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One White Woman's Take on White Privilege

I have said & written this over & over. It is easy for us white folks to sit in our houses in our white neighborhoods & pass judgment on black folks. Yet,  we have no clue what it's like to tell our sons how to be safe from cops when they walk down a street. We don't know what it's like to be stopped & frisked for no reason. We have no reason to have an inherent distrust of the justice system because our youngsters aren't serving 25 yrs for minor offenses. As a matter of fact, we weren't sent to separate schools for years & years. We weren't denied entrance to most universities because we were white. Our people weren't lynched as sport. We aren't denied the ability to buy a home we want & can afford. We aren't followed around stores as a matter of routine. We act like black folks should just move on, let the past go. I have friends my age & younger who had to go in a separate door for "coloreds" in dept stores or