Thanks for your reply. I think much of what you wrote is true. But where I might disagree is your equating white privilege with systemic racism. I do not believe that the “privilege” I’m referring to is just related to this. I think a big part of this privilege is an existential one. The ability to grow up seeing people who look like you be represented as presidents, CEOs, superheroes, etc., whereas for most of my childhood growing up, that wasn’t the case. It’s the inability to feel the same kind of anger or frustration at George Floyd’s murder because you lack the empathy to see or feel what black people feel. It’s not feeling oppressed every time the POTUS dog whistles his racism. All of those are privileges that don’t show up specifically as examples of systemic racism.

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