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This is bang on. As the saying goes "When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression." I'm not sure why it's so hard for some folks to recognize that there are barriers that we can't see because of our race or socio-economic status. I'm a middle-aged white guy, and although I grew up relatively poor I can still see (on reflection) that being white and male in Canada has probably given me advantages in my life and career and as a result, I'm doing alright.
White privilege doesn't mean your life hasn't been hard, it just means that the colour of your skin isn't something that's made it harder. or something like that. :-)
I don't feel personally threatened in acknowledging this, and feel like it's important that I and other white guys get comfortable with these conversations.
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