Both my children have now asked me, merely weeks apart about this “white privilege” they keep hearing about at school. My first question was of course, are you hearing this bullshit from your teachers? Thankfully, they have only been hearing this bullshit from other children, leaving me to believe that either the education system here either hasn’t bought into the whole self-hate thing, or it just hasn’t caught on with the administration as the new hip trend to pander towards.
In fact, when I question my kids about the kind of kids they’re hearing term from the response is other white kids, mostly rich kids….or at least upper middle class where we’re from anyway. This is what I told my kids and really what you should tell yours and yourself for that matter.
White privilege is a lie. The term was made up by Peggy McIntosh in 1988 when she coined it for an article White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh and yes it is another pile of self-hating bullshit.
I told my children the whole premise of white privilege is that dumbasses everywhere believe that as white people we get special privileges that benefit us (white people) beyond what non-white people get under the same circumstances. As soon as I gave that definition to my children they could smell the hypocrisy coming off of it.
My daughter asked if she was so privileged why did someone (non-white), who is a straight D student, get a bigger scholarship to college than she did to attend the same university. I told her that her privilege was so ingrained that affirmative action was there to make sure that people of color had at least an equal chance of getting into a school and later a job they were qualified for instead of giving it to the first white person that came along. (Don’t get me wrong there was a time and a place for affirmative action, it just hasn’t been necessary for over 20 years in America) Then she asked if they were qualified why would they need extra help with preferential treatment. Again, she is starting to get it.
I then explained that White privilege, along with Critical Race Theory, and post traumatic slave syndrome (I s%^& you not, that is a real….something) are the ideology of the liberal left and false theories designed to explain away the real reasons for the failure of black communities across the U.S., mainly government dependency.
These theories aren’t about racism which we know still exists, they aren’t about injustice in the school systems or the justice system for that matter. It is the explanation that white people have it better because of the hue of their skin and black people will never be able to overcome the legacy of slavery. No, what black people aren’t overcoming is the legacy of government dependency that has seen the creation and rise of the separation of races, the rise of single parent black families relying on government assistance in section 8 housing, with an abortion clinic on every other corner. Don’t blame white privilege, blame the war on poverty waged by President Johnston for creating more poor people now than in the mid-sixties.
That is not to say that the war on poverty affected only blacks, it affected white people to, just in disproportionate numbers because the liberal party machine was busy targeting their voting block and what better way to do it than pander to the people in large concentration in urban centers rather than the more plentiful but scattered people in rural America. More bang for the buck that way, but go to dirt poor West Virginia and dare tell them they have white privilege.
I told my children their whiteness, and mine for that matter, never purchased anything. I had to work for a living, I had to find my own way, pay for my schooling, etc. Nothing ever happened to me for free because I was white. In fact, I was too white, too middle class, and just smart enough not to qualify for any assistance when I went to college and I didn’t whine about it. White privilege is a lie, a racial red-herring. My children don’t expect that they will be fawned over and given preferential treatment because they are white. What they do understand is that people who use the white privilege buzz word will either treat them badly, attempt to shame them because of their race (where have we seen this before), or ignore them because of their assumed privilege.
Suddenly, being white is the problem not being on the government dole. Being conservative makes you part of the KKK despite its legacy and rise in the Democratic party. Asking to cut out of control spending, reign in abused welfare programs, and show some fiscal responsibility in America makes you the devil instead of someone concerned about the future of the country. I told them all of this because liberals, especially closet racist liberals want to keep shaping the narrative to paint the average white American as the problem and ignore the statistics on black on white crime (caused by white privilege), black poverty, gang violence, drug use, etc. and make victims of an entire race that was basically defrauded by the liberal political machine in exchange for continues votes for the democrats.
In the words of LBJ, “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”
That was then, the war on poverty defrauded black America, this is now where the false narrative of “White Privilege” is being used to duck the issues and problems caused by the war on poverty.