According to Portland Community College, whiteness is a "socially and politically constructed behavior" and "refers to the construction of the white race, white culture, and the system of privileges and advantages afforded to white people in the U.S. (and across the globe) through government policies, media portrayal, decision-making power within our corporations, schools, judicial systems, etc." Steve Brulé has argued that the reason the term whiteness (and white privilege, white guilt, white fragility) is used instead of western culture because associating a (supposedly) evil culture with a skin colour will get people who want to be violent to target people with that skin colour, while calling the enemy something like western culture does not send violent people a clear message about who to target. The Honey Badgers have noted that what the National Museum of African American History & Culture called "whiteness" was basically the same as masculinity.
- https://www.pcc.edu/diversity-councils/cascade/whiteness-history-month/whiteness/ Cited August 31, 2021
- https://odysee.com/@StudioBruleArchive:e/whitewashing-racism-coffee-with-steve:9 (39:10 - 41:26) Cited August 31, 2021
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDYHmD-uN2I (starting from 17:23)