Friday, June 19, 2015

HuffPo Writer: I Will not Have Children So I Will not Spread my White Privilege

Ali Michael, a writer for the Huffington Post, sometimes wishes she wasn’t white. And she decided in her 20s that she would not “have biological children because I didn’t want to propagate my privilege biologically.”

In an article titled, “I Sometimes Don’t Want to Be White Either,” Ms. Michael details her feelings on being white and the Rachel Dolezal story.

Ms. Michael writes of Dolezal, “She is stuck in the immersion/emersion stage, in which White people, having learned extensively about the realities of racism, and the ugly history of White supremacy in the U.S., “immerse” themselves in trying to figure out how to be White in our society, and “emerge” with a new relationship to Whiteness.”

She concludes, “her way of dealing with the pain of the reality of racism, was to deny her own Whiteness and to become Black.”

Ms. Michael notes that Dolezal is not alone, however. In fact, she went through it herself and identifies with Dolezal.

“I definitely experienced this,” she explains. “There was a time in my 20s when everything I learned about the history of racism made me hate myself, my Whiteness, my ancestors… and my descendants. I remember deciding that I couldn’t have biological children because I didn’t want to propagate my privilege biologically.”
Thus, Ms. Michael details, she will never have children, but she may adopt.

“If I was going to pass on my privilege, I wanted to pass it on to someone who doesn’t have racial privilege; so I planned to adopt. I disliked my Whiteness, but I disliked the Whiteness of other White people more,” she writes.

“I felt like the way to really end racism was to feel guilty for it, and to make other White people feel guilty for it too,” she continued. “And then, like Dolezal, I wanted to take on Africanness. Living in South Africa during my junior year abroad, I lived with a Black family, wore my hair in head wraps, shaved my head.” I didn’t want to be White, but if I had to be, I wanted to be White in a way that was different from other White people I knew.

“I wanted to be a special, different White person. The one and only. How very White of me,” she adds.

She then talks about the “pain of being White,” writing, “But the lesson for me is remembering how deep the pain is, the pain of realizing I’m White, and that I and my ancestors are responsible for the incredible racialized mess we find ourselves in today. The pain of facing that honestly is blinding. It’s not worse than being on the receiving end of that oppression.”

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87 comments:

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    1. You could say so, but it's not a bad kind of racism. Racism as a problem is to derive privilege from one's race, that's not what she's doing.

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    2. Wow! She's a complete moron. White privilege? LOL!!!
      Think about this. What about Black privilege? There were many black people that had slaves as well. Many cultures and "races" had slaves. Do you feel guilty about that too? Everybody needs to move on. You're all so butt hurt over what happened a long time ago you can't think straight.

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    3. She's ashamed of being white. She doesn't like white people including herself. She's a racist.

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    4. Everyone should be proud of their race heritage etc. and carry on traditions and family values regardless of skin color. That has nothing to do with supremacy or hate.

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    5. Yes she is a complete racist: From Dictonary.com: hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

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    6. This is absurd she is a racist against her own race how awful. Hating your whiteness for what? What did you do wrong. People are just crazy. This propagates more hatred towards the white race which is actually the real minority world wide. Guilty for what? Unbelievable. Where do people come up with this crap,

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    7. Now if we could get all the liberal white idiots to pledge to do the same and not have kids. The world would be a better place!

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    8. blacks started slavery in America

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    9. It must suck to go through life being so self loathing… the stupid runs deep through her.

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    10. Thank god she won't have children. Last thing the USA needs is idiotic liberals reproducing and forcing their flawed rationale on innocent children that have no means to get away from dolts like her. Kuddos to you Ali for recognizing your stupidity and not wanting to spread it!

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    11. Sadly, the best thing she could do is to have white children who are raised to appreciate the special aspects of being red, black, white,brown and yellow and to respect and celebrate those differences. Her short-sighted non-contribution to humanity will do little to end racism in this or any other country.

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  2. Yet another useless diatribe from an ignorant, liberal female journalist. It must suck being her………I truly feel sorry for her. As a side note, if South Africa was so endearing to her, why didn't she check out Somalia and the Sudan for her white privilege experience?

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    1. Because the minute she would open her mouth and say something they didn't like theyd beat her

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    2. Don't forget Zimbabwe. Heard it's great this time of year, especially the 1000 percent inflation.

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  3. On behalf of the rest of us: Thank you, Ali Michael.
    People who base their judgement of others on the colour of their skin deserves to go extinct.

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    1. Isn't Ali basing judgment on whites?

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    2. How is that not basing it on skin colour?

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    3. @anon and Inqusitor i think that was the point she was making. She doesn't deserve offspring who are as racist as her.

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  4. Good. One less white kid growing up in a lesbian home.

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  5. Thank you for not propigating

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  6. Dear Ms. Michael: "Yes, I am white, and I am privileged. I am privileged to have had a two parent household. I am privileged to have been read to at night by my mother, thus learning to read and speak proper English at a young age. I am privileged to have been taught at a young age the difference between right and wrong, proper manners, morality, values, honor, and good citizenship. I am privileged to have been taught that you earn what you get in life…there is no free lunch. I am privileged that I was taught a strong work ethic, and that I was able to work, which I did, beginning at age 14. I am privileged that my parents encouraged me to study, do well in school, and attend college (while working two jobs). I am privileged that my parents taught me that having children comes AFTER marriage. I am privileged that my parents lived by, and taught me the Golden Rule. And, I am privileged that I, nor anyone in my family, was ever arrested or spent time in jail. And, none of that has anything to do with the color of my skin."

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    1. BRAVO…BRAVO !!!…..Nailed it !!

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    2. Very well stated. I too am white and pretty much raised the same. I also was not raised a racist. I have never treated people of color any differently than white people. Even though I feel I am very receptive to people of color, I refuse to be made to feel I have to apologize or feel guilty for what my ancestors did or did not do. I don't feel that people in this time know true oppression. If you really want to know what oppression is look at history. After all we are all of the "human race" aren't we?

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    3. I am white and worked my ass off for everything I got. I was lucky my parents paid for some college but I never got to finish. I've worked two and three jobs my entire life and when i hear "white privilege" I hear a racist talking. I am sick of the liberal democrats pushing their racist, socialist agenda. If I have to let my "wealth" be redistributed" I would never have worked liked I did.

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    4. You hit the nail on the head and I couldn't have said it better, and I feel the same, I don't understand why anyone would hate the color of their skin, they have to have a mental problem to feel that way.

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    5. I am white, and raised in an upper-middle class family. There had only been one African-American student who attended my school, from elementary and up thru high school. I have a sibling who became disabled while young and has been treated unfairly. I didn't understand why another race would feel the way they do until I began to help by donating my time at a shelter. I know there's hate and prejudice because I see how my wonderful sibling is treated and now after being around others who have had been treated differently but were still able to put a smile on their face, I understand now. God loves All races! More people need to learn to forgive and be kind to others. We are all human and you do not know what another person is going through or have been through. Love is much better than hate!

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  7. What an asshole. I hope she doesn't have children. We don't need anymore anti-white whites (or is she a Jewess?)

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  8. Thank you for your decision not to propagate your genes. While there is nothing wrong with your race, after all we are all members of the human race, it is a good thing when the sub normal minds do not breed.

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  9. If she's opposed to white existence, she might consider moving into the wilderness, out of mind and sight.

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  10. Thank You!! Your choice to NOT reproduce insures the elimination of 1 less genetic strain of idiots that could infect future generations. If only more would commit! Fellow idiots of hers….please help with this injustice , join forces and support the cause!

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  11. What is white privilige? There are THOUSANDS of White indigent people in the USA & world, so where's their privilige? Not only shouldn't imbiciles procreate, but there should also be a test before she or anyone like her MALE/FEMALE/White/Black/Hispanic/Asian & Green should be allowed to VOTE.

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  12. Sounds like she has set herself up to be a martyr. Of what, I'm not sure. Someone filled with such self hate needs to understand what it means to be a human being.

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  13. I see that our fearless leader is off for a weekend of golf in Palm Springs while wifey and the kids gad about in Venice (Italy, not California).
    I guess his position of privilege must be due to the white portion of his ancestry.
    As for Ms. Michael, you keep on playing the victim sweetie. Maybe you'll find someone who cares, but personally I'm quite relieved that you are choosing not to breed. I would hate to see a child brought into this world only to be forced to suffer with you as their mom.

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  14. Going on our third child next month. And now that I have read this idiot's comments, I have decided we should go for four or maybe five. Gotta balance out the 'Stupids."

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  16. Thank Goodness. Her idiocy must not be passed to another generation. This is what happens when you are so indoctrinated, you willingly commit suicide, convinced that the lies are real, and you yourself, a human being of a Caucasian ethnicity is evil.

    Logic, Reason, Facts of Evidence, Reality Truth, Common Sense, etc, will not make a dent into the liberal delusional mind. This is the power of indoctrination.

    Like Nazism, Liberalism is a cult that creates ignorant blind obedient loyalt useful idiots, who do whatever they are told, believe everything they are told. "White Privilege" is non-existent. But if you want o make it existent, you keep saying it.

    "It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled"
    Mark Twain

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    1. I'm surprised she hasn't drank the cool aide.

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  17. Leave America if you hate it here so much. You will have kids, writing an article saying you won't will just prove you to be a blundering idiot later in life. You will have children because weak, self loathing women like yourself worship male genitalia in the bedroom.

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  18. At least she won't be spreading her inferior genetics and resultant sub-standard IQ, which is what's important. Hopefully she will also not adopt, and thus won't burden some innocent children with her mindless leftist propaganda, either.

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  19. Melodrama. Serious consideration should be taken before someone hands a child over to her for adoption. Children aren't projects for "guilt-ridden social saviors" to experiment on.

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  20. Now only if the whites at Huffington Post would follow in her footsteps.

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  21. Someone should convince her that breathing is white privilege.

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  22. Ms Michael, please go see a mental health professional. Your level of self-loathing is unhealthy, and you should get help before you hurt yourself or someone else. I hope no one is foolish enough to allow you to adopt children, given your obviously mental instabilities.

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  23. Ms Michael, please go see a mental health professional. Your level of self-loathing is unhealthy, and you should get help before you hurt yourself or someone else. I hope no one is foolish enough to allow you to adopt children, given your obviously mental instabilities.

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  24. More like, "so I won't spread my ignorance…….."

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  25. Then let's talk to the obama girls about black privilege. .. let's talk to kim Jung Ill (or whatever)… and more… get off the color thing… privilege knows no color, not in this day and age, but it is 'p' word. ..it's called Politics. .. period!

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  26. The only good thing about your self imposed barrenness is that your fugliness will end with you.

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  27. This lady needs some serious help. Of course, she could atone for the sins of her ancestors by marrying a black guy and having kids or doing the very popular thing of the day and just make kids with multiple minority partners.

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  28. I'm extremely glad you've decided not to pass on your genes too!

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  29. I find her decision not to breed a wonderful thing, not for the same reason she states. My reason is it will end the progression of spreading her ignorance to the children she might bring into the world. Why even stay on this earth, end your painful torture now and make the world a better place for all of us!

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  30. She's obviously out of her mind. It's a good thing she won't be passing her self-hating crazy genes down to future generations. Let her insanity stop right there!

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  31. On behalf of all people everywhere with common sense: THANK YOU!!!!!
    Lord knows, we don't need moonbats breeding!!

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  32. Fine. Go be unwhite in Haiti or something.

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  33. "White privilege" is a perception of weak minds and the weak themselves. Why does so many migrants from Africa want to go to Europe for a better life on the continent of the people they despise, what do these migrants want (other than a better life they see/perceive), why can't they build that better life for themselves (because they weak maybe?)?
    Just asking!

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  34. Good, at least she will be having more liberals to damage this country more than it already is.

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  35. OUTSTANDING!!!
    Thank you for not spreading your inferior genes and liberal mental disorder. I hope every liberal follows in your path.

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  36. Liberalism is truly a mental disorder. Thanks for not spreading the virus. I am totally cool with your decision.

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  37. This is called Darwinism in action… in this case, the stupid don't propagate.

    Yet more proof that what is being taught in universities today (white "privilege" is the root of all evil, everything is triggering, people are delicate creatures that need "safe spaces," all men want to rape, all women and POC are faultless, etc etc) is producing a generation of self-absorbed, whiny losers.

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  38. Don't let her adopt either, stupid. . .I mean 'White Privilege' is spread that way too.

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  39. I top off my white priviledge daily as needed. A cop pulled me over yesterday and I was smoking a joint and had a bottle of Jim Beam between my legs. I didn't show my license or registration, just rolled down my window gave the cop a high five and drove off.
    #whiteprivilegeisawesome

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  40. Clearly in the USA, the nature of "white" as a culture is devoid of cultural content; this pornographical view based on European ancestry does not work in Europe where two blond heads might belong to different war camps, and have nothing in common but animosity; such as the Swedes and Finns several centuries ago. THe unification of Europe with the USA thru NATO and the United Empire after the war (WW2) has lead credence to this porno view of human relations. You could give up your US citizenship and go live in one of the Slave states of the Third World; marry a "black" monster and produce children there to prevent the further inbreeding of peoples there thru deliberate policy hatched in Washington and the major metropolitan centres of the "West", and executed by their client leaders here in the Third World. THere is plenty you could do to offset the porn culture of the USA.

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  41. I want to go back in time and throw her in a Soviet gulag or a Nazi concentration camp. She could've preached to millions of starving to death slavs and jews about their historical legacy of white European privilege and nonexistent culture while scrubbing down the Auschwitz ovens and weaving her hair like a Zulu princess.

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  42. I am puzzled. It seems she is Racist… She would not marry a Man of Color and have Kids? In her lifetime the US will see Whites become the minority race. Whites are already the minority race in the World… So to her White Babies are born Racist and Privileged? What Planet did she come from?…

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    1. P.S… she has the right to say what she wants to… My family is mixed races,,, Black, White, Asian, etc… She must live in an all White Privileged World and just travel to get out of it. Wonder what her background is… I speak to younger people all the time, White, Black, Asian, etc… They all date each other.. This is why I find her post so strange. Maybe she should meet a nice person of color, marry him and have brown babies… All babies are precious.

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    2. As to the Dolezal woman… She is just out for herself… Passed herself off as Black to get jobs, lied about her brother being her son on IRS tax returns, so many lies came out of her mouth… and now we find out that she filed a lawsuit against Howard University as a white woman claiming bias… now that woman is a real nut case,,, this other woman just does not want to give birth to any kind of baby..

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  43. Thank you for getting out of the gene pool

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  44. Wow, so much hate and so many personal comments about this woman. Why? If she doesn't want to have children and bring them into this world that we live in for whatever reason, so be it. She doesn't deserve the insults and indecent comments that all of you clearly Republiscum commenters want to dish out. I am in awe of the ignorance I've read here. Live and let live. You don't have to agree with her point of view but you should respect her right to express it.

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    1. She said she hates white people.

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  45. I am white, and raised in an upper-middle class family. There had only been one African-American student who attended my school, from elementary and up thru high school. I have a sibling who became disabled while young and has been treated unfairly. I didn't understand why another race would feel the way they do until I began to help by donating my time at a shelter. I know there's hate and prejudice because I see how my wonderful sibling is treated and now after being around others who have had been treated differently but were still able to put a smile on their face, I understand now. God loves All races , weak and strong! More people need to learn to forgive and be kind to others. We are all human and you do not know what another person is going through or have been through. Love is much better than hate!

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  46. so glad you aren't going to multiply your inanity…you are a real nincompooop and best if not genetically transmitted… a real example in support of Darwin's theory

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  47. Another nutcase millennial.. No one cares lady, you don't matter, your choices don't matter, you are just another speck of dust and NOT a unique snowflake. At least she wont spread her insanity to another generation. Too bad we cant get all liberals to not breed.

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  48. Liberalism is not a mental disorder. Get over yourself and stop repeating. What are you 2?

    Comprehended your ignorant blathering the first time around. You are about as bright as a burned out light bulb.

    A lot of people were fortunate enough to have two parents. Your point is what? Don't answer, its rhetorical. Already got it, no point. Just blathering and repeating nonsense.

    As for this article? The whole thing is just ridiculous. There is no point in hating anyone for the colour of their skin, including yourself. Not having kids because of your skin colour? Honestly, so ignorant.

    Pick an actual worthy cause. Such as, there are already too many people on the planet. There are many more.

    Having pride in who you are, where you come from, honoring ancestors. That's one thing.

    However, going around on the internet screaming I have pride and I'm privlidged. Well, that just show's how low class you are. No actual intelligent, self respecting person does that. Why? We don't need to, we're not insecure like that.

    It serves what? Nothing. It's just pridefully boasting and frankly, its just childish.

    And there's nothing wrong with growing up in an LGBT home, or having LGBT parents.

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  49. She hates other white people more. Without knowing. Wow.

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  50. What kind of moron thinks whites still have privileges? You don't see the white equivalent of the NAACP, white history month or the opposite of BET television. The only people that can be racist nowadays are white people. And up here in Canada the natives get free university, tax breaks on shit loads of items if purchased on "reserve land" and free hunting and fishing if you're into that sort of thing. You also don't see white pride parades and that sort of thing either.

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  51. If she hates her skin so much, I think she should just peel it off.

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  52. This is some industrial strength crazy. You've got a catheter in your brain pissing your common sense away.

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  53. What a sad point of view. To deny potential life from innocent offspring because you can't accept or love yourself for who you are. Worse than any slang term or segregration I've seen.

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  54. That's not the real reason. She's had too many abortions and can't have kids now. So she's getting some mileage out of it by preening about White Priv for her liberal tribe.

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  55. Yes I'm white and privileged,
    Privileged to wake up early to work,
    Privileged to pay bills.
    Privileged to pay taxes.
    Yes being white is obviously easier.
    I mean you constantly have to work for your shit, but hey I'm white and privileged.

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  56. this is mental illness … she should be locked up for her safety and for the safety of others

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  57. I think you should spread your "whiteness". How about all over your bedroom … via a shotgun. you're an idiot.

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