The Lie of White Privilege

Posted by Troy on 2nd June 2020 in Uncategorized

It’s the term that gets thrown around all the time.  Now, if you were to ask someone who uses the term what it means, they would tell you something along the lines of the following:

1 – It is the preferential treatment that you get from all fronts (store owners, waitresses, loan officers, police officers, etc).

2 – It is the financial advantage you have over minorities due to unfair hiring practices and practices such as “red lining.”

3 – It is the educational advantage you have due to being in better school districts.

These are just a few things they may rattle off.

However, this is not what white privilege is.  White privilege is emotional blackmail that plays off white guilt over the aforementioned items.  While there is some legitimacy to the above (and other) arguments, the concept of white privilege is meant to shut down your opinion.  If you do not believe what they believe in, you are blinded by white privilege.  If you don’t understand that, your opinion has no value.  It is circular logic that only allows their own opinion to have legitimacy.

Everyone should work together to try to improve black schools and economy, but do not allow anyone to silence you by accusing you of white privilege.

Long Live the Constitution!

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