Waste of a White Skin: The Carnegie Corporation and the Racial Logic of White Vulnerability

By Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

A pathbreaking historical past of the advance of clinical racism, white nationalism, and segregationist philanthropy within the U.S. and South Africa within the early 20th century, Waste of a White Skin specializes in the yankee Carnegie Corporation’s research of race in South Africa, the Poor White Study, and its impact at the production of apartheid.

This publication demonstrates the ways that U.S. elites supported apartheid and Afrikaner Nationalism within the serious interval sooner than 1948 via philanthropic interventions and shaping scholarly wisdom construction. instead of evaluating racial democracies and their engagement with clinical racism, Willoughby-Herard outlines the ways that a racial regime of world whiteness constitutes family racial regulations and partly animates black attention in doubtless disparate and discontinuous racial democracies. This ebook makes use of key paradigms in black political thought—black feminism, black internationalism, and the black radical tradition—to offer a wealthy account of poverty and paintings. a lot of the scholarship on whiteness in South Africa overlooks the advanced politics of white poverty and what they suggest for the making of black political motion and black people’s presence within the financial system.

perfect for college kids, students, and readers in parts relating to U.S. heritage, African heritage, global heritage, Diaspora reports, Race and Ethnicity, Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science.

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S. associations South Africa Nigeria Kenya Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sierra Leone Sudan Tanganyika Uganda Zanzibar Asia Ceylon Hong Kong Malaya Australia 12 months volume 1953–60 1928–60 1928–60 1932–61 1925–55 1928–61 1940–54 1937 1930–34 1928–60 1936 $11,050 $852,451 $1,329,160 $701,761 $163,653 $298,353 $10,735 $1,325 $60,000 $236,380 $5,000 1934–37 1953–57 1934–57 1927–60 $10,300 $55,165 $93,113 $1,528,118 resource: Stephen H. Stackpole, Commonwealth application 1911–1961 (New York: CCNY, 1963), 23–60, CCNY published fabric, field three, dossier three. thirteen. Appendixes | 179 appendix c: universal phrases Rev. Johannes Rudolph Albertyn (1878–1967)—Staunch supporter of Afrikaner Nationalism, most likely in addition to Grosskopf the main severe nationalist when it comes to his experience that Africa used to be relatively for the Afrikaners, equipped and based a number of Afrikaans Taal or language gala's, equipped and based Afrikaans-only excessive faculties. CCNY—Carnegie company of recent York. Dominion and Colonies Fund—Carnegie company of latest York fund distinctive for the British Empire. nearly all of the awards went to settler colonies. Dutch Reformed Church—Has been argued to be the main stalwart pro-apartheid non secular workforce as a result of its Calvinist philosophies of predestination and racial separation. Johannes Friedrich Wilhelm Grosskopf (1885–1948)—Economist and playwright, taught at college of Stellenbosch, wrote the negative White examine quantity on land and monetary deprivation. Thomas Jesse Jones (1873–1950)—Official with the CCNY-coordinated investment for the Phelps-Stokes Fund, which besides the Institute of Race family represents one tendency of the paintings performed within the liberal English-speaking neighborhood. Frederick Keppel (1875–1943)—President of the Carnegie company of recent York. Charles Templeman Loram (1879–1940)—Columbia collage graduate, member of the negative White learn Board of keep an eye on, director of Malawi Jeannes colleges, Natal director of schooling, and member of the local Affairs fee. Ernest Gideon (E. G. ) Malherbe (1895–1982)—Columbia collage academics university liberal Afrikaner highbrow, founding father of the nationwide Bureau for academic examine (later named the Human Sciences examine Council), and writer of the terrible White research quantity on schooling. He was once the main prolific member of the learn crew by way of his writings and self-conscious historicization of the bad White examine and used to be strongly in want of bilingual schooling, although his relations participated in lots of Afrikaner Nationalist cultural fairs. negative White Study—Conducted from 1927 to 1932 to set up the systematic reaction to white industrialization and concrete poverty and to eliminate poverty between whites in South Africa. the single nationwide fee on race, tradition, and improvement validated that used to be funded completely by means of the Carnegie company of recent York. regardless of requests over a interval of 2 years, the South African executive refused to give a contribution moneys. All different comparable endeavors have been funded by way of a mixture of overseas agencies and the South African govt or exclusively by means of the South African executive.

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