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Old 09-13-2017, 06:56 AM
Myers (Offline)
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Originally Posted by JohnConstantine View Post
Perhaps not. But you do have to deal with being called the most violent and oppressive force on earth.
But as it is now, white people still have the power to oppress and discriminate -- although the backlash or even an overreaction to that could affect them adversely.

So for now, the consequence of being "called" something aren't as great as actually dealing with discrimination day-to-day. I know it doesn't affect me in the least.

My point is, there are plenty of white people who act and react based on deep-seated prejudices -- but most of them swear they aren't racist or prejudiced in any way.

That's where self-awareness comes into it -- and as long as they hold the cards, they will have some advantage -- or "white privilege."

EDIT -- I'm not arguing with anyone about why labeling white people "the most violent and oppressive force on earth" is absurd and harmful. Just addressing the idea that "white privilege" doesn't exist.

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