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Margarita Hernandez SOC-002-L05 White Privilege As a light skinned Mexican-American woman with light brown hair, I have seen both sides of white privilege. I have seen the white side and the not so white side. My understanding of white privilege is that, people that are white get the better end of the deal in society. There is a perception that if you are white, you have a good job, you have more money, you are high society. I have seen where white people get the advantage because of the color of their skin. My husband was up for a job, and was clearly the best candidate, he had experience, tenure, and had a degree in that field, but was Mexican. The person they chose for the job, also had a degree, no experience, no tenure, but was white. I am always mistaken for being white, because of the color of my skin and hair. It does not help
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  • Spring '12
  • VeraKennedy
  • Sociology, White people, Colored, Margarita Hernández

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