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Response to jeff47 (Reply #55)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 12:21 AM

61. It's a distinction without a difference.

 

Acknowledging the harm done to others requires a frame of reference. The harm done to others is relative to ones own experience.

Being aware that life is in some ways easier for you than the person disadvantaged because of his or her skin color is the same; It's an A/B comparison in which you fundamentally and inherently understand "A" but not "B"

Don't think so? How much energy to you expend evaluating the privilege/disadvantage that native americans experience relative to hispanic people? Not much I'd wager because you don't live in one of those poles. You don't have a frame of reference. Acknowledging privilege and understanding bias are equally alien because they're both the same concept.

My new truck is nice compared to the neighbor's dented Dodge. (acknowledging privilege)
My neighbors truck is pretty mundane compared to my new one. (acknowledging disadvantage)

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