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Week 5: Race 17:57 Midterm: look at possible exam questions, short answer. Five will be chosen for exam.  Answer in 250 words. Idea of whiteness, property privilege. Student Project Invisible Whiteness Vanessa Patchett Where we get our ideas of race today? Takes whiteness as a category. Everyone of the interviewee’s realized their identity, that they were supposed to be  perceived was by other people pointing it out How non-whiteness is labeled in society Whiteness considered default in America, impose stereotypes as majority “things that my grandparents told me” Whiteness Often seen as neutral/unmarked/invisible Privilege: experienced being les privileged as minorities Values seen as universal: nuclear white families Problems glossed over: people who are unemployed and white aren’t said to be  unemployed because they are white Whiteness as a Property
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Harris, Cheryl L Blacks became property: not able to access property, land, because they were property. Slavery: descent is through father. With slavery, this law was changed to not free half- white slaves born to slave women. Divided underclass: kept poor whites to unite with poor blacks. Blacks were not the only  ones. Indians not eligible for property Manifest Destiny: 19 th  century concept that was used to justify taking, exploring  colonizing all territories. Seen as savage, natural: part of the earth that couldn’t be considered a part of civilized  society. They do not have right to own land. Christians have right to come in and take  the land. All stereotypes were put in place to ensure this. Protected in the law
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