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    White spaces trump black experience in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Topdog/Underdog and Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun. According to Elijah Anderson, a Yale professor specializing in black sociology, the domination and subjugation of black experiences in white spaces is a normalized practice: “White people typically avoid black space, but black people are required to navigate the white space as a condition of their experience” (Anderson 10). These aforementioned ‘white spaces’ are defined as any space

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    which attacks what and who is considered beautiful and “good”. Therefore, it is a book that opens a conversation about the effects white people have had on the United States on black Americans. Through examining the relationships black characters have with white ones, the audience is exposed to how much of an effect the white population has had on black Americans. White influence on black people is shown for the first time through the character of Claudia. When Frieda and Pecola are gushing about

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    Only in one or two situations, white is used in connection with military actions, notably in the reference to “Brave horses bred on the white Tartarian hills” (p.10) that destroy the bowels of his enemies, or, in the same speech, the allusion to victory “resting herself upon my milk-white tent.” (p.35) It can be noted that the only consistent use of the impression of whiteness in relation to war is in connection with the white tents which Tamburlaine displays on the first day as a sign of mercy for

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    White privilege and “black privilege” As I start to type this paper I really don’t know how to start. It took me the day before my first draft is due to start writing. Not because I was lazy and waited last minute, but because this is such a touchy subject to speak on.(6) I was sitting there at the kitchen table with my mom asking her what I should and shouldn’t say. She told me, “Danielle you don't need to worry about what you should or shouldn’t say. You need to be real about white privilege

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    regards to “white privilege” by its very nature is a flawed premise! There is no white race; we are all a mixture of our ancestors DNA; by some estimates ninety or more percent of us are technically mixed race. In my own family of origin we have identified our origins to include, but not limited to: American Indian, Irish, Scottish, Brazilian, Welsh, German, Scandinavian and Dutch. I was not raised with the idea or label that my skin was “white” , in fact I was taught that white was the color

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    all the power that white structure holds when he goes into the Liberty Paints factory. It is said that the most popular paint color, Optic White, is manufactured at Liberty Paints and that their paint is well known for painting national monuments. Optic White is made to be “so white you can paint a chunka coal and you’d have to crack it open with a sledge hammer to prove it wasn’t white clear through” (217). Similarly like the white blindfold, the Optic White symbolizes the white power structure. The

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    of dissimilarity between different races have remained constant over this time period. Between white and black populations, for example, the index of dissimilarity only ranges between 82.8 and 83.5. This signifies very minute and insignificant changes within a 20-year period, and such changes even indicate worsening conditions. Similarly, when using this index to examine the relationship between whites and Hispanics, segregation has increased by three percentage points between 1980 and 2000. Therefore

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    while the gap between whites and collective blacks does not shrink. The authors argue that in group versus out group hostilities will lessen between the whites and honorary whites, however this will only increase their in group size compared to the out group of the collective blacks and only create new tensions while strengthening old ones between these two groups. This will be because the collective blacks will feel more segregated from their lighter skinned counterparts. This type of grouping will

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    White Privilege 2 WHITE PRIVILEGE: Founded in Racial Preference What is white privilege? It is important that white privilege be defined because the majority of whites want to deny that it exists at all, especially in response to assertions of people of color that it exists unjustly and should be dismantled. The denial of its existence by whites is racialized. People of color say white people enjoy white privilege while white people deny, as often as possible, that they

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    White Privilege: Reflection Paper Northeastern State University Abstract This paper is about my reflection of White Privilege in the United States. I got my information from four resources. The first resource was the handout provided for this assignment; White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh. The second resource was the website, www.jstor.com. Access is provided via Northeastern State University as a resource for peer-reviewed articles. Thirdly, the textbook

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