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Racism in U.S. Institutions
This paper explains how the superiority of white culture is reinforced in U.S. society.
# 121789 | 1,750 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Sociology (General)


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This paper provides a discussion of how historically, U.S. institutions have reinforced notions of "superiority" to whiteness and notions of "inferiority" to blackness and how this has created the racial predicament in U.S. society. Included are the works of Richard Wright, Lillian Smith, and Pem Davidson Buck to support this contention.

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"Quite often to reinforce prejudice, racism or bias through social institutions, the creation of an other by powerful groups that control social institutions occurs. In the case of the U.S., primarily wealthy, white Anglo-Saxon males reinforce values, beliefs and practices of white culture through social institutions in ways that make them superior to those of the other in society. This often marginalizes those considered the other in ways that provide advantages for whites, while marginalizing minority groups like African..."

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