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Whiteness

ermine
winter stoat; said to die if whiteness is soiled. [Art: Hall, 115]
Moby Dick
white whale pursued relentlessly by Captain Ahab; “It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me.” [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
pale horse
ridden by Death. [N. T.: Revelation 6:8]
Silver
flashing white steed of the Lone Ranger. [Radio: Buxton, 143–144]
white belt of wampum
giving one was giving the deepest pledge of honor. [Am. Indian Trad.: Misc.]
white forked flame
holiest flame on the altar. [Persian Folklore: Misc.]
White Steed of the Prairies
charger who led the wild horses before the West was tamed. [Am. Indian Legend: Misc.]
white stone
marked a joyful day. [Rom. Trad.: Misc.]
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Tide has always stood for surprising whiteness, while adding a bit of humour to the otherwise mundane laundry chores.
We argue that the use of whiteness as a conceptual prism to study race offers a productive way to analyse the contemporary operation of race and manifestations of racial inequality on the African continent.
evasion, joking, silence, and other discourse moves) to "maintain the power of Whiteness with respect to racism and White supremacy" (p.
Keywords: whiteness, sight (vision), invisibility, visibility, visual exchanges, Du Bois
Based on spontaneous conversations of shantytown youth hanging out on the streets of their neighborhoods and interviews from the comfortable living rooms of the middle class, the author of this work shows how racial ideas permeate the daily lives of Rio de Janeiro's residents across race and class lines as the book weaves together the experiences of these two groups to explore what the author calls Brazil's "comfortable racial contradiction," where embedded structural racism that privileges whiteness exists alongside a deeply held pride in the country's history of racial mixture and lack of overt racial conflict.
KEYWORDS: pedagogy, Whiteness, autoethnography, personal narrative, critical reflective practice
Because of my insider-outsider status in the field and the political science classroom, I use critical Whiteness studies to reflect on the construction of the field and how students have become accustomed to understanding the field as raceless, meaning Whiteness is centered while narratives of scholars of color are decentered.
As Richard Dyer insightfully noted in White, if the supremacy of whiteness is to be dismantled, whiteness has to be made strange (1997, 4, 10).
The decision to hold Whiteness History Month at this specific type of institution was a bold one, not only for the provocative subject matter, but also logistically.
An initial example may illustrate this specific kind of misreading through the lens of whiteness studies.
BY PURCHASING WHITENESS, the buyer assumes total and full responsibility for its use or misuse, including but not limited to all possible complications regarding health, pain, damage to property, and failure to keep this product out of reach of children.