Unformatted text preview: is an influence on racism. The color of skin is used as a way to have a social hierarchy. 3. Why does Coates refer to “white people” as “people who have been brought up hopelessly, tragically, deceitfully, to believe that they are white?”: Coates refers to ¨white people¨ as ¨people who have been brought up hopelessly, tragically, deceitfully, to believe that they are white¨ because he is saying that people have been taught the wrong message that being white means to be at the top and to have more power than the other races, so he is saying that nobody can be at the top of the social hierarchy based on the color of skin....
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- Spring '18
- Alexandra Spyropoulos
- Anthropology, White people, White American, Coates