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a: white ~
b: blank canvas

What:

"White is like a blank canvas, it's very clean, crisp and pure. Considered the color of knowledge, it can be used to enhance reading and is the ideal choice for a student's room or in a library."


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Writer: Grace
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:54 PM



a: White ~
b: sound of ice cubes

What:

"White is like the sound of ice cubes clinking in a glass.

White is like the smell of freshly picked daisies from a green, green meadow.

White is like the taste of sweet, creamy ice cream on a hot summer day.

White is like the feel of a soft, fluffy pillow comforting you to sleep."

a bunch more in the link....


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:58 PM



a: white skin ~
b: a large radio telescope antenna

What:

"See, in addition to everything else, our white skin is like a large radio telescope antenna or something like that. It's an efficient receiver of the waves and vibrations that are beneath sub-atomic particles, and it's a link with the Field.


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Writer: H. Millard
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Date: Jul 27 2015 4:27 PM


White Whale Is Like An Absence Of Color

a: White whale ~
b: an absence of color

What: "The white color of the whale is like an absence of color, or a blankness like the absence of God. Melville tells us that the whiteness is like the depths of the Milky Way, the immensity of the non-human universe." Hmmm. The whale god metaphor is common in Melville and in the Old Testament.

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Writer: AlexScott
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Date: Jan 21 2012 11:59 AM



a: white people ~
b: sleepwalkers

What:

"In Ta-Nehisi Coates's astounding new book, Between the World and Me, he refers to white people as "dreamers" to evoke the sense of them being not fully awake, like sleepwalkers. I'm not sure if white people are like sleepwalkers, or more like ostriches, consciously burying their heads in the sand, hiding from reality. And that's exactly what vexes me the most about white people: their reluctance, or unwillingness, to recognize the vast impact their race has on their lives and on the lives of all those around them. "


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Writer: Toure
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Date: Nov 20 2015 4:02 PM



a: white people ~
b: immature ass girlfriend

What:

"White people are like that really shitty, immature ass girlfriend that some dudes have in high school or college that acts like a complete and total bitch, feels guilty and bad about it and then acts like even more of a bitch because she hates feeling guilty and thinking about all the shit that she said and did. Lol as if white people have a reason to be angry...."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Nov 20 2015 4:03 PM



a: White privilege ~
b: Palmolive

What:

"White privilege is like Palmolive; most white people don't even know they're soaking in it until Madge tells them they are, and even then, they don't believe it. That denial is only strengthened when the person is, themselves, part of a persecuted minority."


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Date: Apr 2 2016 3:59 PM



a: White privilege ~
b: gravity or radioactivity

What:

"Explain white privilege is like to explain gravity or radioactivity, it's there, it impact you, but it's also intangible, it can only be detected by the impact it has on various people, it can only be explain by comparison. I really like the Vaccine comparison from Bonan, that you're basically trying to explain how you're fighting XYZ + polio."


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Date: Apr 2 2016 4:00 PM



a: White privilege ~
b: Original Sin

What:

"If you're white, the lesson is that you, personally, are responsible for every difficulty ever faced by every non-white individual-and you have got to be made, by The Government, to make up for it. There's no escaping your guilt: white privilege is like Original Sin, you're born with it. So if you're unemployed, hungry, and living in a lean-to, but you're white, you are exploiting some black entertainer who gets paid a million dollars an hour to be on TV and tell the whole world how exploited and oppressed he is."


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Date: Apr 2 2016 4:04 PM



a: White blood cells ~
b: vacuum cleaners or Hoovers

What: "White blood cells are like vacuum cleaners or Hoovers. They gobble up infection and dirt and also release chemicals into the area that attract more white blood cells and open up the capillaries and veins supplying blood to the area. Once they have gobbled the bacteria and dirt up, they die. If too many accumulate in one area, the body can't clear the dead cells fast enough and a collection of dead white blood cells and bacteria form, called an abscess. Sometimes abscesses have gas in them from the bacteria fermenting the dead tissue."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Dec 16 2014 10:52 AM



a: White blood cells ~
b: the artillery of the body

What:

"White blood cells are like the artillery of the body. They're a powerful force but useless on their own. The "brains" of the operation are the antibodies. They're what latch on to the foreign body and act as a spotter so the white blood cells know what to destroy "


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Writer: GaidinBDJ
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Date: Dec 16 2014 10:54 AM



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