During his lecture, Harrison invoked the late Beatles member John Lennon:
‘Imagine all the people living life in peace.’ John Lennon penned these words in 1971, and my interpretation is that he’s talking about imagine everyone living together in peace. That would be, not necessarily a perfect world, but a good world. And how do we get to that good world is the question. A world without conflict, and to me my interpretation of these words, is it would be a world or U.S. without whiteness in terms of the power structure.
“And it [whiteness] is a social category,” said Harrison. “A social category is a group of people who share common characteristics, but they may never interact with each other.”