Synopses & Reviews
White privilege damages and distorts societies around the world, not just in the U. S.--this book exposes it's pervasive global reach and creates a new space for discourse on worldwide racial equality.
In mid-2020, during the protests in the United States after the murder of George Floyd, there were solidarity protests in over one hundred other countries. These protests often decried racial injustice and structural discrimination in their own societies. But there has been nothing written for a general audience describing the insidious role of white supremacy around the world.
Chandran Nair argues that white privilege is the best way to understand how oppression and dominance by Western cultures operates. Touching on history, business, environment, entertainment, media fashion, education, and more, he analyzes how it has shaped, repressed, and destroyed local cultures in order to seek and preserve white economic power.
Nair identifies white privilege as the driving force behind globalization, being constantly upheld and reproduced by a global superstructure that perpetuates widespread white economic and military dominance. This book provides a middle ground between brief media mentions and the dense rhetoric of racial politics, so readers can develop a new worldview around dismantling white privilege at the global scale.