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Okay, iwriteaboutfeminism, please help me reply to this comment. The long comment is me and then Luke responded. I’m having trouble organizing my thoughts. And there is more before this. The overall discussion is about feminism and the argument that it should be called “equalism” if it was really about equality.
What he’s not understanding is that in order for things to be equal, everyone *other than* straight/cis white men need to be given the advantage. Poverty effects all races, but white men make more money than anyone and are least likely to be poor. Luke’s privilege is so normalized under white supremacist patriarchy that he doesn’t even notice he has it. When it comes to things like scholarships, it’s not necessarily that they’re given to students of color over white students of the same ability and need. It’s more-so that the white students who would otherwise have gotten the scholarships without earning them are being passed over for the students of color who *do* qualify for the scholarship. But even in cases where students are evenly matched, it’s still probably a better idea to give the advantage to the student of color because the white student is more likely to be able to overcome such setbacks.