These privileges can stem from the fact that white people are still a dominant group in American society. White privilege is not having to further elaborate where you are from when asked. Simply answering that you are from Massachusetts, Florida, or any other state isn't enough to satisfy someone when you aren't white. "No I mean where are you really from?" usually follows your answer.
However, the use of systematic discriminatory practices throughout the institutions is equivalent of racism. The New Racism, in contrast to redemption, points to the notion that the White community is not to be blamed for inequality and does not seek redemption from the wrongs of racial injustice; it denies racial injustice as something of the past and therefore nonexistent. Where there is no acknowledgment, there can be no guilt or responsibility. In the book, Multicultural Psychology: Understanding our diverse communities, Mio, Barker, and Turnambing discuss “white privilege”. White privilege is defined as “unearned advantages associated with being White in America” (192).
It does not make sense in the ways the Government excludes one race and ethnicity and yet employs new laws and legislation to protect another. To me, the White Australian Policy was the exclusion of Indigenous Australians and not actually the races outside of Australia.
With that said, McIntosh (1988) argues that white privilege is in the same manner without recognition and thus preserved. McIntosh (1988) views white privilege as an invisible collection of unearned assets that is of benefit to white people on a daily basis. As a result of its invisibility, the predominant systems of white racism operate on an unconscious level (McIntosh, 1988). White people have come to adopt certain physical and mental ways of interacting in the world that lack conscious attention and reflection which ultimately perpetuate systems of white privilege (Sullivan, 2006). White
While I have known throughout my life people of different races the majority of people who I have lasting relationships have been white. Growing up I remember being taught about the history of racism and how I should view and treat all people as equals. I find it hard to address myself as having white privilege because I will never know exactly how it has affected my life. I know that it is easier for me to buy many makeup and hygiene products because my skin color and hair type are considered more of the standard. I also know that I have never had to worry about being discriminated against because of my race.
She was worshipped on the nights where no moon was visible. These people worshipped her for purification of their household, and to do justice for the family members that might have done a bad deed that has offended Hecate. Hecate was a well-known goddess that was the goddess of witchcraft, had a small family tree, had many sacred items and animals, and is still remembered today. Hecate, a witch and lover of the moon, represents many superstitious phenomena. She is best known as the goddess of witchcraft, but also symbolizes many other things.
Rodriquez, for example, argues that white people use colorblind ideology to justify their presence in the hip-hop community by removing the racial messages found in lyrics and replacing them with colorblind ones (p.1). Not only does this argument assume that all white people cannot and do not understanding the racial messages found within the lyrics, it also does not use the correct definition of cultural appropriation. As stated above, cultural appropriation implies that a dominant culture is taking an aspect of a subordinate culture and incorporating it into their own. Given this definition, white people simply listening to and enjoying hip-hop music cannot be considered cultural appropriation. In fact, according to Androutsopoulos and Scholz (2003), the appropriation of hip-hop begins not when fans listen to the music, but start to reproduce it for themselves
To justify the theory their actions they made up a belief that in order to be a person you had to be white. If you was not white you did not come from god but rather animals. There could be intermarriages that allowed whites and natives, but excluded Africans from marrying both whites and natives’ the start of mix children and otherness. This demonstrated how whites were considered a superior race, as well as the privileges that were granted to Indians but not
Margot Adler said in her book, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, “The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.” Margot’s description tells exactly how it feels for a witch to discover their identity. See, it is like taking in a new breath of air. Taking on a personal craft is not scary, but rejuvenating. Though many find witchcraft scary or evil, the craft is actually a very beautiful and spiritual practice. There are many different types of witches: some that follow gods, some that are atheistic, some are Wiccan, and some follow a mainstream religion like Christianity.
The author uses dichotomous thinking to classify white people as being the dominant party as they enjoy what she terms as "white privilege". She explains the privilege by noting that she was not forced to expose her children to the existence of racism and her certainty that the person-in-charge is often white “I did not have to educate our children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection” and, “I can be reasonably sure that if I ask to talk to ‘the person in charge,’ I will be facing a person of my race” (McIntosh 89). Our ability to realize the privileges that we get to enjoy allows us to notice the people who do not get to enjoy such privileges. Learning about privilege becomes vital as it allows human beings to be more considerate of individuals who do not get the same privilege. White privilege, as a form of privilege, often goes unnoticed.
The Salem witch trials are an outstanding example of a dysfunction in a “perfect” society. Tituba as part of that society helps us understand the simpleness of a complex shaped idea. Notwithstanding that Tituba is considered irrelevant during the Salem trials, nevertheless Tituba exposes European perceptions of Native Americans as a basis for cultural superiority and oppression, since Tituba is an indisputable symbol of injustice, of an ignominious drama, slavery, racism, as well as the defamation of a culture. The decisions that Tituba made throughout her trial, contributed in a substantial magnitude to the American history that’s known nowadays. If it wasn 't for the confession of the actions that Tituba made, the unfolding of the witch