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It’s (expletive) wicked,” said Steven French, an 18-year-old who was said he was visiting from Haverhill, Mass.
“It’s just like a rush. You’re revolting from the cops,” he said, sometime after 9 p.m. “It’s a blast to do things that you’re not supposed to do.

One person’s quote from the New Hampshire Keene State riots sums up white privilege in America. Whites don’t have to worry about police/other people coming down hard on them for simply existing, for walking down a sidewalk (Michael Brown), for carrying a gun in a Wal-Mart (John Crawford), for walking home after going to a convenience store (Trayvon Martin), for trying to get help after a car crash (Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell). 

So, yeah, Steven, go on and enjoy your white privilege. Never mind that African-Americans are literally dying while you and other whites get to literally stand on top of upturned cars without threats of being killed for simply existing. 

Meanwhile, thank you for giving us a quote to illustrate white privilege in America. You’re an asshole, Steven. [Sentinel Source]

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)