I thought reading Pamela Perry’s “White Means Never Having to Say You’re Ethnic.” Was interesting. I did however have few discrepancies on how she chose her pick in schools and the messages represented in the schools. There are plenty of multicultural inner city schools where academic achievement has little relationship to race if the school is within a multicultural area. However, it was interesting to see how the differences between white identities amongst young white individuals in different environments existed. The white culture was either the norm and not defined because of a lack of opposition, or being contested, sometimes to the distain of the white students themselves. My high school was not similar to either school because I went to a majority African American school and the cultural differences there were actually surprising when you consider the students were of the same race and lived mostly in the same areas. The diversity was definitely evident because we had our different cultures, but being black, this meant this was only the norm culture to us. When white students came to our school they were usually from the area, so they shared the culture, instead of rejecting it as Perry describes in the multicultural high school. Perry describes naturalization and rationalization as being the two processes responsible for reproducing whiteness as a social norm. Naturalization takes our nation’s peoples common history and practices to define what it means to be seen as normal. Rationalization describes how whiteness and it affects are seen when being compared to a race that is marginalized by it.