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White Privilege in America Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

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April 25, 2018 by The ReadyWriter


What is white privilege? It’s a term used for associating societal privileges that benefit white people in this country and beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. The concept is to analyze how racism and racialized societies affect the lives of white or white-skinned people verses people of color.

Whites in society enjoy advantages that non-whites do not experience, as “an invisible package of unearned assets”. White privilege denotes both obvious and less obvious passive advantages that white people may not recognize they have, which distinguishes them from overt bias or prejudice.

Join our host Ms. Tracy Bell on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via Blog Talk Radio at 6:30 p.m. EST for her commentary on “White Privilege in America“.

Follow ‘the links‘ in this post to access the show.

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115 thoughts on “White Privilege in America Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

  1. Bobby says:

    Now this topic right here is 🔥 and wassup

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  2. bballen says:

    Yep white privilege all day every day is the norm

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  3. angelhair2011 says:

    What kind of privilege is white privilege? Don’t know if I agree with this

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    • omarnance2010 says:

      Oh you don’t have to agree with it because it’s a reality. Listen in and learn

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    • ashanti2012 says:

      What kind of privilege is white privilege?
      ****
      The fact that in Amerikka white men and boys can kill and be arrested without being murdered that’s one example for you

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    • danny20053 says:

      Really? Lol😂your ignorance speaks volumes just because you ask. Did you not read the post @Angelhair?

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    • omarnance2010 says:

      Oh you want attention as usual.
      White privilege is when you can sit up in Starbucks all day and not order a damn thing and still not have the cops called on yo ass

      So be sure and tune in so you’ll learn something

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    • alscream says:

      White privilege is when a killer can be taken to McDonald’s by the officers who arrested him for slaughtering 9 black people in a church. So…GTFOHWYBS!!!

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    • tamala2010 says:

      What kind of privilege is white privilege?
      *****
      George Zimmerman vs Trayvon Martin

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    • Lilly says:

      What kind of privilege is white privilege?
      ———
      Seriously @Angelhair, you don’t know? In 2018 you don’t know what white privilege is and it’s been shown now in this TRUMP Amerikka than ever b4. I’m a freakin white woman and i know what white privilege is

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    • Civil says:

      Don’t know if I agree with this –>YOU DON’T HAVE TO AGREE BOO. IT IS WHAT THE FUCK IT IS. TUNE IN AND HEAR THE TRUTH WHY DON’Y YA??

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    • Angelhair says:

      If you believe it exists and is causing societal problems who is responsible for addressing the problem? What should be done about it?

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      • Katman says:

        Well @Angelhair, the first step would be acknowledging that it exists. who’s addressing it? TRACY IS going too…..so be sure and tune in. Like everyone else here we don’t know what she’s going to say ..she only gave a tidbit up top. As she does every Wednesday b4 her show.

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      • Angelhair says:

        Just seems to me that Tracy is race baiting now on her subject. O_o

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      • Lexy says:

        Just seems to me that Tracy is race baiting now on her subject. O_o
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        Race baiting? Are you serious? what world are you living in? racism is even denying the fact that it exist. Do you not watch the news are you not in touch with reality? Are you riding the slow bus to seriously THINK this is a race baited topic? These disparities in police use of force reflect more widespread racial inequities across the entire American criminal justice system. Black people are much more likely to be arrested for drugs, even though they’re not more likely to use or sell them. And black inmates make up a disproportionate amount of the prison population. FOH!!

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      • QueenC says:

        Angelhair,
        I’m gonna need you to take a step back and think. Because of white privilege, white people in general don’t have to prepare their children for being racially attacked or being discriminated because of their skin color. White men don’t understand the fear that black men face when being pulled over by a police officer for a broken tail light then getting gunned down. Events like this shows that white privilege is real !!!

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      • Yvonne says:

        race baiting??
        **********
        GIRL BYE!!

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      • Acquitta says:

        with all of these facts being shared and she says this is race baiting. I’m with Yvonne. Gurl BYE!!!

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      • 2Thick4u says:

        @Angelhair,
        You’re an idiot!!! White privilege is not only a thing about skin color, but also about how we favor others because of who and what we see. I can bet this is the case with you. Because we see mostly white people because of history. They want to look Superior, they want us to believe everything they’ve created is the best. Wake up honey, you’ve been hoodwinked and bamboozled.

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      • henrietta says:

        wow O_o

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    • Cameo1 says:

      Oh buckle up @Angelhair you may not know what white privilege is baby but you bout to find out. 😆

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    • Nicole says:

      I’ll say it again….Racism is not dead. Until it is there will always be obstacles for some that don’t exist for others. That is white privilege.

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    • Starr says:

      The definition of racism is “the belief that one race is superior to another.” Can you please explain where in this post is it arguing that?

      Since you seemed to miss the point – people of minorities are not arguing they are better than others. White privilege is the upper hand in social, political and economic institutions that white people of U.S. get merely due to their skin color. Therefore, we need to acknowledge this privilege and adjust the playing field so that all people can reach their fullest potential.

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    • Felicia says:

      You don’t have to agree but as i just stated down yonder, history tells us that white privilege exist. white people, in the past were unfair. So recognize that if you are white, you do benefit from white privilege whether you like it or not. If you don’t want it to exist just as much as me, start pulling more minorities up, help your peers prosper. That’s how it’s address and eradicated.

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    • Mrs says:

      Angelhair,
      Why don’t you check yourself at the door? Clearly you haven’t opened your eyes to the real state of the U.S. There is systematic racism and it’s in our education, housing, political and judicial system. Just because some people have been able to move up in life doesn’t mean that the whole group doesn’t suffer.

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    • neesy20110 says:

      Wow
      Can’t even believe that question was asked but let me brace myself.😐

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  4. ashanti2012 says:

    Yep they don’t have to worry about being denied loans and other major incentives to get ahead or improve life.

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  5. danny20053 says:

    Tough subject and reality and it’s TRUE. And unless your willing to understand what it’s like to be minority and denied certain privileges you’ll never understand it.

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  6. danny20053 says:

    Good afternoon all

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  7. ionnawynn says:

    White privilege is nothing politically and socially was designed for us. It was denied us but not designed.

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  8. JaDonnia B. says:

    White Privilege, entitlement, a general all admission ‘pass’- all the same. It is the automatic and often unconscious feeling or attitude that says,” How dare you, Do you know who I am, and all others are secondary to me!” I don’t have to acknowledge you or your presence if ever I am in your presence. I tolerate you, but at all times you must respect,adore and stay out of my way. White privilege.

    Black pride can counter all of that except A HEALTHY DOSE of earned respect.

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  9. tamala2010 says:

    Ooh good one Tra. 👏👏👏👏👏
    White privilege is when you can kill a young black boy and get away with it all because you felt threatened and then stood on a law created and designed for you anyways

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  10. Lilly says:

    White privilege is when your friends of minority descent is not afforded the same opportunities are you. White privilege is never having to wonder if you’ll be pulled over and killed by police. anyone see the video that surfaced of the white woman talking to police outside of her car after being stopped? Seriously?

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  11. Adam says:

    If anybody here or anywhere else in these United Snakes are not able to see white privilege, they aren’t trying very hard. the denial is real because the truth of it is hard to fathom when you’re in another skin.

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  12. Civil says:

    affirmative action is in the top 10,000 problems in our country. speak on it Trace

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  13. Katman says:

    This is not a race jab this is addressing the obvious right here. Thank you Tracy

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  14. Cameo1 says:

    white privilege is when employers could do a better job of interviewing people with names like Juan, Tyrone, or Rosa instead of placing their resumes in the “round file.” Yea talk about it Trace.

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    • CeoDawg says:

      Exactly. and what’s sad is people really don’t know or understand to what level it is privileged.

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  15. Nicole says:

    Racism is not dead. Until it is there will always be obstacles for some that don’t exist for others. That is white privilege.

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  16. Lisa says:

    Tuning in because unfortunately this is one topic you can’t be taught in a college, nor is it a degree you can study and acquire. Peace & Blessings all

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  17. Yvonne says:

    WoW reading the comments and WoW O_o how disappointing in the fact that people are so willingly IGNORANT.

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  18. Q says:

    White privilege is ALIVE AND WELL today. The fact that 2 black men can be arrested in a Starbucks for doing the same things whites were is white privilege. The fact that a black guy got kicked out of a LA Fitness gym because he looked suspicious when he was a member is white privilege. The fact that white boys and white men can kill and be apprehended without losing their lives is white privilege. The fact that white cops can kill black men and women with no consequence is white privilege. Ooh the list can go on but I think I made my point. 😡

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  19. adrianepage says:

    Looking forward to the topic
    White privilege in America 👏👏👏

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  20. Acquitta says:

    white people NEVER had to work,push, and fight as hard to succeed as the minority population. Tuning in.

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  21. Starr says:

    The definition of racism is “the belief that one race is superior to another.” Can you please explain where in this post is it arguing that?

    Since you seemed to miss the point – people of minorities are not arguing they are better than others. White privilege is the upper hand in social, political and economic institutions that white people of U.S. get merely due to their skin color. Therefore, we need to acknowledge this privilege and adjust the playing field so that all people can reach their fullest potential.

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  22. Uncle Ed says:

    How are we supposed to overcome our differences if we are still traumatized by them, and if we insist on blaming a whole class of people because of their skin color. That’s as racist a stance as i’m ever going to come across.

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    • CeoDawg says:

      I appreciate you trying to essentialize philosophical theory to social injustice, but I think the de-construction of race is a little more complex than law or philosophy. For minorities, the historical impact of white oppression, haunts us on literally every level and institution in life. Intentional or unintentional, by virtue of lineage and privilege, anybody that can or does identify as white has an inherent role in perpetuating the discrimination of minorities. Acknowledging this role and re-negotiating how to adjust and re-purpose privilege is the only way to combat this problem.

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      • daisydukes2010 says:

        Acknowledging this role and re-negotiating how to adjust and re-purpose privilege is the only way to combat this problem.
        **********
        Truth 🤟

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  23. Gia says:

    To everyone who replied maliciously to this post or is going to:

    Yes. It is okay to be white. Love your white skin, and I do not mean this sarcastically, love it. Love yourselves and be happy with your success, be happy with your hard work, take grievances in your sorrow, have annoyances, have problems do what humans do.
    But, you cannot deny that people of color (Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous peoples, and others) are represented in history as white people, Europeans, consistently conquering, robbing, and murdering them. History has consequences. Today we live in a world where in the last 100 years, there have been laws in this country banning people based on ethnicity from immigrating here, there have been laws in place that have prevented people from voting, and from learning because of their skin color, there have been laws in place in this country that imprisoned people based on their ethnicity. This country is an incredible country where hope has never died for a better future, but we are not there yet for all of our citizens.

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    • daisydukes2010 says:

      Yes. It is okay to be white. Love your white skin, and I do not mean this sarcastically, love it. Love yourselves and be happy with your success, be happy with your hard work, take grievances in your sorrow, have annoyances, have problems do what humans do.
      But, you cannot deny that people of color (Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous peoples, and others) are represented in history as white people, Europeans, consistently conquering, robbing, and murdering them. History has consequences.
      *********
      Preach!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

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  24. daisydukes2010 says:

    Conversation is heated I see👀 when I know it is to bring into reality a conversation that’s never been had before. And while I’ve read so many facts, I know tonight’s topic is not meant to be race baiting or malicious in any manner. As Tracy stated in last week’s conversation in order to heal from what has oppressed us we must first confront it.

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  25. Browngurl says:

    This country was created by white people so it has always been good for white people. But built off the backs of slaves who were black people. That already puts whites at an advantage. And there is no debating the FACTS!!! YEA THOSE FACTS!!!

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  26. AppleBottom says:

    White people have this thing called privilege, that just so happens to really only apply to white people so therefore it’s called white privilege. Yea they owned this land unfairly which is why their privledged.

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  27. 2Thick4u says:

    White privilege will be gone when there is no more educational disadvantages for people of color that originated from their erasure from history. White privilege will be gone when there is equal representation of all peoples within all government positions and corporations. White privilege will no longer exist when the damage of history no longer affects how we think and how we perceive others, for it is embedded in our TV, our magazines, our government.

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  28. Felicia says:

    History tells us that white privilege exist. white people, in the past were unfair. So recognize that if you are white, you do benefit from white privilege whether you like it or not. If you don’t want it to exist just as much as me, start pulling more minorities up, help your peers prosper. That’s how it’s address and eradicated.

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  29. Tamala says:

    The reason we see it is because they can’t. they won’t because its afforded them.

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  30. henrietta says:

    The whole system is built against us and if white people can realize that they have an upper hand in every aspect of life then they can help change the system so that every minority has a fair chance. We must acknowledge the unfairness and disparities in order to fix them.

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  31. BillyBoy says:

    what about the black women who were approached while playing gold o_o how can that be justified?

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  32. nicolenavy says:

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  33. Omar says:

    See I knew this topic started somewhere. she said after the Starbucks witness acknowledged that it exist. Smh. sad 😥 but good show.

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  34. Natasha says:

    Love how Tracy used the word systematic. because it’s been embedded in a system designed to keep us back.

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  35. SlickRick says:

    Tracy i can respect you being flooded with emails on this topic/subject tonight but let’s face it, everything ain’t for everybody. Besides this is a black blog.

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    • arice95 says:

      This is NOT a black blog. Sorry and I’m learning a lot and appreciate her commentary and yes she told the truth. Lawd knows it cant be denied.

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  36. daisydukes2010 says:

    Tracy was right.
    It might be a hard pill to swallow but she was on point tonight.

    The blacks always die in custody. Y’all be mad but you may as well get glad because she was right👏👏👏👏👏👏

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  37. bballen says:

    Good morning
    Come thru Trace.
    You dropped jewels last night✊
    Ain’t nobody mad but the devil

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  38. ashanti2012 says:

    “White privilege is being able to shop freely without being followed throughout a store!!” KA POW!!!!

    remember the young black guy who sued Barney’s in NYC? Yeah.

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  39. soldierboy2011 says:

    Good show Tracy.
    But Obama didn’t do a damn thing for black folk. he could’ve passed and changed laws but he didn’t.

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    • princessc697 says:

      Barack couldn’t move mountains i mean we have to do for ourselves at some point. But I agree he could’ve passed certain laws. and he didn’t. I hate that he will go down in history as the president who did for the gays.

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  40. valerieperry35 says:

    My mom was denied a loan Tracy, you told nothing but the truth.
    Good show.

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  41. princessc697 says:

    White privilege is real and alive today because we as a people had no power over the laws that were created to work against us throughout history that are still alive and practiced today. I swear this is why cops can kill us and get away with it. It’s a new form of lynching. Smh.

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  42. xmen2010 says:

    “They may never understand racism because they have the luxury to overlook it – they can act as if it doesn’t even exist”……..TLB “Conversations Of A Sistah” The most powerful words in her message last night.

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  43. pookienem says:

    White privilege is the root of racism. Let’s face it. It hurts but it’s true.

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