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Privilege Manifests: Innocence Notice

privilege manifests: And whether your skin colour translates into danger or innocence, according to Toronto Star. Notice, the opposite of racial innocence is not guilt, but danger. All things being equal it shows up in whether you are deemed authoritative or arrogant, whether you are judged for your record or your potential, whether your hair is considered quirky or unkempt, whether your accent is taken as classy or backward. Threat. Exhibit A is what is now labelled the hijab hoax story from January in which an 11-year-old girl alleged that a man ran up behind her, when she was on her way to school with her little brother, and cut her hijab. Among children, privilege manifests itself chiefly in this ominous measure of innocence. ( As reported in the news.