US WHITE MALE CULTURE: Rugged Individualism (aka, The Master Assumption)

Note: This column is part of a series on the six primary characteristics of white male culture. We will work to examine how these traits show up in the world and tie them to events and behaviors that are in plain view of everyone who follows current events in the US and around the world.

In his white paper, The Roots of White Male Culture, Bill Proudman, co-founder of WMFDP wrote, “Individuality was a value sacred to the new America; it birthed the Bill of Rights and the separation of church and state. American innovation and entrepreneurship were largely born from protections for the individual over the institution.