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CHAPTER 5: Ethnicity and Race ISS 215 section 003
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Whiteness……???? WHITENESS IS NOTHING BUT AN EXPRESSION OF RACE PRIVILEDGE…. . BEING WHITE IS CHARACTERIZED BY BEING A MEMBER OF THE DOMINANT GROUP WHITENESS IS AGGRESSIVELY EMBRACED AND DEFENDED LITTLE INTERESTS IN STUDYING WHITENESS BECAUSE WHITE AMERICANS GIVE LITTLE THOUGHT TO BEING WHITE
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White Privilege Rights or immunities granted as a particular benefit or favor for being White; Can exist unconsciously and is often invisible to the White people that
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Advantages of being white or establishing a white identity…. . Being considered financially reliable when using checks, credit cards, ATMs, etc; Accepting a job without generating gossip that you were hired because of your race; Never having to speak for all people of your race; Media widely represents whites compared to other races; Speaking effective without being called a
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The demise of Ethnicity? 20th century train of thought believed that ethnic groups will assimilate into white culture over a period of time after arriving to America; Old values (from the homeland) considered dysfunctional they interfered with allegedly superior new values; Example: speaking homeland language rather than English; holding on to old values hinder upward movement in social/economic status
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3rd generation principle Exception to 20th century thought
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This document was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course ISS 215 at Michigan State University.

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