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Race at First Sight: The Funding of Racial Scripts Between Black and White Women: Lori D. Patton and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner

WithBlack and White Women LORI D. PATTON AND RACHELLE WINKLE-WAGNER

Racial scripts are entrenched in the social fabric of society. They exist before, during and as the result of interactions between Black and White women. Racial scripts not only define, but in many ways dictate how we live our lives (Williams, 2007). They are comprised of “detailed instructions” that shape our perspectives of individuals who we perceive as having a racial background different from our own, how we interact with them, and how we subsequently make meaning of such interactions. These scripts can be activated at any time (Williams, 2007).