"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."
"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."
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"I will tell you that white is near or at the bottom for me. To me, buying a white car is like buying a refrigerator on wheels. "
"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.
"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. "
"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...."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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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