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15 questions white people will never have to ask themselves

Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.

This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world. 

African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois called this “double consciousness,” Follow micdotcom

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So you’ll masturbate to lesbian porn but the minute two women want to get married and be happy, it’s disgusting?
You’ll talk about how cute your “sassy gay friend” is, but the minute he’s kissing another guy or actually wanting to spend his life with a person of his preference, you’re “uncomfortable”?
Yeah, okay. Stop treating the queer community as your play things that are only there for your entertainment.

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