White Privilege

People love to get all defensive and worked up over topics that really aren’t that complicated. After Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance… one of those anger inducing topics is white privilege. Let me just lay this out there…

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I am a 28 year old white female… and I have “white privilege.”

A lot of people treat this phrase as an insult or they deny the term altogether and want nothing to do with it. But I’ll admit… As much as I don’t want to have it… I have DO have white privilege.

I have white privilege because I don’t have to consider and analyze my childs name at birth to try to make it sound like it’s “not an ethnic name” because we live in a country where college admissions and call backs for jobs are affected by something as simple as a NAME. In one study on white names vs black names “White names got about one callback per 10 resumes; black names got one per 15. Carries and Kristens had call-back rates of more than 13 percent, but Aisha, Keisha and Tamika got 2.2 percent, 3.8 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively. And having a higher quality resume, featuring more skills and experience, made a white-sounding name 30 percent more likely to elicit a callback, but only 9 percent more likely for black-sounding names.” (See the full article: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/black-names-a-resume-burden/ )

I have white privilege because I learned in school that people of my race founded America and made it what it is today. The currency I carry in my wallet is also covered with the faces of white Americans whose skin matches mine.

I have white privilege because I live in a country where flying the Confederate flag is still defended as being a part of “Heritage” instead of the disgusting hate crime it really is. But yet, many said that Beyonce’s Superbowl Show was “crossing the line”…

I have white privilege because if my child falls down on the school playground and scratches her knee, the band aid will match her skin color. (The same probably couldn’t be said for a black child)

I have white privilege because when I go to Target to buy shampoo and conditioner for my hair I can find it in the “Shampoo/Conditioner section” whereas my black friends have to look in the “ethnic hair care” section.

I have white privilege because when I dress nicely and speak in an articulate way I don’t “surprise” people.

I have white privilege because I’m never singled out in a conversation with an opening line like, “Hey Kari, you’re white… What do you think about….?” As if I represent the entire population of white people.

I have white privilege because I am able to get a great job without people gossiping, whispering and questioning what I did to get such a good job.

I have white privilege because I didn’t have scholars, historians and the media of another race edit, change and manipulate much of my history just to make it more “pleasant.”

I have white privilege because I can go out in public and not have people assume that I am a shoplifter, drug dealer, thug or criminal.

I have white privilege.

Acknowledging that I have white privilege doesn’t mean that I accept all or even ANY of the responsibility for this problem. It doesn’t mean that I am okay with having it or that I think it’s because of me. It just says that I know, accept and understand that this is a HUGE problem in our country. A problem I’d like to help fix.

I’m ashamed that my white privilege makes other races assume that I’m a snobby, hateful, unsympathetic, judgmental, unhelpful, racist human being who thinks she’s better than others and lacks empathy and sound judgment.

White privilege is real. And even though I don’t speak for my entire race, I speak for a lot of us when I say I’m really sorry that there still isn’t true equality amongst the races. I’m sorry that we are all so hellbent on defending OUR race that we haven’t really made much progress.

The only way anything is going to change is for us all to work together.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
-Buckminster Fuller

 

10 Kinds of People That Need to Get Their Sh*t Together IMMEDIATELY

  1. Girls that sleep with other peoples husbands.
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    He doesn’t love you. He doesn’t respect you. He doesn’t even like you. He obviously doesn’t love his wife… and he’s not going to leave her for you. YOU ARE TOO GOOD TO BE SOME GUYS second/third/fourth choice. So STOP IT already! You look ridiculous and you are always just going to be his side chick. Nobody likes a side chick.
     
  2. Girls who take selfies down their shirt.
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    “Oh hey look I just got my nails done!” (Nails aren’t even in the picture, all I see are your boobs). “I’m so tired and lonely in bed.” (Are you in a bed? Because it looks like you stuffed your phone down your shirt and took a picture.) I have boobs too and if I want to look at them I’ll just take a peek down my own shirt, thankyouverymuch. 
  3. People who provide a running narration of their life.
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    All day, everyday these people are tweeting, snapchatting, instagramming and posting on all forms of social media exactly what they are doing 24/7. “I’m getting some eggs at the store.” [Instagrams picture of the grocery store parking lot] I just got home from the store. [Snapchats video I’m putting the eggs away. I’m taking the eggs back out and making an Omelet.”
     
  4. People that CHEW obnoxiously loudly.
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    For the love of God, some of us have misophonia and your chewing makes us want to RIP ALL OF OUR HAIR OUT AND RUN AROUND SCREAMING. You absolutely DO NOT need to be walking around chewing your bubblegum like a cow eating hay in heat. The fact that no one has murdered you for this obnoxious chewing is a testament to the fact that you must have angels watching over you! 
  5. People who wear so much perfume/cologne that they are literally being followed by a cloud of SCENT.
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    Did you just try to rob the fragrance counter at Macy’s where you were sprayed down with every perfume/cologne known to man by the poor old ladybehind the counter who used it as her only means of self defense??? No? THEN YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE TO SMELL LIKE YOU JUST TRIED EVERY FRAGRANCE AT THE FRAGRANCE COUNTER. 
  6. People who say they can’t afford to shop organic but go to Starbucks everyday and are constantly bragging about their gold-level Starbucks rewards status.
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    You can’t afford to buy a $4 carton of my pasture-raised organic eggs but you can spend $10 on a Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Decaf Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino Extra Hot With Foam Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended, One Sweet’N Low and One Nutrasweet, and Ice. 
  7. People who have never been active in their activewear but insist on wearing it everywhere.
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    Do you know what that activewear is actually for? Do you know that YOGA is actually a fitness activity and not just a style of PANTS? 
  8. Girls who contour their face until they are a different person.
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    Acne cover up? Yes. Councealing the dark bags under your eyes? I understand. Putting on so much make up that you look like you had plastic surgery and are unrecognizable to even your closest friends without makeup? No. It’s not fair to the guys who will wake up to you in the morning.
     
  9. Morning people.
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    Just NO. It is freaking MORNING! What are you so HAPPY about? It is so early in the morning that it’s DARK OUT! I mean maybe you’re just excited because it’s so dark that you’re just really confused and think the day is almost over…. but it’s not, it’s MORNING. And you are still smiling, and chattering and generally pissing me off with your cheerfulness. Get out. I’m still hitting my snooze button for the tenth time.
     
  10. People who talk about how disgusting being gay is.
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    No. Do you want to know what’s disgusting? The fact that McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets are made out of “meat slurry.” Know what else is disgusting? Homophobic bigots who have a God complex.

 

If you have any of these people in your life- I’m sorry. Unfortunately we’ve probably all been someone who needed to get their shit together at some point in our lives! 😂😂

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