This book examines the “who, what, when, where, and how” of elite-white-male dominance in U.S. and global society. In spite of their domination in the United States and globally that we document herein, elite white men have seldom been called out and analyzed as such. They have received little to no explicit attention with regard to systemic racism issues, as well as associated classism and sexism issues. Almost all public and scholarly discussions of U.S. racism fail to explicitly foreground elite white men or to focus specifically on how their interlocking racial, class, and gender statuses affect their globally powerful decisionmaking. Some of the power positions of these elite white men might seem obvious, but they are rarely analyzed for their extraordinary significance. While the principal focus of this book is on neglected research and policy questions about the elite-white-male role and dominance in the system of racial oppression in the United States and globally, because of their positioning at the top of several societal hierarchies the authors periodically address their role and dominance in other oppressive (e.g., class, gender) hierarchies.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Elite White Men: The 21st Century Problem
1 The Elite-White-Male Dominance System
2 Elite White Male Dominance: A Contemporary Overview
3 White Imperialism, Racism, and Masculinity: 1890s-1940s
4 White Imperialism, Racism, And Masculinity: Globalization Since the 1950s
5 More Oligopolistic Capitalism: The Current Neoliberal Era
6 The Politics of Systemic Racism: Domestic Change And Reaction
7 Seeking The American Dream: The Case of African Americans
8 Systemic Sexism, Racism, And Classism: A Troubled Present and Future
Epilogue: Making Real "Liberty and Justice For All"