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    What Racism Does to White People

    by David WeinerWhiteRacism

    "Authoritarianism, the soil of racism, makes dominant
    white culture in the United States an easy pawn of fascism." So said
    social-psychiatrist Erich Fromm and others who argued that racism "renders its
    proletarian benefactors passive and weak, ready to coalesce into angry or
    obedient mobs but unable to pursue the goals of a self-actualized citizenry."
    The U.S. has been a nurturing culture for white racism, an environment that
    taught young whites to believe that, "If black people, or brown for that
    matter, did poorly it was because of bad attitude, poor parenting, and cultural

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