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Bell Hooks talked about people like pharrell in the night vision Q&A I remember she spoke about the rise of the liberal individualism climbing so high up the status quo that they separate themselves and believe they transcend their blackness and their individual success is a testament to race not being a factor anymore

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White privilege is being able to wear the Black Panthers logo. Apparently, Forever 21 thinks it’s cute to make a top with the Black Panthers logo and market it to white women as trendy and vintage. I guarantee a black person could not be caught dead wearing the Black Panther logo. They’d lock us up if we were lucky, and if we weren’t as lucky, they’d put a bullet in our head and the whole world would get one look at the top and decide we definitely had it coming.

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