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Here's a fascinating discussion of what "white privilege" means, from the perspective of white people who grew up poor.

White privilege means that although life may not be easy, it's not harder because of the color of my skin. I wasn't given things, but I didn't have things taken away due to my race.

To all the people that say “There are poor white individuals who have massive struggles how can that be a privilege over X.” Yes there are massive struggles that can be experienced by any human. But going through them with dark skin is not the same experience as going through them with white skin. I am in my 40s, so all this “white privilege” talk wasn’t anything I heard in my 20s. But I remember a time shortly after college when things just fell apart for me. I was just starting to put things back together - and I don’t know why this crossed my mind - but I remember thinking “Thank God at least I am white or this would be even harder.” I really don’t know what prompted that thought but I remember how obvious that was to me then.
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