05/22/2014 06:34 pm ET Updated May 22, 2014

7 Actual Facts That Prove White Privilege Exists in America

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White privilege is a concept that far too many people misunderstand. These are the same people who argue that white privilege is made-up, that people of color and others who work to point out entrenched social injustice are just complainers.

People of color aren't unfairly discriminated against, the argument goes, they are just unwilling to work hard to get ahead. Or maybe it's their "inner city" mentality, to quote Congressman Paul Ryan.

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