Like many other whites, those in this particular family can claim that none of their known ancestors directly enslaved African Americans. However, when whites make such dramatic assertions, and many still do, they typically dodge a recognition of glaring realities of other unjust enrichment for whites over this country’s racist history.
Source: Feagin, Joe R. 2006. Systematic Racism: A Theory of Oppression. New York: Routledge. Pg. 39.