White Privilege is Real

White Privilege is Real

I have privileges as a white person because I can do all these things without thinking twice about it . . .

  • I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
  • I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
  • I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
  • I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
  • I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
  • I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
  • I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
  • I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
  • I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
  • I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
  • I can go to church (#Charleston9).
  • I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
  • I can hold a hairbrush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
  • I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
  • I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland).
  • I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile).
  • I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones).
  • I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford) .
  • I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher).
  • I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott).
  • I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover).
  • I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese).
  • I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans).
  • I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood).
  • I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo).
  • I can run (#WalterScott).
  • I can breathe (#EricGarner).
  • I can live (#FreddieGray).
  • I can ask someone to put a leash on their dog when it is required in the public park we are in (#ChristianCooper).
  • I Can Be Arrested Without the Fear Of Being Murdered (#GeorgeFloyd).

*Adapted: “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”, by Peggy McIntosh, 1989.

VOTE for SOCIAL JUSTICE NOVEMBER 3, 2020

WHITE PRIVILEGE IS REAL. Take a minute today to consider a Black person’s experience. #BlackLivesMatter

Paid for by the Laguna Woods Democratic Club FPPC#1307188 / FEC#C00447185

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