White Paper draft 3-Thenaturalist201

Thenaturalist201’s Proposal

For my research essay, I will be arguing that multiracial people of a lighter skin color, in fact, do not have “White Privilege” and that they are put down for their skin color by races that they are actually part of. I will be using a study done by Salahuddin and O’Brien as their study shows that multiracial people specially suffer discrimination and that they have more problems with identifying themselves. This is a major social problem around the world and really should be considering how far we as people have had to come to believe that people are “equal”, but because of this stigma of color people are unable to really be equal. This includes all people of color who may not appear that way because of their skin color. 

I propose that multiracial people with lighter skin color do not receive privilege that is believed to be given to people with white skin color. I propose that these people are made uncomfortable because they are being discriminated by both races whether they are lighter or darker than them. Because of this uncomfortable state they start to develop identity problems.


Thenaturalist201’s sources


The content of the article: In this article, the author discusses their own personal struggle of being multiracial with her social life as well as how she is treated by her own family.

Proves: that multiracial people have problems just as much as a one race person


  1. https://www.tolerance.org/professional-development/on-racism-and-white-privilege

The content of the article: Explains the idea of white privilege and that anyone of white color has these privileges

Proves: not all multiracial have these privileges and even if they have a lighter skin color they don’t always have these privileges


  1. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/brazils-colour-bind/article25779474/

Content of the article: interviews with Brazil’s residents as well as the history of the background of their “races”

Proves: the definition of race versus skin color is a problem. It proves that everyone has this idea that the shade of your skin has a level of privilege.


  1. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.2161-1912.2005.tb00020.x/epdf

Content: Defining privilege. Expanding the idea the of privilege to different categories. The article explains that there are 20 categories of privilege

Proves: this proves that skin color is a small portion of privilege and should not be treated as that is the only factor of privilege.

  1. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/uloop/race-identity_b_1303787.html

Content: This article provides a personal experience to the table

  1. https://nationalseedproject.org/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysi5IqlIVoE
  3. https://movingupusa.com/survey-results-test/?sid=487403



  1. https://www.kqed.org/perspectives/201601135618/mixed-race-privilege
  2. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/privilege


Rebuttal is to prove that skin color is not everything


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