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It's a very upsetting kind of an idea, because I think we all need our mothers so desperately, so we idealize motherhood.
Fauset's dramatization of the "mulatta" protagonist's desire to pass as white, however, exposes the white world as materially and morally corrupted, and idealizes Harlem as morally and culturally solid.
Our football culture idealizes violent men and fosters indifference to the women who are their victims.
Instead of dealing with himself, he idealizes himself into a White Knight: Gary the Pure, who embodies the noble tradition that began with Jefferson and is kept alive by the likes of Vaclav Havel.