White Race”
with special emphasis on
Vol. 2 “The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America”

Introduced by Tony Van Der Meer,
University of Massachusetts at Boston

Sat. Oct. 19th 2013
2:00 - 4:30 pm

Dudley Branch Library,
65 Warren Street. Roxbury, MA

Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) was an anti-white-supremacist,
working-class intellectual and activist whose work focuses on the
centrality of struggle against white supremacy to efforts at
progressive social change.

He is  best known for his pioneering writings beginning in 1965 on the
concept of white skin privilege and for his seminal, two volume work
The Invention of the White Race (1994 and 1997).

His work details how the “white race” was invented as a ruling-class
social control formation and a system of racial oppression was imposed
in response to labor solidarity in the wake of Bacon’s Rebellion
(1676-77), how the “white race” was created and maintained through
privileges conferred on laboring class European-Americans relative to
African-Americans, how these privileges were ruinous to the interests
of African-Americans and disastrous for laboring class
European-Americans, and how the “white race” has been the principal
historic guarantor of ruling-class domination in America.

Jeffrey B. Perry contributed new introductions, back matter, internal
study guides, and expanded indexes to Verso Books’ new expanded
edition of The Invention of the White Race. For more information on
Dr. Perry and his work on Hubert Harrison “the father of Harlem
radicalism” (1883-1927) and Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) see

Dr. Perry will offer a slide presentation / talk on Theodore W.
Allen's two-volume classic, The Invention of the White Race,
especially Volume 2 The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America.

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