The Pros And Cons Of Whiteness

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Whiteness, the term expressed as acting or behaving as white or pale-skinned people. Well, what do we mean by the term “Whiteness?” When we hear the term whiteness or white we automatically think of white people and their behaviors. We think of educated, powerful, proper, and other terms with positive descriptions. Now a days, the term white is used to accuse someone of behaving like white people. Being accused of acting white is seen as wrong because people of other ethnics take it as trying to abandon your culture and becoming something their culture is not. In some parts of the world and according to the time frame acting white is wrong while in others it seems to be the trend. The term “white” to me is more of a stereotype and a term used …show more content…
If they seen others of their ethnicity achieve good grades or study they would offend them by accusing them of acting white. These students can 't be seen wearing hairstyles or clothes similar to white peoples. They can 't use terms such as “cool” or “dude”, because they would be classified as acting white. It has gotten to the point where these student must secretly live a double life in order to fit in. Being accused of acting white isn 't seen popular nor cool, it 's perceived as being weak and vulnerable. These are some of the reasons why the researchers think African-American students are not reaching their maximum potential. They are being harassed and put down by their ethnicity when …show more content…
As shown on this article, it was conducted in 2003. At that time I do remember acting white wasn 't cool. I was in the 3rd grade and it was mostly African-Americans and Hispanics. We would call each other out when we suspected of acting like white kids. We would make fun of those people and even seclude them all because they acted white. It wasn 't cool to dress like them or use white terms nor speak proper. Some of us would intentionally arrange our behaviors and customs to adjust to those of African-Americans because white wasn 't cool. I was personally one of those kids who were raised with proper grammar, didn 't speak lingo, and made good grades. I had to distort my ways and secretly perform well. I remember I would show out in class and be rude to people so I wouldn 't be classified as white. As time transcended, I realized to act white was more like a stereotype. I wasn 't literally turning white or acting like the white race, I was just someone who had outstanding performance and was being

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