RACE, GENDER….AND ‘HONORARY WHITENESS’

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Over at Rachel’s Tavern, she has put up a post discussing how whites bestow “honorary whiteness” upon black people,  http://www.rachelstavern.com/?p=876

She states the following:

Personally, I think there are big gender differences in whites willingness to view blacks as “honorary whites”-I think black men are much more likely to get honorary white status than black women. I have a hard time articulating why I think this in 2 sentences or less. Broadly speaking I think it is related to the double discrimination that black women face, but I think there are other reasons, which we could expand on in this discussion.”

I responded:

Black males receive it (honorary whiteness) more than black females.

Black women facing both sexism from BOTH black and white men, as well as men of other races.

Black women are looked at as less capable (sexism) because they are women, add to that the racism…

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