"Whiteness is not a culture. There is Irish culture and Italian culture and American culture - the latter, as Albert Murray pointed out, a mixture of the Yankee, the Indian, and the Negro (with a pinch of ethnic salt); there is youth culture and drug culture and queer culture; but there is no such thing as white culture. Whiteness has nothing to do with culture and everything to do with social position. It is nothing but a reflection of privilege, and exists for no reason other than to defend it. Without the privileges attached to it, the white race would not exist, and the white skin would have no more social significance than big feet."
Had an argument with my boss today about white privilege. She really didn’t understand the concept and was set on believing that being a woman countered being white and hence had no real privilege. I was too tired to continue the conversation, plus I figure I have a whole lot of time to educate her on being socially conscious.