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Response RepertoriesWhite SupremacyWhites relating to Nonwhites Nonwhites relating to WhitesNonwhite Supremacy Colorists / Intermediates
Denial
Denial that Nonwhites are equal human beingsDenial of white privilege, avoidance and / or hostility towards NonwhitesDenial of effects of racism in my lifeDenial that Whites are people, both good and badDenial of their nonwhiteness or whiteness
AngerAnger that Nonwhites enjoy some degree of enfranchisementAnger when their racism (blatant or latent) is pointed outAnger at the realization that racism has circumscribed and impacted their life from birthAnger that Nonwhites do not see what White society is perpetratingAnger when their humanity is denied or confined based on nonwhiteness
BargainingBargaining: My Whiteness is protected by the separation and avoidance of nonwhitesBargaining: “I am not a racist. I don’t see color. I judge people by their character.”Bargaining: “I am not like the rest of the Nonwhite race,” i.e. Oreo (Black), Apple (Native), Coconut (Hispanic), Banana (Asian)Bargaining: Separation from white control of nonwhite community and psycheBargaining: To escape the oppression – I am not Nonwhite, only partially so
Depression
Depression: People of Color are seen enjoying the benefits of White enfranchisementDepression: Discovery of racial dysfunction in attitudes, feelings and behaviorDepression: No guarantee of equal treatment, kept in our placeDepression: The realizing that Nonwhites are inter-connected with white societyDepression: Society does not let one escape their Nonwhite status
Acceptance
Acceptance: The value of society’s enfranchisement is based on my humanity, not my whitenessAcceptance: My recovery from racism begins with myself and my worldAcceptance: Acceptance of operating in a hostile societyAcceptance: Nonwhites are part of society and deserve to be enfranchisedAcceptance: To recover my self-esteem based on my person, not my degree of – whiteness