White Racial Reasoning: Rational Racism in the Perceptions of White Males Finally some non-biased truth. Some key points from this excellent paper: *WHITENESS AND RACIAL REASONING Essays on whiteness point out that whites possess the ability to be unaware of their privilege in the world (Bonilla-Silva 2001, p. 7; Frankenberg 2001, p. 76, 81, 2000, p. 447; Dyer 2000, p. 541; Montag 1997, p. 284). This absence of awareness developed through a purposeful historical universalization of whiteness, by which, in this case, being human is equated with being white (Bonilla-Silva 2001, p. 189; Frankenberg 2001, 73, 75, 76; Dyer 2000, p. 539; Feagin 2000, p. 177; Montag 1997, p. 285; Feagin and Vera 1995, p. 139). Although whites conceptions about race may not be consciously white, this allows the racialized Other to speak only for their race while it allows whites, utilizing color coded and colorblind constructs, to speak for the whole of humanity (Bonilla-Silva 2001, p. 140-142; Dyer 2000, p. 539). This ethnocentrism and restriction on others humanness is the essence of what I call white racial reasoning (WRR): the underlying logic informing the progressively reductionist way white (males) think about race. To reiterate, the term refers to the situational modes of reasoning whites engage in based on the normalized nature of historical racism to continue that normalization and perpetuate privilege. * In fact, many whites want to believe that race no longer matters (Doane 2003; Mckinney and Feagin 2003). Thus, white people are likely to hide their race biases behind such color coded and colorblind terms as family values, inner cities, crime, culture of dependency, and bloated government * Acknowledging institutional racism while still blaming blacks allows whites to avail themselves as nonracist while recreating the racist ideology of this country under an egalitarian veil.