By Guest Contributor Lisa Wade, originally published at Contexts.org
Heather J. sent along a nice illustration of white privilege, courtesy of PostSecret. PostSecret features anonymous confessions on postcards and, in this confession, a person confesses that being white and female facilitates her shoplifting:
The card is a great example of the flip side of racial profiling: those who do not carry the stigmatized features aren’t simply treated fairly, they’re given a benefit of the doubt that allows them to get away with the very thing that others are suspected of doing.
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