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  •  On the whole (3+ / 0-)
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    TomP, Vita Brevis, denig

    I imagine it's easier to hear you're privileged based on nothing you did than to hear that you're not privileged based on nothing you did.

    Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. - Ta-Nehisi Coates

    by moviemeister76 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 10:47:13 AM PDT

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    •  But the latter, I think is more accurate... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and the real problem that needs addressing.

      •  No, both are accurate (3+ / 0-)
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        Vita Brevis, Remembering Jello, denig

        White people do receive privileges. That's nothing to be ashamed of. None of us alive put this system into place. We can only work to try and make changes based on the knowledge it's wrong.

        Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. - Ta-Nehisi Coates

        by moviemeister76 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 10:54:08 AM PDT

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