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  •  The reprecussions are already here. (2+ / 0-)

    The reddening of State governments in states that vote blue on a national level.

    The reddening of the US House of Representatives (a lot thru gerrymandering of congressional districts) and the heavy pressure to redden the Senate.  The gutting of the VRA by a conservative activist Supreme Court who owes favors to certain forces than to the Constitution.  The corporation mainstream media who profits off of racially charged stories (such at the Trayvon Martin murder trial and Chef Paula Deen's racist remarks).  These are all matters led in part by forces who most certainly have a vested interest in keeping white privilege in tact.

    As I see it, there is active and passive participation in such privilege:  those who aggressively work to maintain their status quo and those who take advantage of their status quo to the point of not being conscious of it.

    It's the passive activism of white privilege that is the most damaging to progressive coalition building.

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