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idleness. A2 Whiteness
Indirect approaches to whiteness lead to passivity and acceptance of white supremacy and
Martinot and Sexton, Director, critical race theorist at San Francisco State University and African American
Studies School of Humanities UCI, 2003 (Steve and Jared, "The Avant-Garde of White Supremacy", Social
Identities, Volume 9, Number 2, 2003 Accessed 8-3-12, MR)
Leftist approaches that come as close to radical critique as any already fall short. The liberal ethos looks at racism
as ignorance, something characteristic of the individual that can be solved at a social level through education and
democratic procedure. For Marxist thought, racism is a divide-and-conquer strategy for class rule and super-exploitation. However, the idea that it is a
strategy assumes that it can be counter-strategised at some kind of local or individual level rather than existing as something fundamental to class relations themselves.
For anti-colonialist thinking, racism is a social ideology...
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