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  •  Keeping or Sharing Privilege (3+ / 0-)
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    smkyle1, DrFaustus, Darwinian Detrius

    One critique I would have of your comment is the statement "a lot of white people are very much interested in keeping their privilege." While this is undoubtedly true in the larger society, among white liberals I wonder whether its more about sharing privilege than keeping it exclusive. That is, I believe that all people should have the "privilege" of not being pulled over by the police because of stereotyping, the there are no differences between the chances a black, a latino or a Caucasian of getting a job. A color-blind society is the goal.

    The problem is in figuring out how to get from here to there. I am afraid most white liberals (and I've been guilty of this) assume that if we act in an allegedly color-blind way in our own lives, that is sufficient.

    A government that denies gay men the right to bridal registry is a facist state - Margaret Cho

    by CPT Doom on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:41:12 AM PDT

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