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white privilege

Definition of White Privilege

(noun) The unearned benefits white people receive in Western countries simply by being part of the dominant group.

White Privilege Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: white priv·i·lege

Audio Pronunciation

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /waɪt ˈprɪvɪləʤ/
  • British English – /waɪt ˈprɪvɪlɪʤ/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: white privileges
  • Also called white skin privilege.

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Cite the Definition of White Privilege

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “white privilege.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 10, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/white-privilege/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

white privilege. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/white-privilege/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “white privilege.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 10, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/white-privilege/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“white privilege.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/white-privilege/>.