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White America - The racial group that has within its power the ability to exploit and control other groups, even in the face of resistance; those in a place of social advantage White privilege - Whites, by virtue of their racial identity, receive special consideration in almost all facets of social life. Peggy McIntosh identifies a number of distinct advantages associated with being White, including: 1) Being considered financially reliable when using checks, credit cards, or cash 2) Taking a job without having co-workers suspect it came because of one’s race 3) Never having to speak for all the people of one’s race 4) Speaking effectively in a large group without being called a credit to one’s race 5) Assuming that if legal or medical help is needed that one’s race will not work against oneself 6) Watching television or reading a newspaper and seeing people of one’s own race
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Unformatted text preview: widely represented- Race a category of people who share biologically transmitted traits (e.g., skin color, hair texture) that members of a society deem socially significant. - Racial groups are classified according to obvious physical differences, but what is obvious varies from one society to another. For example, in the United States, people are classified according to skin color as Black or White; there is no in-between except for people identified as Native Americans or Asians. In contrast, Brazil uses a more elaborate system of racial classification with a variety of terms such as cafuso , mazombo , preto , escuro to describe various combinations of skin color, facial features, and hair texture....
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