white privilege

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

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: white privileges

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How to 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 16, 2018 (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 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/white-privilege/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“white privilege.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/white-privilege/>.