Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
Of course there is such a thing as privilege... An... (
Hello, Kyle, good to "see " you today. I believe there is white privilege for wealthy white AND black people, also white and black celebrities. I never had white privilege myself. In fact, I'm on the lower end of the financial pecking order...the upper end of poverty (yes, I'm serious).
Yet, there is a new housing project in town that each building has 2 townhouses, very pretty, very upscale. Driving by, I see Navigators, Escalades, and Lexus' in the driveways. I drive an 18 year old ex police car (because of it's durability), live in a tiny house that was built in 1938, and this is the best I've ever had it.
The NFL didn't get to where he was by being black, he got there by being outstanding at playing football. THAT is privilege WITHOUT a race color attached.
Still, I have privilege because I act like a decent citizen, I have good manners, I respect authority, and I'm usually a quiet man, unobtrusive. The way I see it, privilege can be given, earned, taken, and inherited. There are those like Bill gates and those that even in the ghetto, seem to get all the breaks.
I'll admit that there IS such a thing as white privilege, but I don't believe it has the wide scope and impact assigned to it from the left. What I DO believe is that there is all kinds of privilege spread out among all walks of life, among all races, and among all financial classes.