In the book systemic racism i develop the concept of a white racial frame holistically and comprehensively since its development in the 17th century, this racial frame has been a “master frame,” a dominant framing that provides a generic meaning system for the racialized society that became the united states. Deeply imbedded in american minds and institutions, this white racial frame has for centuries functioned as a broad worldview, one essential to the routine legitimation, scripting, and maintenance of systemic racism in the united states. The white racial frame has long been propagated and held by most white americans–and even, in part, accepted by many people of color for most whites, the racial frame is deeply held, with many stored “bits,” including stereotyped knowledge, racial images and understandings, racial emotions, and racial interpretations.
Because prejudice is only one part of the larger white racial frame that is central to rationalizing and maintaining systemic racism, one can be less racially prejudiced and still operate out of many other aspects of that dominant frame. The white racial frame is a much needed analysis for understanding how systemic racism has continued to afflict the lives of millions of americans of color in the twenty-first century, when supposedly the country approached a post-racial age of equality and fairness no us scholar has done more to reveal the extensiveness of systemic racism. The scholar joe feagin defines the white racial frame as “an overarching worldview, one that encompasses important racial ideas, terms, images, emotion and interpretation.
1 the white racial frame: why a new concept 2 building the racist foundation: colonialism, genocide, and slavery 3 creating a white racial frame: the first century 4 extending the white frame: from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century 5 the contemporary white racial frame 6 the frame in everyday operation 7. The white racial frame march 6, 2013 by doug borwick [ guest post–second on this topic–by roberto bedoya, executive director of the tucson pima arts council.
He explores this white racial frame in much specificity, and the book concludes with an extraordinary articulation of anti-frames as constructed and operative in communities of res instead of looking at racism in terms of acts of discrimination and attitude, he develops the notion that racism can be seen to be fundamentally a worldview, or frame by which one identifies oneself and interprets the social world. The white racial frame is an interested or invested system of naming, developed in the period of the enlightenment, exploration, and colonization by european intellectuals (travelers, writers, scientists, politicians, theologians, philosophers) who named the world from the perspective, context, and interests that served their enterprise (economic exploitation), their social-economic purpose.
The white racial frame gives meaning and power to experience a racist performance (eg, a racist joke) “resonates with these racist commentaries,” causing that racist performance to have much more impact on the thinking and actions of participants than the performance would otherwise have. The white racial frame centuries of racial framing and counter framing download book the white racial frame centuries of racial framing and counter framing in pdf format you can read online the white racial frame centuries of racial framing and counter framing here in pdf, epub, mobi or docx formats. The white racial frame or whiteness is not a condemnation of white people or white culture, it is a condemnation of an ideology or worldview that holds white (european civilization) as the essential definition of what must count as virtuous, innately and universally good, along with preeminent rights and privileges - to rule and to be the universal standard of correctness.