We need to talk about White people

David Gillborn

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On both sides of the Atlantic, the interests, fears and voices of ‘ordinary’ White people have become a prominent part of mainstream political and educational debate. This article reflects on recent developments, including a critique of so-called color-blindness, as a form of racism denial, and the argument that White people are merely an ethnic group, ‘like any other,’ who are denied their rights by political correctness. The author argues that, because of their uniquely powerful influence on economic, cultural and social systems, White groups cannot be treated as just another ethnic group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalMulticultural Perspectives
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019


  • Colour blindness
  • Racism
  • Whiteness
  • education


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