An oft-overlooked, but blatantly in your face concept circulating around first world society right now is the concept of “white privilege.”
To give you a breakdown of the concept, it’s that white people have it easier because of their skin color thanks to both a passive and overt system of oppression meant to benefit whites. That everything under the sun comes to us with less fuss, and problems are worked out far more quickly because whites are not black or brown.
The social justice left has this accusation of “privilege” ready to fire at any time when they’re arguing points against a white person in order to dismiss whatever point they have because the white person supposedly just doesn’t understand.
But you see the echoes of the white privilege concept throughout our society.
For instance, the very concept of diversity hires stems from the fact that white people are more likely to be selected for a job, and thus there has to be a racial counterbalance to it. Never-you-mind that skin color should matter little in the face of merit, but merit is also considered a tool of white supremacy according to social justice adherents.
It affects more than just the job market, and goes all the way up to high offices. One of the things that drove Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court was because “I would hope that a wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
Out of the mouth of a white man, with a few words exchanged around to match, this would have been considered unbelievably racist. However, because it came out of the mouth of a Latina woman, it was “wise.”
The very concept of white privilege is taught in colleges across the globe, and has fueled feelings of incredible and unnecessary guilt from white people simply for being white and living their everyday lives. They truly believe that simply existing is keeping people of other skin colors down.
For instance, this recent letter to the New York Times from a very guilty feeling reader:
I’m riddled with shame. White shame. This isn’t helpful to me or to anyone, especially people of color. I feel like there is no “me” outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender identity. I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else.
He continues later:
I don’t talk about my feelings because it’s hard to justify doing so while people of color are dying due to systemic racism and making this conversation about me would be again centering whiteness. Yet bottling it up makes me feel an existential anger that I have a hard time channeling since I don’t know my place. Instead of harnessing my privilege for greater good, I’m curled up in a ball of shame. How can I be more than my heritage?
So unbelievably brainwashed is this person calling himself “Whitey” in the letter, that he is actually questioning his place in his own life. This is heartbreaking, especially because he need not feel this way at all.
You see, the concept of white privilege isn’t real.
Allow me to explain this to you in video form:
Too long; Didn’t Watch? Then the summary of the video is that white people also go through some serious disadvantages due to their skin color, which wrecks the idea that we have a system set up to benefit certain tones of melanin. There is no “systematic oppression” or “institutionalized racism,” because if there was, then white people wouldn’t have the problems they do such as a higher death rate by police, or losing out on a job thanks to a diversity hire.
Being a white male, however, the social justice left would just dismiss my comments about white privilege because of my white skin. So in response to that, I’ll just let Jesse Lee Peterson say more or less what I just said, but as a black man, as he dismantles a social justice warrior’s arguments about the existence of white privilege.
But the social justice concept of white privilege has had the exact effect the social justice left intended, represented perfectly by our “Whitey” friend from the NYT article.
“Whitey” is scared to act. He’s scared to speak out. He’s scared to vote based on his own values. He’s just flat out scared.
The bottom line is that “Whitey” has ceased being an individual. He’s now a scared body waiting for orders from those who can make him feel that guilt a little less. Whatever he’s told to think, say, and do, he will. He believes that this will absolve him of the sins he accumulated for merely existing in the body he was naturally born with.
The social justice left now has a useful tool in “Whitey” thanks to a concept that has little reality behind it.
It’s tragic that there are so many like “Whitey” out there, but not all of them are as timid and malleable as “Whitey.” You can usually see people who have bought into the white guilt lie at social justice driven marches, shouting at somebody else about whatever they’re told to shout about at the time. Antifa, a radically left group known for violence and destruction, is filthy with white guilt.
So the white privilege lie doesn’t just cause horrible feelings that allow a person to be walked on and over, it also drives actual harm.
It’s important that we reject the white privilege concept whenever we hear it, and stop the kind of guilt afflictions suffered by “Whitey” and everyone else who has decided to pick up weapons in order to fight back against this societal oppression caused by skin color.