IN THE MIDST OF THE SOUNDBITE ANALYSIS WE HAVE HAD TO ENDURE THE PAST THREE DAYS CONCERNING THE SHERROD CASE, WE HAVE MISSED THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS. FIRST, A POOR FARMER, LOSING HIS FARM WALKED INTO HER OFFICE AND EXERCISED HIS INHERENT WHITE PRIVILEDGE BY DENIGRATING A BLACK LAWYER. WHEN HE WAS REFERRED TO A WHITE LAWYER WHO PROMPTLY DISMISSED HIM, HE HAD TO SUCK UP HIS WHITE PRIVILEDGE AND WITH HAT IN HAND WENT BACK TO MS. SHERROD. SO IN EFFECT THERE WERE TWO LESSONS ILLUSTRATED IN THIS SHAMEFUL CASE. IT IS TOO BAD THAT MOST PEOPLE MISSED IT.

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Bruce Leeroy 9 years 26 weeks ago
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Actually, white privilege is somewhat of a myth. The more accurate description would be " rich privilege".

This is the story that Mrs. Sharrod was trying to convey to the NAACP audience when she addressed them back in March.

And as the families of white farmers likewise discovered to their dismay, that being white in and of itself presents no real inherent privileges, but if you're rich, whether you're black or white, you have inherent rights or privileges-that a poor person will never be granted access to.

Charles Barkley spoke to this disparity when he once said that if he weren't a rich and famous basketball celebrity that most white Americans would just dismiss him as another "black guy". But because of his monetary status, they instead embrace him.

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