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In dominant Western discourse, an unmarked and naturalized category: an invisible, normative, non-colour positioned as neutral. Used in particular in the often unconscious construction of racial otherness but also more widely associated with positive cultural connotations in contrast to blackness. See also colour; difference; ethnocentrism; Eurocentrism; exnomination; markedness; naturalization; other; racism.

Subjects: Literature — United States History.

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