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    the characteristics that White people in the United States share are: an advantage of race privilege, which involving better access to education, opportunities, jobs and other. Such advantage, in turn, causes large disparity in the poverty levels between the minority such as Blacks and Hispanics and the White majority. The poverty level in 2010 for these two groups fell at 27.4 % and 26.6 % respectively. At the same time, the poverty for the White majority fell at 9.9% and for the Asians 12.1 %. The poverty levels of children from these groups look very similar. The highest, of about 38.2 % affects the Black children, 35% -Hispanic, while White children 's poverty level falls at…

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    The White People film dives into the issue whites and different ethnicities view white privilege. Whites believe that they have disadvantages by being the majority; on the other hand minorities see how whites don’t have their every move looked at and criticized. In the film they give many statistics but a big one is by the year of 2025 whites will be the minority in the United States. There are terms like the “melting pot” or many backgrounds coming together in the U.S. and colorblindness, the…

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    type of privilege, being race, is discussed in the documentary ‘White People.’ The filmmaker, Jose Antonio Vargas attempts to answer the question of what it means to be white, from a white person’s perspective, and to start a conversation on white supremacy. Responses he received to his question was that being white meant that there was the idea that things belong to you, the perception was that white people ‘good,’ and did not have to deal with prejudices, stereotypes, being hassled by police,…

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    Today, many people, from other races, with the exception of black people think that everyone receives the same opportunities. This form of thinking is incorrect. Black people do not get the same opportunities as whites. As an example, when a white individual and a black individual apply for the same job with the same company, both have degrees, and equal experience, most often than not, the white individual is offered the position. Many people in society do not understand the struggles that…

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    I agree with the statement that both black and white people perpetuate racism. Even though the black community is usually the target of racism, they can still perpetuate it. Keep in mind, perpetuating and supporting something are two completely different things. We may be continuing the spread and naturalization of racism without realizing it, and definitely without agreeing with its message. Something as simple as staying quiet or just giving into what is expected can help the subconscious…

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    Dear White People (2014) is a movie based on a fictional Ivy League college called Winchester. The school is predominantly white, which leads to several culture clashes that result in a “Release Your Inner Negro” party held by one of the most prestigious houses at the school. The movie explores racial identities of the diverse black cast in order to create a social commentary on issues that students still face today. The main student we follow is Sam White, a biracial film and media student who…

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    In the film, Dear White People, we are introduced to the racial discrimination black people face while attending Winchester University. The film is not about angry black people but rather how white people say/do things that are considered offense. The movie begins with Sam White, a biracial, outspoken college radio host uses sarcasm to bring to light the stereotypes that she and her fellow black classmates face being at an all white college. Throughout the film we see her speak on black culture…

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    subtly fluctuating. Recently there have been many outbreaks of racist acts across the country. For example, Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Real Talk with Bill Maher, made an extremely racist comment on his show, remarking snidely, “I’m a house n*****”. Famous rapper, Ice Cube, took initiative and called Maher out on his racism. “It is a word that has been used against us. It’s like a knife. It can be used as a tool or a weapon and you used it as a weapon.” (Maher 2:10-2:25). While many people may…

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    anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery still persists today behind institutional systems. It is used to hide the horrifying fact of controlling a country without letting the people know it; using structures like prisons and ghettos to keep the minority down from achieving their goals or catching up to “them” , referred in the “Letter as White People.” Even with the combined laws of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, it was only an illusion of freedom. Being a free slave was…

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    The statement “all White people are racist” is something that this society is hearing increasingly. Most the people who say this statement would say that it is not a racial slur, but when you look at this statement it can be considered the same as “all Hispanics are illegal aliens” or “all black people are thugs and gang bangers.” “All white people are racist” is a racist term in and of itself because of the fact that not all white people are racist and come from different backgrounds, so by…

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