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Theodore W. Allen’s The Invention of The White Race
Wed, December 17, 2014 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM$6 – $12
Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) was an independent, anti-white supremacist working class scholar. A former coal miner, factory worker, teacher, postal mailhandler, and Brooklyn Public Library worker, Allen pioneered “white skin privilege” analysis in 1965, co-authored White Blindspot in 1967, wrote the ground-breaking Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race in 1975 (Center for Study of Working Class Life, SUNY Stony Brook), and authored the two-volume classic The Invention of the White Race. (1994, 1997; Verso Books, 2012).
JEFFREY B. PERRY edited A Hubert Harrison Reader and authored Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918. Perry also contributed new front and back matter to the new edition of Allen’s The Invention of the White Race and he authored “The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights From Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy”.