When Grandpa Was A Boy, Were There Any Dinosaurs?

Why Whiteness?

W.E.B. du Bois, photographed in 1918 by Cornelius Battey

1910: The black American essayist W.E.B. du Bois exposed the absurdity of white racism with a simple piercing question: “What on earth is whiteness that one should so desire it?”

Source: W.E. Burghardt du Bois, Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil (1920), pp. 29–30

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