Race and Privilege · Social Justice

Two Explanations of White Privilege

I was looking for a good reading on white privilege for one of my classes and came across two interesting explanations.  The first is by Tim Wise (full post at http://redroom.com/member/tim-wise/blog/this-is-your-nation-on-white-privilege-updated):

For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.

White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because “every family has challenges,” even as black and Latino families with similar “challenges” are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

The second is a video clip:

Stephen Colbert’s The Word: The Neutral Man’s Burden

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