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“White Privilege” – Says Who? Part II

From a recent poll: “Half of white Americans – including 60% of the white working class – told researchers that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem today as discrimination against blacks and other minorities.” (Public Religion Research Institute Nov. 2015) Many of us white folks have an anecdote or two about so-called… Continue reading “White Privilege” – Says Who? Part II

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“White Privilege” – Says Who?

“White privilege!” This term stirs disbelief, ire, and resentment among so many of us whites, often leading to the counter-charge: “Reverse discrimination!” In “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and mourning on the American right”, Hochschild describes the mindset that perceives non-whites “cutting in line” in front of all us hard-working American Dream chasers. In… Continue reading “White Privilege” – Says Who?