Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Characteristics of White Culture

Out of the 16 traits listed that most white people possess most of the time, I posses 14. I guess I am what you would call the "typical" white person. I am self reliant, I'm very competitive, action orientated, believe majority rules, celebrate christian religions and holidays, believe in the justice system, am hard working, believe in objective and scientific thinking, respect status and power, have a plan for my future, and want the ideal family structure.
The part about woman's beauty being based on being blonde and thin, like a "barbie" I don't believe is true. I think our society has accepted many different types of woman as beautiful, such as many of the Victorias Secret models. The idea that to be conventionally pretty you must be blonde and thin is outdated. I think that many of the traits listed above are outdated in peoples beliefs. Society has become much more accepting of difference in personality and looks. I'm pretty content with being the average white person because I didnt structure my life around becoming that, it's just who I am. Sometimes I feel like I don't have anything that makes me different or unique among everyone except that other people are different and I'm not. My "type" is not rare or special in its own way, its conventional.

1 comment:

  1. I'm interested to see if you'd like to challenge these categories, or further examine what they reveal.