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Old 05-18-2014, 06:32 PM   #111 (permalink)
Xurtio
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I agree that white/male/hetero privilege exists, but I don't agree with this:

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Originally Posted by realtalk92
I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege or heterosexual privilege.
This is bordering on conspiracy theory... it's not about carefully teaching, it's just ignorance and familiarity. People are most comfortable with people that are most like them and in North America, most people are white heterosexuals: this is the whole point behind the word minority; the interests of minority are underrepresented because there's less people like them around recognizing their struggles.

Male privilege has been sanctioned by religious texts (including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) and even law (still is legal to beat your wife for not being modest in some middle eastern countries) so it's a more complicated subject.
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