Is This So?

2/20/2013


One of the ironies of white racial identity is that white Americans tend to see themselves in non-racial terms, as the norm against which all other groups are compared. This perception of whiteness as “normal” distances all other groups and reinforces the power relationships that have been embedded in U.S. society since colonial days. Whites regard themselves as “just people” and see only “others” as having race.

- Joseph F. Healey






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I personally think this is true. A good example of this is how news articles almost never say White when referring to nameless people, such as criminals. The same applies to other dominating groups, such as Christianity, middle aged people, and men, to different degrees.
Posted by Anonymous on 5/18/2015 7:41:34 PM

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