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Post Tagged with: "white privilege"

  • Ask the White Guy: Is the Oxford Dictionary Definition of Racism Too White for You?

    Ask the White Guy: Is the Oxford Dictionary Definition of Racism Too White for You?

    The short answer: yes. But an understanding of white privilege is required for further insight.
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    Ask the White Guy: ‘I’m a Young White Male; What Do I Have to Apologies (sic) For?’

    A 21-year-old chemical-engineering student asks a question. DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti has an answer.
  • Ask the White Guy: Black Troublemaker or Honest Broker?

    Ask the White Guy: Black Troublemaker or Honest Broker?

    A reader asks: "Does it make me a troublemaker if I point out that promotions are going to lesser-qualified white people?"
  • Ask the White Guy on Racism, Bigotry & White Privilege

    Ask the White Guy on Racism, Bigotry & White Privilege

    The White Guy says that while some white people dislike the concept of white privilege, it is possible to use white privilege to open doors for others for the greater good.
  • What Is White Privilege?

    What Is White Privilege?

    Question: So in order for someone to be racist, they must be a minority in the entire country? What about places where blacks predominate like Detroit and D.C. where they hold the political power?
  • Does Reverse Discrimination Exist?

    Does Reverse Discrimination Exist?

    Question: A situation I have always wondered about is the preponderance of companies that have instituted work-force diversity programs and the conflict of "true work-force diversity" with white privilege. As the "White Guy," tell me your thoughts about this conflict and how the White Guy feels about this.
  • Why Do White Americans Ignore Their ‘White Privilege’?

    Why Do White Americans Ignore Their ‘White Privilege’?

    Question: Why do you think white Americans ignore their "white privilege" that is a direct result of the history of slavery in this country? For example, I often hear whites comment, "I didn't own any slaves ... so why do I owe an apology/money/etc?" I just want to scream, "Yeah, but you ALL directly benefit from it."
  • ‘Arm Candy’ Employees and White Privilege

    ‘Arm Candy’ Employees and White Privilege

    Question: Since you are aware of your white privilege, how has your walk in life changed? When you are in situations where it is clear that your whiteness has availed you a benefit, do you do anything differently?
  • Does Success in Media Hinge on Being White?

    Does Success in Media Hinge on Being White?

    Question: It appears that you are familiar with the ways that racism, white privilege and institutionalized oppression play out in the wide world. Do you think that if you were a person of color you would be getting the type of airspace, publicity that you are getting now? How will you utilize your power and position for good, to eliminate bias and allow the voices of the oppressed and people of color be validated and heard by the larger white masses?