If you are white, the challenges you face in life are never due to the color of your skin. I really cannot begin to imagine how stressful everyday life must be for non-white people in the United States. The ability to record these incidents and post them has helped bring to light the pervasive racism in the United States.
I don’t know what to think about this white privilege malarkey.
On the one hand: Yes. There’s a definitive point in there somewhere. People in the US (cause that’s where we’re talking about) certainly have fewer problems if they are white.
On the other hand, rationally, just because someone’s got a problem because they are black, doesn’t actually mean that non-blacks are privileged.
Oh, I know some people think it does, it doesn’t though; that’s what I’m saying.
Just because you have a car, doesn’t mean to say that I don’t have a car or a similar mode of transportation which is equally effective.
Logic. Thank you.
A degree of subtlety might shine a light:
Is there a difference between being privileged and feeling privileged?
Know what I mean?
Say you are white and priviliged. But you’ve lost your job, your house is being taken by the bank and your kid has cancer and you can’t afford to pay the bills (merry Xmas, by the way, I’m also available to do kids parties... you know... cheer them up for the new year): does that privilige they have because they’re not-black have any root in their reality? Does telling them they’re white and privileged actually help anyone?
See my problem with it all?
To sum it up: I think there is a degree of white privilige in US society. But, I don’t think it’s a constructive term (it’s only going to polorize people even more in their opinions), and I think that financial security, free healthcare and the right to a home (stability for each person and family.. a basis which can’t be removed) will solve more issues than pointing out the obvious, which many people won’t be able to feel anyways.