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White guy killer syndrome: Elliot Rodger’s deadly, privileged rageCan I go ahead and scream yet? It's time for America to admit what it's long resisted: White male privilege killsBy Brittney Cooper, Salon, May 27, 2014
I've dealt with this myth in an article called Jezebel: “Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People?” No, We`ve Noticed You Promoting It
and the related "all serial killers are white" myth in Grim Sleepers? MSM And Hollywood Shut Eyes To Black Serial Killers.
In fact, white privilege kills almost nobody, whereas the varieties of black privilege enshrined in Civil Rights law and the Criminal Justice system kill a lot of people.
"Black privilege" includes
- "Racial profiling "—if you can prove that the cop stopped you because of your race, the evidence of your actual guilt can be made to vanish.
- Anti-death penalty activism based on race: if you are black, and sentenced to death, the NAACP will try to save your life no matter how guilty you are. In Furman v. Georgia (1972) the Supreme Court shut down the death penalty in the entire country for four years, because they were concerned about the racial implications.
See Civil Rights Law Doesn`t Care If You Die
and Troy Davis, Lawrence Brewer, Wyatt Matthews And The Disparate Death Penalty.
This is who Salon
author Brittney Cooper is, and why she thinks that way
Brittney Cooper is a contributing writer at Salon, and teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers. Follow her on Twitter at @professorcrunk.More Brittney Cooper.
But white people who work for Salon think that way