The Between White And Black

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“Over centuries now, the white racial frame has kept this strong obsessive focus on black Americans as the dominant issue, problem, or reference point in an array of US institutional areas. Huge amounts of white energy has been expended on preserving systemic racism, including on the written and oral rationalizations of the societal reality” (Feagin 99). The dichotomy between white and black has been happening for centuries, you see it in history books, the mainstream media, and even within mainstream feminism. Many academics who study Latinx’s discuss the idea of Latinx’s “living between cultures,” which is a concept Gloria Anzuldua has discussed in her academic writing. Latinx live in a line of invisibility, as Abraham from the movie…show more content…
I’ve talked to many different people who identify as Latinx, and the consensus is that they’re always fearful when that question appears. “Non-Latinos should not expect Hispanics and Latinos to willingly categorize themselves by race, that is, black, white, or Asian, as expected in the United States where color and race are used to identify ethnic groups” (Sieburth et al., 6). Most check ‘other’ or don’t answer. This continues to disenfranchise the Latinx community as a whole, and create further divisions. To require mestizos to call themselves white is to ask them to identify with their colonizers. The white racial frame focuses on stereotypes of Latinx, so together we have to fight against them as la raza Latinx. The focus of my paper will be critically looking at how mainstream liberal feminism actively forget about the Latinx community within their white feminist frame, combined with mainstream media forgetting and ignoring the multitude of issues that affect my community. I’ll be using the idea of the ‘White Racial Frame’ which was coined by Joe R. Feagin. The ‘White Racial Frame’ is “an overarching white worldview that encompasses a broad and persisting set of racial stereotypes, prejudices, ideologies, images, interpretations and narratives, emotions and reactions to language accents, as well as racialized inclinations to discriminate.” It’s the frame in which not only white people view
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