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View Diary: Maybe if we take “White Guilt” out of the equation it will be easier to understand? (172 comments)

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  •  Advantages can be earned. A privilege is bestowed. (12+ / 0-)

    Calling it 'white privilege' acknowledges that its genesis is the historic unequal treatment of nonwhites.

    •  I like that, ggrzw. (2+ / 0-)
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      FreeWoman19, Rick Aucoin

      But I believe that some are born with more advantages than others.

      “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

      by SoCalSal on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:25:47 PM PDT

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    •  Privilege is a word associated with the wealthy (0+ / 0-)

      which is why some probably object to it. If you're an unemployed white woman or man struggling to pay the rent, the word will likely strike you as misapplied.

      Moreover, this diary, like many about race, focuses on whites and blacks exclusively. America has become quite a bit more racially and ethnically diverse and complex than that. White will soon become a non-majority group. The population of Asians (inc. Indians), Hispanics, Middle Easterners have varied interests/issues and continue to grow.

      The most important form of privilege by far is wealth. If you're not considered "poor white trash", white is certainly an advantage. But money is what really talks these days. Rich is a club you can enter regardless of race or ethnicity. Just check out the Goldman Sachs website if you want to see what privilege looks like.  

      I never liked you and I always will.

      by Ray Blake on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 01:39:33 PM PDT

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