In antiracist work, whiteness refers to a socially-constructed identity based on skin colour. It refers to the way that people identified as White, their customs, culture and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups of are compared. Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race globally. Whiteness and the normalization of White racial identity throughout history has created a culture where people who are not identified as White, or like whites, are seen as inferior or abnormal. People who identify as White rarely think about their racial identity because they live within a culture where whiteness has been normalized.