What I Learned About My White Privilege From Watching ‘Get Out’

“I’m complicit in racism. And you are, too!”

White folks who date, hire, and welcome people of color into their homes – they may think they can’t possibly contribute to the problem of racism, but that’s far from the truth.

Now, Jordan Peele’s film Get Out has a lot of people talking about how white “allies” are complicit in racism. And it’s a discussion that’s been a long time coming.

So if you’re a white person, what can you learn about white privilege from Get Out? Drop in on this story based on a real conversation between friends, and you might be able to relate to what our protagonist learns about their role as an ally.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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M. Slade is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. He is New York-based cartoonist and illustrator. Aside from creating artwork for EF, he also has a weekly webcomic about his experiences realizing he’s a trans man: Adventures In Genderland. M.Slade also works as Co-Head Editor for the Independent Publishing Section of ComicsVerse.com, and you can find his articles here. In his spare time, he can be found nerding out about video games and cartoons, or crying while petting his cat. You can check out his website here or his Tumblr here. Check out his EF comics here.