The Blog and the Bullet

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“Poor White Trash” And Privileged

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 5, 2007

BetaCandy blogs about growing up in poverty and yet still having privilege because of her white skin in her blog Blind Privilege:

Here’s where the confusion comes in. Yes, I have a legitimate grievance against the system. Yes, I’ve lost out on things because I didn’t have the $20 to invest or know the magic social password that would have marked me “normal” (read: “middle class, preferably white”). And yes, it hurts when you don’t fit in with your own race because of your class, and you don’t fit in with your class because of your race. It’s hard to see privilege around that stuff, but the examples are out there.

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