How “Prerequisite Cases” Tried to Define Whiteness
A law of 1790 said that only "free white persons" were eligible to be naturalized. But courts struggled for years afterward to tell who was white at all.
How Churches Helped Make Scandinavians “White”
At a time when people from the "wrong" places were entering the U.S., missionaries tried to recruit immigrants they found acceptable.
Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, and Whiteness
Martha Stewart has a new show with Snoop Dogg, premiering November 7 on VH1.
Constructing the White Race
How race is historically and culturally defined.
On Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
Thinking of celebrating Cinco de Mayo at your school this year? Learn from history about some of the potentially insensitive pitfalls.
Donald Trump and “Whiteness”
Donald Trump's controversial racial rhetoric and mostly white supporters lead us to ask what whiteness means to white people?