"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."
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