I hate white people.

Looking at this statement (a statement that I say every now and then), I realize that it’s wrong.

Hate” is a strong word. The truth is that I don’t think I hate anyone, not even people that have hurt me seriously and repetitively. Hate seems like a lot of energy dedicated to the wrong people. Maybe it’s more accurate to say: “I dislike white people.”

While we’re at it, let’s break down the concept of “white people.” With this phrase, I mean to evoke a certain type of attitude more than a skin color. Maybe I have a different concept of race than some because, where I come from, people are mainly segregated along the lines of religion and ethnicity/culture rather than color. The attitude I’m talking about is related to what is known as “white privilege.” I’ll admit, most people with white skin act…

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