a reply to: CaptainHook
It is a terminology which historically is actually incorrect, CLASS PRIVILEGE is more accurate.
Slavery has indeed touched each and every family of man upon this planet, most African slaves of the last 500 years were actually enslaved by other
African's and of course the Islamic world, for Eon's human's have enslaved one another and indeed even while African people were being taken to the
Americas and other colony's before the European powers over powered there Islamic neighbor's and reverse invaded north Africa million's of Europeans
were actually taken captive and enslaved suffering the same inhumane treatment's at the hand's of the north and west African slave traders.
In today's world the Term is slang meant to suggest that White people are someone better off simply because of there skin color and indeed to a large
degree especially in the US that is actually true but once again the real boundary is social class and race is only still on the table due to the
growing reverse racism which has put the moderate struggle for right's back decade's while hatred of white's and black racism against whites has
merely alienated many white middle class folk who otherwise would have been on there side.
The point is someone want's to keep American society divided, who is it that actually fears strong socially progressive movement's and even lies
about them, who wan't so to keep people divided and even want's to both allow and even promote this racism.
Ultra right remember are simply puppet moron's on a string and ultra right is not only white but also ultra racist black movement's which are if you
could blind them all exactly the same haters as one another and doing the work of those that want to keep them divided for them - perhaps without even
realizing that there own dumb idiocy is the very reason there sectors of society are so impoverished to this day.
But the only one's that gain and perhaps the only one's that want to keep these division's are a minority of old upper class people.
Now sorry this is an outsiders view I am not from the states but from Liverpool, as a kid I suffered a reverse racism when the a black guy whom
claimed to be the cousin of the black Liverpool boxer John Conteh and shared his last name was illegally firing a cross bow in the Tawd Valley in the
town of Skelmersdale Lancashire were I then lived, he singled me out completely un-provoked from my friend's when we being kid's just stopped to see
the cross bow since I was always extremely pale - I was ill actually, a sickly kid so to speak so that explained my pale appearance and unbeknown to
that prat I am part Maori (as well as part Jewish but mostly yes English with some Irish thrown in, indeed he had no way of knowing my ancestry so it
was merely because I was whiter than the other kid's whom were 100 percent Caucasian) and would very easily tear him apart now that I am a grown and
rather large man.
Then having singled out this kid this man who was in his thirty's, I was about 11 and only playing out with some friend's and actually not too far
from home, grabbed by the throat insulted me then hacked up and spat in my face a large green snotty golly calling me some pretty foul thing's.
Though this may sound funny it was terrifying to a kid that came from a quiet family nevertheless I would dearly love to see him today though he is
likely an old man now since this was back in the early 1980's, for a time this shocked me a kid who had always regarded racism as evil especially
since I was a very sensitive and quite kid as well but this had the affect of utterly alienating me to ALL black people for a couple of years there
I am no longer so alienated and regard people as simply people where he was just a walking sack of excrement.
So White privilege elsewhere in the world, well it's false but I would love to have some.
edit on 14-7-2018 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)