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Learning to be white in the USA: What will I do with you; Why do they hate us?

William Charland

My experience, the framework through which I learned to see the world, is that of of the white male. In a country built on slave labor and colonialism, a country in which structural racism undermines many routes to life success, it is inevitable that white children will be exposed to certain beliefs about the races. These banners are part of a series "Learning to be white in the USA," which takes an anthropological approach to exploring racist thought, and the spoken and unspoken ways in which white society passes cultural beliefs and attitudes from one generation to the next.