White Supremacy

Authored by: Charles W. Mills

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Race

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415711234
eBook ISBN: 9781315884424
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The term white supremacy is ambiguous. Some speakers use it to refer to a particular sort of social structure, one characterized by white domination; others use it to refer to a particular variety of white racism, the kind that justifies such a social structure; while for others, the term can be used to denote both. In this chapter, I will focus on white supremacy as social structure, though, as I have argued elsewhere (Mills 2003), it might be better thought of as socio/political/economic structure.

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