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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Has White Supremacy Won? - from a Chinese-American perspective

White supremacy is a system of order and a way of perceiving reality. Its purpose is to keep whites on top and set them free. Colored minorities in white reality are stereotypes . . . If the system works, the stereotypes assigned to the various races are accepted by the races themselves as reality . . .

The general function of any racial stereotype is to establish and preserve order between different elements of society, maintain the continuity and growth of Western civilization, and enforce white supremacy with a minimum of effort, attention, and expense. The ideal racial stereotype is a low maintenance engine of white supremacy whose efficiency increases with age, as it became "authenticated" and "historically verified." Excerpt taken from Black Ambition

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