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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Why are European Americans called 'White'?


I suspect that most European-Americans don't know the origin of the 'white' label. To me, if a European American labels themselves 'white' they are accepting membership to the 'white' club - and that 'white' group has a legacy of greed of land and labor, suppression (of national identity), xenophobia, segregation, racism, oppression and abuse of non-whites.

 

To learn more about 'White' identity, check the book The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter