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  •  19th century...Irish and Italians had to become (0+ / 0-)

    white Americans. By the mid-20th, they were keeping black and Hispanic workers out of their unions. The myth of whiteness...that if you are white you are more like the wealthy than like the other workers, and if you are not white you can still partake of white privilege by doing as the wealthy dictate, and the basic lie of the myth...that white is better.

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