There’s a fraudulent movement that’s been circulating for a few years now. It’s called “white privilege” and it’s a myth. It is based on the assumption that white people are born privileged since they have no frame of reference about what a person of color goes through on a daily basis. Sure, a white person doesn’t share the same experiences a black person does, but the flip side is that a person of color doesn’t necessarily share the experiences of a Caucasian.
It’s all really quite silly. On the surface it appears to be an excuse for those who have a chip on their shoulders to feel victimized. But this only serves to hold back the supposed victim from acting on any aspirations and reaching any goals that person may have.
It’s a lie that all white people are privileged. Moreover, it’s an insult to white persons who were born under bad circumstances and live with stigmas of their own. It’s simply unfair.
It’s understood that a black person might feel scrutinized for being black through no fault of his/her own. The same, however, can be felt by a white person, or a Hispanic person, or someone who is Asian or any number of other races or nationalities.
The black person who feels harassed for being pulled over by a traffic officer may feel that way due to his being black. But law enforcement officers generally don’t always know the race or ethnicity of drivers when they’re pulled over.
Obviously this could be easily taken to a deeper level and expounded upon, but to do so might legitimize the issue as if it needed the extra attention.
The fact is that we are all human and should treat each other as such, without biases and prejudices. Those who subscribe to this notion of white privilege are the ones who fan the flames of racism. By definition, racism is the belief that one race is superior to another. By suggesting that “white privilege” exists is to allege that white people actually feel superior to other races innately. This is a wrong presumption and does nothing to advance society. But then again, victimhood is contrary to the advancement of society.
Anyone who is not racist must reject the notion of white privilege. Any reasonable person of any color, race, ethnicity and nationality understands that “white privilege” is just an attempt by one race to belittle, demean and lie about another. We must shut down those who would seek to advance this ridiculous idea.
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative author, and Editor-at-Large of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. An original participant in the Tea Party, he takes part in pro-America rallies when his time permits. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.