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28 yr old white female
I’m ashamed to say this but , up until about a month ago I didn’t think white privilege was really there.
Why ? Because I grew up poor moving from house to house , school to school in a single parent home. Where I was alone a lot because my mom worked more than one low paying job to put food on the table. AND I BECAME A WELL EDUCATED, WELL PAID AUDLT. So why can’t they???? WAS my Mentality.
It wasn’t till I seen a video aimed at privilege and racism that it hit me.
Even when a person of color gets the same education as a white person, the white person will get the job before a person of color. It is what it is , it really does happen ! And ppls white privilege will show when they say “I worked harder” but that is simply not the case.
I can’t pin point certain times where I have seen my privilege show , but I’m sure it has.
I also noticed it’s not just based on color , I have seen a white person show their privilege toward other whites, that maybe in a different economic class. Of course it’s more frequently done to people of color .