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This research inquiry introduces a timely conversation on racism, cultural appropriation, and white supremacy. Ives’ argument is that the root cause of cultural appropriation and racism can be traced to a negative and false history of white supremacy. In other words, white culture has been founded and perpetuated based on power-seeking behavior, of which racism is more a symptom. Ives asserts that it is important to acknowledge that white culture is based on false assumptions of supremacy and to address that more systematically rather than addressing only individual events or instances of racism.
White supremacy, racism, cultural appropriation, Rhet Dragons, research inquiry
Communication | Education | Rhetoric and Composition
Ives, Whitman, "Illegitimate Control: An Acknowledgement of False White Supremacy (2020-2021)" (2020). Research Inquiry. 7.