Why is it so hard to understand white privilege?

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It doesn't mean white people never struggled. It just means that some people may have started the race a few steps behind everyone else. Shako Liu

Reader Samantha Jones responds to New Brighton Council Meeting turns into white privilege catfight:

White privilege doesn't mean that you didn't have hardships. It means that you've had different hardships than a person of color.

Things you don't even think about, things that have been easy for you are things that people of color may have struggled more with.

I don't get what is so difficult about admitting that white privilege does exist. It doesn't take away from your struggle or your existence to admit that another person may have had a different set of struggles than your own or -- gasp -- more struggles than you! 

 


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