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Phillips: Jameis Winston has reached a new level of unprecedented privilege

“But assessing our privilege (or lack thereof) on these facts considers only our relationship with whiteness and with America. Intra-racially, however, our relationship to and with black women is not unlike whiteness’s relationship to us. In fact, it’s eerily similar,” Young explained. “We’re the ones for whom the first black president created an entire initiative to assist and uplift. We’re the ones whose beatings and deaths at the hands of the police galvanize the community in a way that the beatings and sexual assaults and deaths that those same police inflict upon black women do not. We’re the ones whose mistreatment inspired a boycott of the NFL despite the NFL’s long history of mishandling and outright ignoring far worse crimes against black women. We are the ones who get the biggest seat at the table and the biggest piece of chicken at the table despite making the smallest contribution to the meal.”

Carron J. Phillips

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