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I can turn on the TV or open a magazine and see my race widely represented.
I do not have to educate my own children about systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.
I can learn about history and science and see my race and gender consistently represented.
I am not made acutely aware that my shape or body odor will be taken as a reflection of my race.
I am never asked to speak for all of the people of my racial group.
I can vocalize my opinions about racism without seeming self interested or self involved.
I can assume that my failures wont be attributed to my race or gender.
I can fight racism one day and forget about it the next.
I can curse without having people attribute this choice to the bad morals or illiteracy of my race.
I can assume that if I work hard and follow the rules I will get what I deserve.
I can be sure that if I need medical or legal help my race will not work against me.
I can walk into most classrooms and public setting and know I wont be the only one of my race.
The irony of American history is the tendency of good white Americans to presume racial innocence. Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America.