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  • White Culture
    376 words
    First, 'White' is a singular population entity only in terms of a heritage of privileges and in the delusional theories of demagogues. North American caucasians are a beyond-mutt ness amalgam of dozens of ethnic, tribal, and national root groups, many of which have fought bitter wars with one another over the past few centuries. (The biggest of those wars were started by jerks like Napoleon and Hitler who foolishly sought to impose a singular nationhood on all Euros.) 'White' isn't an ethnicity;...
  • Racial Duality Of Contemporary White Identity
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    When W.E.B. Du Bois announced in his marvelous work Souls of Black Folk, that the "problem of the 20th Century is the color line... ". immediately he set out a social and analytical paradigm that instantly recognized that the major racial problem in America was that existing between Blacks and Whites. Nevertheless, we are still, at the end of the 20th Century, struggling with the question of what kind of democratic society we are, or whether we will be a democratic society at all, often obliviou...
  • Whiteness And Privilege Race
    673 words
    Midterm: Part II. Issues of Race, Gender, Whiteness and Privilege (Q. #3) Race, privilege, and gender are three key issues addressed in Lee Mun Wah's "The Color of Fear". Different characters in the film bring out these issues and discuss how they have come about and how they are apparent in our society today. Lee Mun Wah uses different variations of visual language and compositions to show certain perspectives on the different characters. Also there is a theme of interlocking hierarchies presen...
  • System Of Privilege By Social Groups
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    1. (a) Privilege is defined as a favor or right granted to some people, but not to everyone. (b) Power is defined as strength, ability, or a driving force. (c) Difference is defined as the way in which two things are not the same. (d) According to MacIntosh there are two types of privileges. The first is based on what she calls "unearned entitlements", which are things that all people should have. Some examples are feeling safe in a public place or working in a place where they feel that they be...
  • Male Privilege
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    The three articles chosen for my critical examination are as follows: Jewish, Women, and Lacking Class, by B. Burstow; White Privilege and Male Privilege, by P. McIntosh; Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism, by S. Pharr. These three articles have been grouped together due to a common theme they all share. The theme is invisibility, associated specifically with prejudice, privilege, and norms. Together, these three articles should illustrate the tremendous influence of invisibility, i.e. when one cann...
  • White People
    681 words
    White Privilege After reading chapter Nine and the McIntosh piece, I completely agree with Peggy McIntosh's argument especially, when she said whites think of their lives as morally neutral and ideal. White people, especially white men have always seen themselves as "saviors" bound by a moral intuition that it is there duty to go and save the "savage" races of the world. It is this kind of thinking that allowed for colonialism, imperialism and all the other ism's that has made life hell for blac...

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