Analysis of the Issue of Whiteness in America and Whether it is a Privilege Introduction The subject of whether being white is still considered a privilege in American society is one that scholars, students and America at large still debates due to continued media portrayals of racial tensions as well as more avenues than ever to portray the issue of racial relations in contemporary society. There is a tendency for non-whites to believe that whiteness is still a privilege in society and for whites to believe that this is not the case, although there are exceptions to this rule. This paper will argue that whiteness is still a privilege in American society for several reasons, including 1) historical factors 2) socio-cultural forces, 3)...The end:
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