And yet, when “white people” say “black people” they assume we mean everyone of them.
Chris Hacken
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Chris,

If you read the article I linked to, you’d know that there is a massive power imbalance caused by privilege. To quote:

“Maybe you think you’re just standing up against prejudice and generalizations, because you learned during Black History Month back in school that it’s wrong to judge people by their skin color. But the thing is, racism isn’t a two-way street.
As white people, we have the enormous privilege of not having the actions of other white people held against us in any meaningful way. For example, when a white guy attacks a federal building (or a post office, or a school, or a women’s clinic, or a museum, or a theater, or another federal building, or another school), people don’t start treating all white guys like terrorists.
And while there are stereotypes about white people — some of them even negative! — they don’t impact our everyday lives the way stereotypes about people of color impact theirs’. We don’t get paid less or denied jobs over them. We don’t get stopped and frisked over them. Trigger-happy racists don’t gun us down over them.”

Great video here explains it through comedy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw_mRaIHb-M

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