Women: Better White than Male



America is a patriarchal culture, wherein women have been traditional second-class citizens. As a result, all women regardless of race, class, or immigrant status are members of an oppressed victim-group population. That membership defines women as a victimized out-group minority, whose quality of life is contingent upon and directed for the most part by men. In the development of policy, law, and overall behavior, men act foremost in the best interest of other men, generally at the expense of women. However, the implications of victim-group discrimination regarding race by skin color are no less dramatic for women than within the so-called races. As a nation dominated by European.


White Woman Black Woman Skin Color Light Skin White Supremacy 
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  1. 1.School of Social WorkMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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