Racists Straw Man Concept of White Privilege. Film at 11.

Let me do this in the style of the Worldnetdaily: Breaking news! A Dispatches From the Culture Wars exclusive! Thoroughly racist anti-immigration activist William Gheen either doesn’t understand the concept of white privilege or deliberately distorts it on his Facebook page.

All you socialists spouting off about ‘white privilege’ can go stuff it! The vast majority of white people are great loving and caring folks that don’t owe you a damn thing and your attempts to characterize all whites as bad or evil is the same kind of defamation that has historically been applied to all blacks and all Jews by those that wished them harm. ‪#‎whiteprivelege‬ is ‪#‎bullshit‬ ‪#‎whiteprivelegeisbullshit‬

This was, of course, preached to a choir shouting AMEN and HALLELUJAH. But it’s all quite absurd. White privilege does not mean that “all white people are bad or evil.” It doesn’t mean that in any sense whatsoever. White privilege simply means that white people are born with inherent advantages in society that are not available to black people (and other minorities as well). Anyone who denies that fact is simply wrong and this can be easily proven by reference to virtually every study ever done on the subject.

We’ve seen how this works in virtually every area of life. A black person with identical qualifications to a white person that applies for an apartment, a mortgage or a job is significantly less likely to get a returned phone call, interview, approval or hiring. This is true everywhere in the country and the studies on it are pretty much unanimous. The evidence is so overwhelming that to deny it would require utter dishonesty or near-total ignorance. And I’ve written volumes about the innumerable studies that show that black people are seen as more threatening, are far more likely to be stopped and searched by the police whether on foot or in a car.

As I’ve written before, there is no need to apologize for having white privilege. I didn’t do anything wrong to acquire it, I was just born into a white, middle class family. But I do have an obligation to be aware of that privilege, to listen to the experiences of those who lack it and to support policies that help, even in some small way, to diminish it.

William Gheen doesn’t like that because he is undeniably a racist.

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  • http://www.electricminstrel.com Brett McCoy

    Louis CK sums up white privelege here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg48ZZ2wYfM

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    “I’m a white man, you can’t even hurt my feelings”

    Louis C.K. is awesome. It’s so weird that the people who tell the truth anymore are the comedians.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Marcus – part of the problem is that it’s not just the comedians. But people do listen more to white cis male comedians than they do the plenty of non-white non-cis males telling the truth every day.

  • otrame

    Marcus, I think it has usually been only the comedians who tell the truth.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    White privilege simply means that white people are born with inherent advantages in society that are not available to black people (and other minorities as well).

    Wrong,. They aren’t “inherent” “advantages”. I worked hard to earn white parents! Nobody gave me nothing! Whatever the blacks are calling themselves these days should get off their lazy butts and go out and work hard to get white parents!

     

    And if being white is so great how come my choices in media keep telling me how terribly oppressed us white people are? IF BEING AN URBAN AMERICAN IS SO AWFUL EXPLAIN IGGY AZALEA!

     

    #imnotaracistbut

  • wreck

    “EXPLAIN IGGY AZALEA!”

    I’m afraid that is beyond explanation.

  • dhall

    #4 – otrame – That might be why so many of them are depressed too; it’s often hard to make the painful truth funny.

  • anthrosciguy

    I think the best explanation of what white privilege is was the statement that it’s like playing a game on the easiest setting. Doesn’t mean you’ll win; just makes almost any given experience easier.