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Title Krista Ammons December 13, 2007 Dr. Pelletier
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White society often has racist views towards emigrants. “Whiteness” is seen as ideal. Society accepts white as being ideal and minority groups begin to see themselves as less of a person because they are not the ideal image of a white person. Internalized racism comes from accepting stereotypes that white society has placed on one’s race. Minority groups look for a way out of being oppressed seeking to be westernized. Society offers the racial bribe which promises minorities that they will have white status and not experience oppression. Robert Jensen’s novel, The Heart of Whiteness, explains that the racial bribe promise is a fraud. By accepting the bribe to be “white,” minorities give up their culture and heritage which is their identity. Ama Ata Aidoo’s, Our Sister Killjoy, explores the conflicts between how ones race and gender affect identity. Aidoo and Jensen explore loss of personal identity after one suffers from internalized racism and
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH 333 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '06 term at University of Tennessee.

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