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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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  •  I thought "white guilt" (5+ / 0-)

    was what the racists claimed motivated white liberals.

    29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:05:15 PM PDT

    •  It is. (3+ / 0-)
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      FreeWoman19, TDDVandy, JosephK74

      It's a termTucker Carlson types throw into the conversation like a grenade in order to derail any consideration that the circumstances into which each of us is born might give us advantages/disadvantages right off the bat.

    •  It is, and perhaps that is why the diarist (4+ / 0-)

      suggested that we leave it out of the conversation, both in her title and here:

      Should a white person feel guilty about this? NO! Is it their fault that they are in the majority and may live somewhere where people of color are exotic entities? NO! White guilt is neither accurate nor helpful!  Should whites be aware of this and ponder the implications? YES!!!.  Why? Because it might assist you to better understand discussions about racism, affirmative action, profiling, and what many of us call "white privilege" so as to be in a better position to take corrective action.
      Emphasis is mine, not the diarist's.

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