Whiteness as a privilege and a struggle

Daria Krivonos

Whiteness is not a matter of skin pigmentation or phenotypical traits but a structural system of advantage that grants privilege to white people. Whiteness as a system of supremacy and privilege is based on exclusion of other groups, and hence, becomes a site of struggle for people who don’t meet the social ideal of whiteness, such as, for example, Russian-speakers in Finland. Lue loppuun

Listen to the discussion on antiracist activism and challenging normative whiteness

What are the central questions for antiracism today and what kinds of strategies do activists and researchers use in their struggles towards an antiracist future? What is critical antiracist activism and how are understandings of it related to our intersecting positionalities? These are some of the questions that were addressed by activists and researchers in a panel discussion, organised by Raster network, at the Antiracist Forum. Lue loppuun