White privilege can be a tricky concept to understand. If you've never experienced subtle racism firsthand, you might not be able to recognize how race factors into daily life. This 66-part tweetstorm can help clarify.
On Tuesday, Hannah Lyons, who tweets using the handle @hannvhl, laid out specifically how white privilege functions in American society:
First, she explains what white privilege is and is not:
And where people who might think it does not exist can find it:
After offering a number of examples of white privilege, Lyons started integrating responses from people of color into her tweets:
Their stories are especially moving:
She includes the perspective of white readers learning about white privilege for the first time:
Hard to argue that white privilege doesn't exist after reading that.
Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.