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Conclusion: The Psychopathology of Marginalization—A Discussion of the Whiteness Ego

  • Faith Speaks
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Part of the Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality book series (NCUM)

Abstract

The European postulated a new stance to aid in his self-aggrandizement during the Protestant Reformation Movement of the sixteenth century. Modern marginalization in America and throughout the Western Hemisphere is a manifestation of this aggrandizement, birthing what is viewed in this discussion as the “Whiteness Ego.” The Whiteness Ego shows up in Western political systems as oppressive institutions, otherwise known as “isms”: capitalism, colonialism, racism, and sexism, to name a few. The institutions created within these systems have been built, and “set” to reinforce a blueprint that perpetuates a system focused, initially, on the White Anglo-European male. This Ego persists to this day, and is examined here as a mental health diagnosis, as defined by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual V-TR.

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