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Epistemology - The study of knowledge and justified belief; the creation and dissemination of knowledge in a particular area of inquiry (Richards 1/16/12). An epistomology is the facts, observations, and conclusions one uses to legitimize a certain knowledge. It is also concerned with how knowledge is created, acquired, and the limitations of that knowledge. For example, the epistemology of white supremacy deals with how and why a belief that "white" is the dominant racial identity was born from perceived affiliations and notions of a racial heirarchy.

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