a reply to: CaptainHook
what is 'white privilege'? Nobdy seems to want to .
Origin of the phrase Free "White"
I'm free, white, and twenty-one" was used in several films of the 1930's, generally to mean "I can do what I want and no one can stop me" and that
the phrase was common in that era, at least in the some parts of the U.S.
The above shows that no real explanations is really needed, most folks instinctively already knew it.
Though the phrase itself has long disappeared, the idea behind it lingers.
Actually it have been explained numerous times, but detractors and deflectors find ways to side step the issue and go off on a tangent without
actually listening or read what was said.
But in short.. "White Privilege"
are a set of positive assumptions about white ppl when viewed against that of others especially black ppl.in
It doesn't mean all white folks got it made, or that they were gifted everything they had without struggle or hard work.
It means on average, a white person can go anywhere and do anything they damn well please, without drawing negative Suspicion to themselves.
Ex: it assumes on "average", that all white ppl belonged to that upscale gated community.
.Don't call the police.
Conversely It assumes black ppl on average does not...hence , I.d check required by random white ppl.
Call the police.
It assumes a black female napping in the common RM on an ivy league campus does not belonged there.
Call the police.
It assumes a Black first class passenger waiting in the fast tract line, didn't belong there or was in fact a military personal, flying 1st class on
Uncle Sam's dime to a tropical retreat , and the young white lady with her cohorts deserved to skipped ahead of him.
It never occurred to her that the rather obese gentleman was non military Andy ticket was not an upgrade, but was in fact a music executive, with fk-u
It assumes driving a nice ride, that is probably stolen. If you are black.
Stopped by the police.
It assumes the police and other LEO is there to protect "U"
against the them! and your word should be taken as gospel and theirs suspect.
Again not to say white ppl don't have bad sht happened to them.
edit on 17-7-2018 by Spider879 because: (no reason given)