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# A reporter walks up and asks her about being white. You've gotta hear her answer.

### Now *that* takes some good reporting skill: getting people to open up on a topic so many people don't want to talk about.

12.17.14

## There are many misconceptions about what "white privilege" means.

## Some people who have white privilege think it's a bad thing — or don't know they have it.

## But white privilege isn't a bad thing.

It doesn't mean that your life is *perfect* if you are white. It doesn't mean that you are a bad person if you have it. It just is.

## Dena Takruri from AJ+ decided to ask some strangers, "What is white privilege?"

## One of the people who responded to her question was a white woman.

That's not all of it. You gotta hear her answer in full.

## She also asked a white man.

## And several people of color got their chance to weigh in, too.

## Takruri asked seven different people and she got seven different answers.

They all add up to one truth, though.

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