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The hurt of internalized racism

@inproceedings{Xu2009TheHO,
  title={The hurt of internalized racism},
  author={Shasha Xu},
  year={2009}
}
Toni Morrison’s fi rst novel, The Bluest Eye is a novel about racism, yet there are relatively few instances of the direct oppression. The Bluest Eye presents a more complicated portrait of racism. The characters are subject to an internalized set of values which creates its own cycle of victimization. This paper tries to show how cultural ideals based on skin color and physical features function as tools of racial oppression. For all races and for all individuals, it is critical to fully… Expand
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