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Well said

Found in a comment in ginmar's journal, which is currently involved in what I might call a "racism and sexism 101" discussion.

WHITE PRIVILEGE SHAPES THE U.S. by
Robert Jensen (first appeared in the Baltimore Sun, July 19, 1998).

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lavendargrrl
Jun. 15th, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
nice music! I Adore Ubaka Hill...
cjsmith
Jun. 15th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
The student says he wants a level playing field with no unearned advantages for anyone. [...] Yes, he concedes, there is something real and tangible we could call white privilege.

So, if we live in a world of white privilege--unearned white privilege--how does that affect your notion of a level playing field? I ask.

He paused for a moment and said, "That really doesn't matter."


Excellent snippet. I have had this very discussion with someone I cared for. :-/
firecat
Jun. 15th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
Seeble.
gn0s1s
Jun. 15th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)
You've been invited to ara_antifa.
firecat
Jun. 15th, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'd like to check it out. Let me know what I need to do.
gn0s1s
Jun. 16th, 2004 12:34 am (UTC)
I think I set up an invitation, you can probably just join. If that doesn't work, let me know.
firecat
Jun. 16th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
Clicking "join" sent a request to the moderators.
gn0s1s
Jun. 16th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
I may be incompetent, but you're in now. :)
firecat
Jun. 16th, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
Thanks! I posted an introduction.
lysana
Jun. 15th, 2004 09:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for sharing this. He sums up the situation extremely well.
saluqi
Jun. 16th, 2004 03:14 am (UTC)

Thanks for that article Stef, going to add it to my resources.
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