How many times have we heard this one before? The latest is from this document.
The person being cited, I believe, is OISE Professor George Dei.
Check out some of Dei's other work:
From a book co-authored by OISE's former Director of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies:
"Denials of White privilege protect and prevent awareness about how racism works and how it is upheld."
"Whiteness coexists within a system of economic, political, cultural, spiritual, psychological, emotional and social advantages for the privileged – at the expense of the racialized other. As such, it is a category of and for the dominant. Like Whiteness, White racism is a social marker and a practice of power and privilege."
In an interview he says:
"I think it is Ruth Frankenburg who talks about the need to unmask whiteness as an unracialized identity. Whites can and have been racialized. We can look at it in terms of the extent to which they have been racialized for privilege. Or we can use it to understand how whiteness allows people to engage in transformative political projects. Whiteness is not simply the site of oppression or privilege; it can also be used to rupture some of the oppressive aspects of society. That means talking about personal implication, talking about personal politics and one's project to undermine or subvert oppressive structures or systems. Understanding whiteness can be a decolonizing project."