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View Diary: Privilege; What it Means to be White. (158 comments)

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  •  A classic comparison (10+ / 0-)

    I would imagine many of us can recount similar encounters with the police, of both types.  I do, more than one.  And what you describe is absolutely true:  If you're white your allowed the benefit of the doubt all the way down the line, "until proven otherwise"; if you're black or hispanic, not so much.  In a perfect world the officers in question would be required to explain/justify the kind of treatment black people routinely receive at their hands.  We live, alas, in a far from perfect world.

    Well, it sure is a mess, ain’t it, Sheriff….
    Yep, and if it ain’t it’ll do ‘til the mess gets here.

    Liberal = We're all in this together
    Conservative = Every man for himself
    Who you gonna call?

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