Paternalistic Racism

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  • This implies that the majority race in one country or setting has the right to rule over the minority race for its own good (Halstead 1988). Paternalistic racism is particularly related to Blacks or African Americans and Whites in the United States. It implies that White people have the right to interfere with the lives of Black people for their own good. Furthermore, the majority race has the right to define what is good for the minority race; historically, Whites or Anglo Saxons have been the ones defining what is right for the minority races in the United States (Halstead, 1988). This type of racism refers to the process in which the freedom of the minority race is defined or restricted by the regulations that ...

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