Fighting An Invisible Enemy

Joseph Barndt is not your typical anti-racism advocate. He’s a 73-year-old white man who was raised in an overtly racist family in rural Pennsylvania. Nor does his message echo the anti-racism dialogue that many are used to hearing: He spurns the notion of uplifting minorities, focusing instead on the need for whites to dismantle their own dominant institutions that perpetuate racial inequities. His views are divisive. Some consider his work enlightening.