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My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest

Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism.

I feel compelled not only to publish his query, but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse for more than just a few folks on Facebook.

  • Lori Lakin Hutcherson
  • Yes!

Here’s his post:

To all of my Black or mixed race FB friends, I must profess a blissful ignorance of this “White Privilege” of which I’m apparently guilty of possessing.

By not being able to fully put myself in the shoes of someone from a background/race/religion/gender/nationality/body type that differs from my…

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