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White modernity is a term used to identify a particular manner and form of technological and institutional progress, sustained by a belief in global homogenization and Western-centric epistemological and methodological design. White modernity has largely been considered a period of liberation - a necessary process to progress humanity - while simultaneously being seen as destructive, with ethical considerations and implications often under-reported or disregarded in its colonization of the environment, biomes and cultures of the Global South. It is characterized by a notion of development and progress premised on the ideal of a homogenous, mono-cultural whiteness, privileging specific knowledge systems, forms of representation and media, methods of authentication and de-authentication, and constructing a hierarchal landscape of power and its reproduction.

See also: white supremacy, black bodies, colonial order, modern civilization, late-stage capitalism

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