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Who Counts as White?

Discussions about race often ignore a key fact: that its definitions are constantly changing.

  • May 8, 2018
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  • Video
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  • By Matthew Salzano

Who counts as White? The answer has changed dramatically over time, says Speakers Bureau presenter Teresa Ciabattari of Pacific Lutheran University.

In this new video from Humanities Washington, she explores the changing definitions of whiteness in the United States. Who was considered White in the past? What changed?

This video is based on Teresa’s Speakers Bureau talk, “White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality,” a free public presentation given across Washington State. Find an event.