SUMMARY: By bringing attention to seemingly innocuous products such as Band-Aids that white people take for granted Ronke Abidoye clearly makes a case that white is the default in American culture and acknowledgment of that fact is needed to move forward.
KEY QUOTE: “American society’s understanding of white-as-default does not translate to mean that all white people are racist because they are white. What I am illuminating here is how unconsciously — even instinctive — basically normal it is (and has been) to think of white as the default, as the norm. Such that non-white automatically feels ‘other’ or, as we like to say, ‘diverse.’”
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