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Response to pipoman (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 10:49 AM

32. White privilege means

White privilege means that there is a structure in place that ensures whites are treated differently than blacks, regardless of socioeconomic status. Trayvon Martin's, Sandra Bland's and Jordan Davis' middle class status couldn't immunize them from the effects of racism.

I posted this before the debate so my comments are free from partisan purpose:



Even in "liberal" L A I still hear subtle racism expressed.

I remember discussing the L A riots with someone and I had to mention it was black folk who saved Reginald Denny's life.

And this black guy, me, and a white guy were discussing the current election, and the white guy was bringing up every racial trope, albeit subtly. I said "you know most black folk are not on welfare, and most black folk aren't living in poverty."


Any way racism isn't like being pregnant where you are or you aren't. It has to be viewed as being on a scale. Ain't none of us are perfect but we can sure try...


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