18 Things White People Seem To Not Understand (Because, White Privilege)

The discussion of white privilege is an often times uncomfortable but very important conversation. As a person of color, it’s offensive when white people say they don’t feel privileged because they didn’t choose to be white. The fact of the matter is that white people receive advantages and free passes all the time because of their race. I’m not saying that every white person intentionally oppresses people of color. Instead, this racism is so institutionalized, it often takes conscious effort to be able to see these injustices more clearly. While discussions regarding race may be slightly awkward or uncomfortable for white people in the moment, that is the feeling people of color have to live with on a daily basis.

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I don’t wake up every morning with the intention of pissing you off, I swear, and whether or not you believe it, I’m here to help you. I want you to recognize that on a daily basis, you hold a set of advantages and immunities that are a direct result of the oppression of people of colour. That doesn’t sound nice, does it? Makes you squirm in your chair a bit and maybe feel a little uncomfortable, right?
But here’s the thing – I’m not here to make you feel comfortable, that’s not my job. I’m here to erase the invisibility of the privileges you have that continue to help maintain white supremacy. I’m here to show you what your White Privilege is.


1. White Privilege is being able to move into a new neighborhood and being fairly sure that your neighbors will be pleasant to you and treat…

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