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(n.) A person who is technically a minority, but has access to, utilizes and sometimes benefits from white privilege. This is usually accomplished by said person distancing themselves from the socio political problems their ethnic group commonly faces. Usually by considering considering themselves better than their minority counterparts sharing their same ethnic heritage. This can also be a person who thinks they are are better minorities possessing a darker complexion.
Lisa, who is Latina, believes that immigrants are a drain the economy because they take jobs away from real, honest Americans. Lisa is also, not percieved to be Latina by mainstream America because of her blond hair, light skin and blue eyes. Lisa reaps the benefits of white privilege. Lisa makes not effort to correct her co-workers who refer to her as white. Lisa, is white adjacent.
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by MAURI99 December 08, 2017
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