I've finally found the clip of Louis CK's stand up comedy that I feel somewhat translates to our class. Pardon the bad language, for our purposes I'm only discussing the first minute or so of the clip. However, he does make an interesting point later on about the term "white trash" and how it is blatantly acceptable to use. Feel free to comment/ discuss.
Just as the rich, according to CK, are blinded by their own privilege and benefits and can never understand poor life, the racial majority can never understand life as a racial minority. Not only do the racially privileged never feel the need to imagine life without privilege, they simply could not genuinely understand the other's situation if they wished to. Likewise, just as the poor person is able to imagine wealth and is constantly reminded of it, a non-privileged, minority race can imagine life with privilege because they are continually reminded of its benefits. This is where my argument stems from CK's and we are reminded that this is merely a correlating metaphor and not a solid match. In no way am I trying to say that people of a racial minority constantly "fantasize" about what it is like to be white and enjoy white privilege. What I am saying, however, is that based on the fact that there are overt and constant reminders of this imbalance, said groups cannot help but take notice and have undoubtedly developed an awareness to others' situations that is unparalleled by the privileged race. People of racial privilege would never imagine life under different circumstance. Just like Louis CK says, "why would they do that?"