Whiteness


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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.]
References in periodicals archive ?
This book explains whiteness and white privilege mainly from three aspects: theories, policies, and cases.
This book explores representations of post-1980s migration from the former Soviet Union and successor nations to the US in television shows, memoirs, fiction, and interviews and the emergence of representations that associate the post-Soviet diaspora with ideas of a pan-European whiteness and characterize immigrants as successors of European immigrants at the turn of the 20th century who were incorporated into whiteness in the 1940s.
As reported February 19 by TheCollegeFix.com, the goal of the new course is to "help students understand and counteract 'whiteness,' exploring such topics as 'white imagination,' 'white property' and 'white speech.'"
Tide has always stood for surprising whiteness, while adding a bit of humour to the otherwise mundane laundry chores.
Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation, employment, housing, and health care for minorities.
Specifically, students used several discursive tactics (e.g., evasion, joking, silence, and other discourse moves) to "maintain the power of Whiteness with respect to racism and White supremacy" (p.
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.
Keywords: whiteness, sight (vision), invisibility, visibility, visual exchanges, Du Bois
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).
Upon hearing the phrase "Whiteness History Month" for the first time, most people would do a double take.