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Blanche Debris

Agreed, 100%. That's what annoys me about "whiteness" studies, is the hypocrisy in saying that race is a social construct, yet "whiteness" is a collection of traits -- primarily negative -- that whites are born with (racism being one of them), and that all whites share them.

Racism is also defined as "racial prejudice or discrimination." It seems fairly obvious that, by branding all whites as racist, people of color will mistrust whites even more and seek to further separate themselves from whites, causing worse race relations all around.

Blanche Debris

Let me clarify -- "whiteness" studies says that whites are born with these negative traits b/c they're *born into* the white supremacist system.

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