People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions


Date of this Version

April 1998


“This paper will illustrate that Locke’s work in art and culture in the early years of the Harlem Renaissance grew out of an unusual analysis of race as transmogrified phrenology juxtaposed against the structured privileges of a pseudo species called white people. The process of naming whiteness, thus, becomes a political act which defines the nature of structured privilege in a color-bound society.”