Tuesday, December 20, 2005

White Privilege

Read all about it:

being white, being muslim, being a white muslim.... and privilege.

Sunni Sister writes about it all:

Click here to read White Privilege, White Muslim

4 comment(s):

  • Despite making some interesting points, this disgressive piece is ultimately flawed by invoking race instead of ethnicity as its central concept. Race was, ironically, a concept invented by colonial science. Few if any social scientists in the UK would talk about 'race' in such an unreflective manner. Harvard educated WASPs and working class Polish immigrants are simply not in the same set, whichever way you look at it.



    By Blogger Julaybib, at 12/21/2005 02:46:00 PM  

  • Yakoub, I don't think you understood the article. What can I say - too many White folks just don't get it!

    No I won't get into an argument with you Yakoub, we already have barak here, and now you are another one.

    There is class and there is race. And there is White Privilege. You bring up something that was not really part of the article.

    Ultimately, Whites are privileged - no matter what your class background is. Polish or Harvard.

    I really wish White folks would take a break from talking all the time, and take some time and listen. But I won't be holding my breath.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/21/2005 03:00:00 PM  

  • Oh, and there are also wannabe Whites who will go along to get along, and get a piece of the pie.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/21/2005 03:02:00 PM  

  • I wonder how much this article and surrounding debates reflects the US situation, which I gather is a much more segregated society than the UK.



    By Blogger Julaybib, at 12/22/2005 10:29:00 AM  

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