Do African Americans abroad experience white privilege?

Ms. Malcolm Hughes

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In a recent article for The Washington Post Saul Williams discusses the freedom and privilege of being African American abroad. At one point he states, “hey, if you want to experience white privilege, hop on a plane and go anywhere with your American passport and you will experience American privilege and you’ll be able to understand exactly what it’s like to have certain doors opened for you and back rooms opened for you and privileges given to you just as a result of what happens when you open your mouth and people realize where you’re from.” Of course I have a ton to say about this, but I want to highlight the thoughts of my well traveled friends first, when asked if they agree:

Binkey:
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Absolutely!!!
Here in Chiangmai is the first time I’ve felt NO oppression! Like none. That’s a new feeling for me. In America I’m black first…

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