‘The White Bonus’: How whiteness pays off in cold hard cash / Reckon

By R.L. Nave Thinking back on it, Tracie McMillan wonders if one of her earliest lessons about racism came as a result of her mother’s illness. “I understood, when I was a kid, that my mom was sick, and nobody was helping her,” McMillan tells Reckon. “When you are beating your head against the wall, trying … Read more

The Saturday Show With Jonathan Capehart (MSNBC)

Author Tracie McMillan joins me to break down just how much racism has benefitted white Americans for decades.  “”We made massive investments in white communities and families and that created the kind of stability a lot of white families still enjoy and we ought to be doing that for everybody”@TMMcMillan shares how she hopes her … Read more

There’s a cash value to white privilege. This author calculated hers to be $372,000 / MarketWatch

By Venessa Wong Journalist Tracie McMillan says she ‘understood enough about the world to know that I’m getting something for being white’ — even if she, too, struggled financially. The Value Gap is a MarketWatch interview series about confronting inequality that features business leaders, academics, policy makers and activists. Tracie McMillan grew up in Michigan “on … Read more

Journalist Tracie McMillan examines systemic white privilege in new book ‘The White Bonus’ / FlintSide

By Jeff Piechowski FLINT, Michigan — Journalist Tracie McMillan, who was raised in Holly and authored the 2012 New York Times bestseller, ‘The American Way of Eating,’ is promoting her latest book, ‘The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America.’ In it, McMillan examines how her family and four others have benefited financially over … Read more

Calculating the ‘White Bonus’ / Capital & Main

By attempting to put a cash value on how white Americans, including her own family, benefit from discrimination, Tracie McMillan hopes to inspire a conversation on how racism drives notions of who deserves to live well. By Cerise Castle The existence of white privilege, the idea that unseen, unconscious advantages afforded to white people shapes systemic … Read more

The Karen Hunter Show Welcomes Tracie McMillan / Sirius XM Radio

The Karen Hunter Show on Siriux XM Radio, May 14, 2014 “The @karenhunter show welcomes Author of “The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America” : Tracy McMilan! https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250619426/thewhitebonus…@TMMcMillan#KarenRebels“ Via Sirius XM Urban View, @UrbanViewRadio on Twitter

Tracie McMillan on Her ‘White Bonus’ / Alta Journal

‘I didn’t understand how racism was helping me.’ By Matt Haber While writing The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America, journalist Tracie McMillan sought to quantify the benefits of being born white in a country where racism has always persisted in one form or another. As in her previous book, … Read more

Created Equal: Can white privilege be quantified? / WDET

Author and journalist Tracie McMillan joined the show to discuss a tangible way for white America to confront the advantage that keeps our nation unequal. Listen on WDET.org White privilege begins with the idea that white Americans have inherent advantage in society because of racist policies and practices throughout history. But how does someone measure … Read more

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