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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-10 10:43 AM
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59. Well, I see where you're coming from...
But at its core, you're comparing apples with oranges

On one hand, you have a privileged class who derive their advantage by way of their wealth, and yes even wealthy non-whites are afforded a degree of privilege over people who are white, but NOT as so economically.

Yes, a system of class privilege can disregard color.

However, within this system of class privilege exists a racial sub-construct, composed to people who are within the same economic class and who are competing with one another. A black billionaire has to compete within his own status arena against his white billionaire counterpart. Whereas, the white poor and working working class can never compete against a black billionaire economically, but they can compete against those who are also poor and working, but yet are non-white. White privilege is the game which makes uneven a level economic playing field.

You see, acknowledging one does not nullify the other.

True, the wealthy exploit us all, of course, regardless of color.

But, it is best to see the fact that white privilege works most efficiently when people of the same economic class are forced to work against each other, instead of together against those who are at the top.

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