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pass goSue Ann Higgens,
Portland, OR.

For me, White Privilege operates as unearned advantage, kind of like in the Monopoly game, where you get paid simply for showing up. I was pulled over by a police officer for the first time ever for speeding (which I do daily) the day after I turned 50. And I was not ticketed even for going 72 in a 50 mph in a Traffic Safety Zone where tickets double. This sort of unearned advantage influences me all the time, often without my noticing.

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  • Bill

    And I was not ticketed even for going 72 in a 50 mph in a Traffic Safety
    Zone where tickets double. This sort of unearned advantage influences
    me all the time, often without my noticing.

    Why do you assume that this has anything to do with race?

  • Torēsu Cookie

    That’s strange, I was ticketed by a black police officer for running a stop light that didn’t exist, going 3 miles over the speed limit (ticket was doubled too), was refused insurance at first because of my skin color (before I talked to the person’s manager), and got another ticket in a school zone for turning right on a red light (which is legal).

 

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