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  •  I guess that some white people, just like other (0+ / 0-)

    people will see a "racial" term, like "white" or "black" or whatever and have a defensive reaction  and then they miss the point that is actually a good one.  In the case of the US especially, a lot of this stuff is/was based on a racial system, so I don't know what other term you could use, but it might be worth trying to find something, I don't know.  

    I just think it might be a "loaded" word and might be counterproductive if you are trying to reach a wider audience than the usual pro-diversity crowd.

    As for this part of number 9:

    How does a consideration of people like Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, Michelle Malkin, Jesse Peterson, Allen West, and others inform your discussions of Whiteness? Is Whiteness just skin deep? Or is there something else much more challenging and problematic going on here?
    They have decided to make a lot of money and quite possibly aren't looking at things like you are. I am not sure about all the people mentioned here, but sometimes people just don't care about history at all.
    •  Just as you can't talk about gender (2+ / 0-)
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      rosarugosa, mali muso

      without talking about men and women, you can't talk about race without talking about the racial categories that have been given power. This country was founded on the basis of white power and control and has always been run that way. That can't be swept under the rug in the search for polite euphemisms.

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