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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 09:55 AM

13. Excellent article! K&R!

Can't believe I missed this one

This part
Buoyed by his own entitlement, his own sense of white male somebodiness, this passenger never even considered that he might simply try harder to get my attention before putting his hands on my stuff. His own need to control space, his own sense of entitlement to move anything in his way even if it held something of value to another person, his belief that he had the right to do whatever he needed to do to make the environment conform to his will are all hallmarks of white privilege.

In the reverse scenario, a black man would never get on the train, snatch up a white woman’s bag, and shove it in her face. But then black women are rarely entitled to the courtesies proffered to white women, and black people never presume they are entitled to occupy interracial spaces so aggressively.

As well as a couple others, really spoke to me about the issue.

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Haveadream Mar 2016 OP
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LineLineNew Reply Excellent article! K&R!
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