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  •  I agree. I explained some more in my reply to (1+ / 0-)
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    badscience, right above your comment.

    I find racism useful as an umbrella term. But in practical conversation, White Privilege seems to point to whites' moral responsibility to check themselves, without making them as defensive as White Guilt or Racism might.

    Tricky stuff. The people you most need to talk about it with are the people who will get most irrational when you do.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 09:46:25 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks for pointing up your comment above. (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm perfectly comfortable with the term "white privilege", and I understand that even though I am an "other" myself by virtue of being a non-Christian woman, I've been its beneficiary all my life. And that it is incumbent on me to be aware of that, and make conscious efforts to overcome it.

      And yes, your last sentence is the truth.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 10:09:03 AM PDT

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