whitewashverb

  • ja白人(文化)化する、白人に媚びる
  • ento alter something in a way that favors, features, or caters to white people: such as to portray the past in a way that increases the prominence, relevance, or impact of white people and minimizes or misrepresents that of non-white people

Examples

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Well, you know, I had a friend who was half-Italian and half-Black, and you know what?
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You couldn't tell. He looked white.
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Oh, yeah, and I heard that the person that Emma Stone's character in 'Aloha' was based on also just super looked white.
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That's what I'm saying.
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So, they could be Asian. You never know these days.
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But we do know—they aren't Asian and we are.
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Stop whitewashing this sketch.
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And why it's called 'Hidden Figures' is because, in our story specifically,
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we bring to light 3 African-American women who were integral to getting this done,
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who, until very recently, no one had ever heard of them other than some people at NASA and their families.
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And I do think that's why stories like this are so important to tell and retell again and again.
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Because you know we're whitewashing and covering up something else now.
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There's somebody else being overlooked now.
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There's somebody doing something that we're not recognizing enough now.
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It's difficult, because it's still not totally inclusive.
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That's the problem with movements is sometimes they become very much
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whitewashed and watered down to make it palatable for the masses.