Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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On white privilege:

White privilege is when I get pulled over by the cop while blaring Killer Mike, he loses the swagger with which he walked up to the car and says, laughing, “You’re not who I was expecting.”

White privilege is when he tells me he’s running my license as a formality and not that he’s checking for wants and warrants — he didn’t even ask if I have any.

White privilege is him assuming I’m a college student and not just up to no good, even though I was in a rich neighborhood.

White privilege is when I get respect and a warning, instead of disrespect and handcuffs.

Filed under racism white privilege police a daily reminder to check your privilege

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