Justine Sacco’s tweet not wrong, because we would never let white people die at those rates

Very well done story – hopefully educational for those who haven’t yet identified “white priviledge”.
Last night I was told that there are “Court Observer” days scheduled at the courts of metro Detroit’s most unjustice white-led courtrooms. If you are an interested minority wishing to spend time watching the “just us” system, send an email to info@fuzzytek.com and I’ll put you in touch with the organizers.

JFCB

Director of Corporate Communications at IAC — the parent company of Match.com, About.com, OkCupid, College Humor, BlackPeopleMeet.com, and The Daily Beast — Justine Sacco tweeted the following racist “joke” Friday morning:

Sacco has since been fired from her PR post at IAD, no doubt because Twitter and Facebook (and the blogosphere) are aflame with reactions to Sacco’s racially-charged comment about the likelihood of Black bodies contracting AIDS. The tweet went viral while Sacco was in-flight; in fact, it incited so much outrage that her critics were actually tracking the flight — anticipating when Sacco would again step foot on solid ground, where she could be held accountable for her comment — making the most popular trending hashtag Friday on Twitter “#HasJustineLandedYet”.

Sacco’s Twitter comment is dripped in first-world white privilege, and this privilege is telling: sure white people are just as genetically “capable” of contracting the HIV virus that causes…

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