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Ethnicity is relevant to all groups

April 12, 2012

[ethnicity] is relevant to all groups, not just marginal ethnic groups. That dominant groups typically envisage themselves apart from ethnicity ultimately functions to safeguard their privilege. Making a similar argument, albeit in the context of race, [Ann] Russo remarks: “Typically when we (white women) raise the issue of racism, we tend to focus solely on the lives and experiences of women of color …. Not seeing race as a white issue is part of the privilege of being white”.”[1]

[1]P29 (footnote 2) Bella Adams (2003)Representing History in Amy Tan’s “The Kitchen God’s Wife” MELUS, 28(2)Summer,  pp. 9-30


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