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The Meaning of Whiteness: Addressing the Taboo in Counselor Education
Krista M. Malott and Tina R. Paone
What does it mean to be White? This was a question made famous in counseling and counseling psychology by Drs. Sue and Sue (2008), who took the inquiry to the streets and to the „average‟ passerby. Responses indicated that Whites—with often hostile reactions to the question—demonstrated limited cognition or understanding of their Whiteness. Conversely, Persons of Color understood all too well the privileges associated with a more pale skin tone as evidenced in Sue and Sue‟s findings.