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    The Intersection of Sexuality and White Privilege True feminism teaches us that women experience multiple oppressions and privileges that show the unique struggles faced all over the world. Feminism is not one universal movement that applies to every woman. In the words of Barbra Smith in her essay Making Face, Making Soul (1990), she writes, Feminism is a political theory and practice that struggles to free all women: women of colour, working-class women, poor women, disabled women, lesbians, old women – as well as white, economically privileged, heterosexual women. (p. 25) Smith is implying that all our issues are connected and not separate, even though confronted in different degrees. People can struggle with white privilege, racism, classism, transphobia, colonialism, ableism, homophobia, and sexism simultaneously. In order to end the oppressions, people must deal with and balance the privilege some are granted over others. We must reconstruct society because that is where all of this stems from. Society has built up these oppressions and privileges so that they become a way of life and accepted as the norm when they should not be. The first step to accomplishing a balance of privilege and the eradication of oppression is to look at the person. I will reflect on the privileges granted to me because of my skin colour as well as look at the sexuality biases that were present in my high school. In addition, I will assess power relations that control my life.…

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    Diversity In Fashion

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    Alexi Lubomirski, a photographer, expressed that change is not happening consistently; progress is sprinkled (Ranscombe). Lubomirski describes model castings where girls continue to be immediately eliminated just because of their skin color, reinforcing the single story that non-white models are less talented and respected. Along with Lubomirski, black supermodel, Naomi Campbell speaks about her struggle as a young black model fighting for the same jobs as white models. Starting young, Campbell…

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    He was maybe oppressed during his life by others for his skin color. He witnessed the privileges that white people get. All of those incidents would internalize with time. He is doing that unconsciously and without knowing that it is internalized oppression. “Internalized Oppression is an involuntary reaction to the experience of oppression—it is not our fault.” (PowerPoint, week2, internalized oppression theory, slide 6). Also “It will never seem obvious to the victim of the oppression, to…

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    problem is the problem of the color line. It is the problem of racism, of inequality and privilege, of the suffering and oppression of some groups of people at the hands of another (2).” When I think of race or talk about race, I think of racism, and oppression. I think this quote is a powerful one because it looks at the problem of color line, inequality and privilege. These are things I have experience at one point in my life that make me think of race as something that holds me back.…

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    Nkomo And Hoobler State

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    Relating back one of our definitions from unit one of hegemony. People in power use power to stay in power and requires the participation of the general population. In the article Nkomo and Hoobler state, “Relatedly, because of the dominant group's fear of the loss of power, resources, or social exclusion, as in the turn away from the ideologies of affirmative action and multiculturalism” (Nkomo & Hoobler 2014). A lot of the time you see many people of color applying for a job, meeting the…

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    During this presentation on the visual rhetoric used in the Rolex advertisement, there were numerous examples brought up. The most striking appeal of the advertisement was the bright image of the Rolex watch towards the bottom of the page. Set against a dull grey background, the watch stands out mostly due to its colors —silver and gold— which have a positive connotation. The color gold evokes thoughts of luxury, wealth and status. The ad makes the eyes travel downward, following the bolded…

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    NFL dropping the name. Yet, some believe that the name gives respect to the Natives and wants to keep the name as showing honor to them. Although the Washington DC football team supports the Natives, their team name is seen as derogatory because the term dehumanizes Natives, symbolizes offensive terminology against the culture and is deemed as racist. In football, they use mascots to bring luck or to represent a group with a common public identity. Some believe Native…

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    Moore makes the claim that racism is deeply embedded in the English language. Moore explains his argument by stating that language is what defines a society and is an integral part of everyday life. Furthermore, one of his stronger claims is that the English language makes a play on "black" and "white words". Moore writes a paragraph displaying how uses of words like blackly, black eye, and blacklist, carries a negative connotation as opposed to "white" words: which defines into honest, decent,…

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    review argues for schools to reshape discussions and thoughts about school education for students of color and low-income to improve the achievement gap discourse (Carey 2014 444). However, Discourse means language and other semiotic tools used by social context, the broad cultural and ideological processes (Carey 443). The definition of achievement gap discourse is the discussion of the academic success and failures of low-income also coloured students (Carey 441). This article observes the…

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    Personal Understanding Paper Violence has a face and it has been socially constructed by the media. Society overlooks the portrayal of what the media presents as a violent crime. The public is blindly influenced to believe that violence is only brought on by a particular race or that violence does not occur in certain communities. Claimsmakers have socially constructed the media to portray the ideas of violence and society chooses to believe in the ideal. The violence against people of color…

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