MIXLY PERSPECTIVE: White Privilege is Like Flying First Class


 
We’ve been hearing the phrase “white privilege” in the news a lot lately – in discussions revolving around everything from New York’s controversially-unconstitutional “Stop and Frisk” policy to Miley Cyrus’s possibly more controversial VMA performance. Though some of the conversations it’s surfaced in may seem trivial, white privilege is anything but. In fact, for an idea that’s become as ubiquitous as it is important, there are shockingly few explanations of what white privilege actually is out there. We thought we’d give it a shot with another analogy – “White Privilege is Like Flying First Class.”
 
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