In the discussion thread: This is Monika Kichau, one of two owners of a coffee shop in Umeċ, Sweden. [View all]
Response to Journeyman (Reply #8)
Tue Mar 26, 2013, 08:39 PM
MrScorpio (59,019 posts)
10. This would be a perfect time to bring up the subject of white privilege
The biggest feature of white privilege is the fact that the beneficiaries of white privilege, white people themselves, are not even required to acknowledge it or even recognize it. Most of these beneficiaries couldn't even describe it even if they ever saw it.
Most of all it's a systematic process by which beneficiaries of white privilege can go about their business without ever understanding how it affects their lives.
On the other hand, people who have to live without it sees the effects on their lives everyday. They get questioned for being "out of place," or receive incredulous responses from the authorities what wouldn't occur if those people were the beneficiaries of white privilege.
Again, do you think that the woman who challenged the store owner would have done the same thing to a blond, blue eyed woman?
You're looking for "overt" signs of racism here. To me, a person of color who recognizes how white privilege can affect other people of color whenever its part of that society, it's very clear what the underlying theme of the confrontation was about.
However unspoken and however muted to other others who are not accustomed to seeing white privilege in action.
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