Tuesday, September 16, 2008

So, what is "white privilege" anyway?

Jane R points us all to the answer in Tim Wise's article "This is Your Nation on White Privilege ". Go read it. Yes, do it. You will understand the world better for doing so.

Here's a sample paragraph:
White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six years like Sarah Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of, then returned to after making up some coursework at a community college), and no one questions your intelligence or commitment to achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first place because of affirmative action.

--the BB

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