White Privilege

Given the concept of racism, domination, and unequal treatment among individuals, there is then the question of seeking to operate without a system of race. However, it can be argued that analyzing social norms without race may prove to be difficult. In essence, social norms have provided the process of race as one aspect in analyzing differences among societies accordingly. Though it may encompass other identities as well, this serves as vital instrument in examining patterns and distinguishing them from others.
Seeing this, it can be analyzed that the problem of racism and prejudice stems from the wrong interpretations and mentality of superiority over others. This then becomes manifested in different social institutions as it becomes a norm and standard for many societies. This apparent diversity then provides specific opportunities towards fostering a strategy related to the feeling of dominance and valuing ones capacity as better over the other (Kendall, p. 8)
Challenging racism and white privilege remains difficult to pursue. Promoting changes would have to come with the transformation of social institutions and culture that facilitates these principles. Since this ideas have become embedded within social practice (both explicitly and implicitly), there needs to be an effort to recognize advantages enjoyed by these groups and try to re-align common principles and objectives towards changes (McIntosh, p. 3). However, this attempt may only prove to address the upper layer of racism but never taking down its roots.
The process of responding towards white privilege and racism looks into the capacity to remain committed to change and surrendering favorable ideals within the dominant race. Here, it takes into consideration the purpose of debunking symbols and changing attitudes and perspectives about race and their corresponding contribution to society (Kendall, p. 10). This then aligns with the capacity of a white man advocating that there are other races who like him share equal freedoms and perceptions towards society and reality.


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