“Whiteness” is posited as the underlying evil of American, and Western, society because it creates a “system of oppression” that “privileges” White people by oppressing non-White people. And what better example of that, according to a Washington Post op-ed, than “multiracial whiteness”!
“Trump, by contrast, knows nothing of the history of Latinos in the United States and rarely even pretends to find value in Latinos’ distinct identities. Rather than offering his non-White voters recognition, Trump has offered them multiracial whiteness.”
This so-called “multicultural whiteness” seems to value people as individuals, and offers a lack of racial discrimination by making race an irrelevancy. The typical rejoinder is that by ignoring race we are blinded to how a society is some big insidious plot to oppress some people due to their by… not treating them differently due to their race.
“Rooted in America’s ugly history of white supremacy, indigenous dispossession and anti-blackness, multiracial whiteness is an ideology invested in the unequal distribution of land, wealth, power and privilege — a form of hierarchy in which the standing of one section of the population is premised on the debasement of others. Multiracial whiteness reflects an understanding of whiteness as a political color and not simply a racial identity — a discriminatory worldview in which feelings of freedom and belonging are produced through the persecution and dehumanization of others.”
Yet not having racial supremacy, dispossession, or anti-whateverness is somehow creating racial heirarchies?