In 2022, does the ideal of “passing” for white reinforce white supremacy ideals in America. Context for the question: if you are not already familiar, please research the 1-drop rule as it relates to race, ownership, and rights and the context for “passing” during the same time frame. Within the realm of white supremacy and right wing movements, we briefly discussed “status anxiety” as fear that one’s social status is declining. In your argument, how does the notion of visibly identifying if one’s racial lineage is light/white enough to receive privilege relate into status anxiety for those who believe the white race is superior to other races. To answer this question-first identify if passing reinforced white supremacy at the time of its inception and heavy enforcement; then determine if the same (or similar) privileges apply to those who are seen as white and would be protected by white identifying privileges today.