When you at the level of being homeless, white privilege becomes a lot less evident. Homeless people especially if they are not "well-groomed" and obviously suffer from mental problems and/or drug-alcohol addiction, are pretty much all looked at as "n****s" by society, regardless of complexion.
Even Nat Turner when he rose up and slaughtered all the crackers in the vicinity, he spared one poor white family cos in his words "they didn't think any more of themselves than they do of us".
White privilege most definitely does exist though. Most, most definitely.
This is a little diversion from the topic, but check this out: here in Brazil where I am, racism is very different than in the U.S., sometimes more obvious and sometimes less obvious, and a lot more complicated with all these different racial classifications based on shade of skin etc. (more than in the U.S. or even the caribbean). Anyway the gov't recently instituted affirmative action here (as elsewhere Black people tend to be at the bottom rung of society and have the least schooling, etc., in fact here in Brasilia it is pretty much assumed that if you are Black (dark-skinned Black especially) you must work in the service sector... maid, servant, etc.) So anyway this affirmative action program started up for folks to go to university, and all of a sudden all these people who are white to look at and who would have never claimed Black before, are now saying they're Black to get the benefits of affirmative action. But if the gov't was to forbid this they'd be cutting out some people who really are Black (have at least one Black parent) and come from the slums and need this program. Then at the same time some Blacks who could benefit from the program see it as an insult, especially because they've been stereotyped as stupid servants their whole lives, they don't like the perceived implication that they can't make it on their own merits. It all ends up as a messy situation. Yet in my opinion affirmative action is definitely needed.
Here's a crazy story bout Brazil, my mum is a darkskinned Black woman OK, she is a Guyanese diplomat living in Brazil. She was in the hospital for surgery and they have to fill out this form that includes your race, and since they saw she was a diplomat and whatnot the hospital staff thought they would "honor" her by listing her race as "white"!!!! Cos no "Black" person could possibly hold such an important position, right, no matter the color of their skin!!! Laugh or cry, your choice.
Well whatever the point of that was... on another note... rasi, I ain't know if you got my email yet, but anyway I'ma send you another one in a few days, just a question I wanna ask you relating to the situation in C-Bus.
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