2891Re: When you pass
- May 26, 2007This went off topic for me.
I used the term "passing" and for caucasian from
the perspective of the concept of "white privilege".
My name and my look provides certain privileges in
society that I don't believe are fair to others.
I have seen others with different looks and different
names (which can identity a person's ethical or
racial mixture) in very unacceptable ways.
Even though they share a similar heritage to my own.
In addition to the privilege that I receive,
I also receive much racism including
that directed to my own heritage.
I always get a cab. I always get service in stores.
I always get treated with deference. I have witnessed
otherwise with people with the same racial mixture as my own.
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