The Black-White Binary

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The black-white binary is an overly simplistic, but not ineffective, lens through which we view race relations in the United States. The black part of the binary stands to represent the minority, of any kind, and the white part represents the whites. The black-white binary stands as an effective port to view race relations through because it is easily understandable. The US has a history of ill-relations with, but not limited to, the black community which most people will grasp, adding more specific relations would confuse people. The black-white binary, although easily understandable, does not address the many other race relations that whites have had with minorities. For example, the Native Americans are grouped in with the black part of
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