So many white people don't really know or understand what the phrase "white privilege" means.

It DOESN'T mean that white people never suffer poverty. It DOESN'T mean that class warfare is dead. It DOESN'T mean that only black people and people of color suffer.

All these people trying to say what white privilege is are just going by an interpretation of those words without any reference to where it comes from.

The original article on White Privilege was written in 1989.

https://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/White-Privilege_McIntosh-1989.pdf

Also, you might want to take a look at a Medium piece I wrote on it.

I use it in a discussion of disability, race, and white privilege here:

https://a-room-of-my-own.medium.com/a-letter-on-white-privilege-written-on-behalf-of-a-disabled-black-friend-of-mine-who-needs-support-b4c165b31cad

The people who decry the phrase "white privilege" and then point to seriously underprivileged white people do not know a thing about what that term means, and certainly not anything about its historical origins . I encourage them to read at least one or two of those articles. Most white peoplle talking sh*t about "white privilege" write in an historical vacuum when they talk about that phrase.

They conceive "privilege" only in terms of economic privilege.

It is SO MUCH MORE than that.

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.

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