White privilege is nearly invisible to white people unless it’s pointed out. Part of white privilege is we don’t have to worry about it, think about it, concern ourselves about it.
We can say things like, “everybody’s the same now, what’s your problem?” and believe it and mean it wholeheartedly.
Then maybe there should be. Maybe white people don’t care about their own.
Or kneeling at the national athem. BOY do my fellow white folk get upset about that one.
Thing is Paul, I’m not black. Can I say, “Shut up black people, you’re fine?” No. I’m not them.
I mean, I can *say it* if I want, but they’re not obliged to pay any attention.
I’m glad I’m a white male. It’d gotta suck to be anything else in the USA. I’m neither proud or not proud of it. It’s happenstance.
*Apparently* I have things easier that I’m mostly blind to. So, if someone’s getting the shit end of the stick, then they should speak up and they do.
If a dude wants to kneel at the national anthem to use his status as “guy who gets camera time and news about him” to make a point for people that he feels are being unjustly treated? go for it.
I have white male privilege which affords me the greater opportunity to get $50 in general, that’s true.
I really should take better advantage of it.