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  •  I agree. (5+ / 0-)
    i do not have any sympathy for those tragic mulattoes. i think they are sad, a very pathetic lot full of internalized racism.
    And they aren't the least bit original. Quite a few white people are finding out about black ancestors in their DNA tests. Not every case but a lot of those people's ancestors simply let themselves be absorbed into the white community and never looked back.

    But crying about being privileged in this day and age? Irritating.

    Until these folks start getting followed in stores, stopped by police, shot by police, imprisoned and suspected of crime and denied unemployment as much as it happens to darker skinned black people, they sound like a buncha whiners. I know I don't have an existing criminal record because I'm not profiled as one on sight and therefore, I come into much less contact with law enforcement than darker people. I can get jobs that people with criminal records can't even think about applying for. That's just one example of the ways I unintentionally escape a lot of the stress of being black.

    I'd rather use this preserved energy to stand up for people with real life shattering racial problems and obstacles.

    "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

    by GenXangster on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:19:45 PM PST

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