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This paper provides a discussion of white supremacy in American history and society from a political, economic, philosophical, and social perspective. The use of writings by Richard Wright, Lillian Smith, Pem Davidson Buck and others are used to support the discussion's claims.
From the Paper:"Any nation or society that enslaves entire populations of ethnic groups must justify such behavior through the social construction of an other that is perceived as inferior. According to one historian white supremacy is a racist belief that white people are superior to other races. (White) In the United States this belief was institutionalized through various social phenomena, from segregation and Jim Crow laws to theories on intelligence and physiology. In its most pernicious and potentially threatening form, white supremacy is a political system of domination..."
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White Supremacy (2008, December 01) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/white-supremacy-122970/
"White Supremacy" 01 December 2008. Web. 18 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/white-supremacy-122970/>