Birth of a White Nation

Jacqueline Battalora


There is a specific time, identifiable in law, when a group of humanity called “white people” became a common reference. This keynote Addresses how, when where, and why this category of humanity was created and examines the meanings assigned to the group through U.S. law and policy.

Jacqueline Battalora presented Birth of a White Nation as her keynote address at the 2014 White Privilege Conference (WPC).


Race; Class; Politics; Privilege; Oppression; White;

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