Skip to comments.Noel Ignatiev, scholar who called for abolishing whiteness, dies at 78
Posted on 11/21/2019 2:55:02 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
Noel Ignatiev, a former steelworker who became a historian known for his work on race and class and his call to abolish whiteness, died at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson on Saturday. He was 78. The cause was an intestinal infarction, according to Kingsley Clarke, a longtime friend. Ignatievs best-known book, How the Irish Became White, was immediately influential and controversial upon its publication in 1995. It touched off a firestorm of debate at the time at academic conferences and in the pages of newspapers. In time his view that whiteness is a social and political construction and not a phenomenon with a biological basis has become mainstream. The resurgence of white identity politics and white nationalism in recent years made Ignatievs arguments relevant to a new generation of readers who argued the notion that race is more about power and privilege rather than about ancestry, or even identity.
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I guess he crossed over to the dark side.
Asians are soon to become white.
good ridence to bad rubbish.
I guess he started abolishing it by doing something practical.
Whiteness is a social construct my ascot...
Was he a Red Diaper Baby?
Intestinal infarction? In other words, he was full of shyte and it burst.
Never heard of him.
The self-loathing turd lived way too long as far as I’m concerned.
Another commie bites the dust.
Wasn’t mighty white of him.
If he walked into the light, I wonder what color it was?
I guess this racist loser was full of s*** after all.
Vile individual. The proper way to go out considering the filth he espoused.
Oh, yeah....guess he was.
I'm so shocked.
Friggin commie. Bitter, jealous, hateful and prolly a homo.
He was a prominent Communist professor.
I guess he’ll be happy now that he is dead rather than white.
That’s a good day for America. He was an actual card carrying communist, and member of the SDS in the 1970s.
Burn in hell communist
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