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Response to Egnever (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 10:55 PM

14. People get jobs because they're white all the time

 

White people consistently DENY that they are owed jobs because they are white. They also consistently deny all the other effects of whiteness by which they "won" the "competition." There is no white myth more potent than that of the "best candidate for the job." Surwe, yes, of course, but the whole society is structured to make the people who already have money and power both appear to be and actually be in many cases "the best candidate." If you erase all that, then it appears that the best candidate "won" for being the best. No. The best candidate "won" because of the class and race and gender into which that candidate was born, in the vast, vast , vast majority of cases.

People get jobs because they're white all the fucking time. It's actually the ferocity with which they deny that fact that constitutes a major element of white supremacy.

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