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Pet Sins January 2004 Issue
Eurocentricity outside Europe: self-erasure and self-abasement among people of color

In this issue, readers share their take on how many non-Europeans still subscribe to a Eurocentric world view.

There is nothing wrong with admiring Europe, any more than there is anything wrong with admiring any other continent. But many non-European admirers of European culture actively put down and dismiss non-European cultures. Gravitating towards Europe is considered "right and normal", while expressing the same interest in a non-European culture other than one's own is considered "wrong and abnormal."

Biases are held by non-Europeans against other non-Europeans. Some non-Europeans display a need for white validation, going out of their way to please Europeans.