This is for any one whom reads this or comes across and doesn’t know what white privilege is; here is a great video to explain it. If you are white, and don’t believe you have a ‘privilege’ but you want to know what we are all talking about please check this out.
I’m not sure if you Fox News watchers are aware of this or not, but Fox News and all media for that matter but Fox News in particular as they took the issue of lying to the public via the media to court- and won that right-.. it is LEGAL for these “news” channels to lie to you, to deceive you.
With that said, the first video is with a host whom I adore, Thom Hartmann, probably one of the only white men I’ve seen who can handle that racism is going on still, and correctly from the days of slavery being its roots. In this first video, he uses Bill O Riely as an example but then works his way out to any white American who more likely than not do not understand what white privilege is, or that they have it.
It’s your responsibility as a HUMAN to watch this, white people. Make sure you are not abusing your whiteness, for if you ask me having light skin is a curse. I don’t want a ‘gift’ or ‘privilege’ if others can’t have it…but sadly I can’t rid myself of my skin.
Inform yourself and make sure you are not contributing to a problem you may even think you are helping, or perhaps you think ‘doesn’t exist’- either way… I challenge you to realize, sadly, white people, especially males, have it far easier in America… Yes we know whites are victims of the police at times too; but not at the rate the Black community is. The FBI set it up this way, under Hoover, whom wanted to divide and conquer with guns and drugs… Slave patrols became modern day police, just a new name, not a real change in anything. So while white people may undergo police abuse or shootings some, it is no where close to that of Black Americans and they need to get over it.
The second video is shorter but with not as detailed, so to speak. Still, powerful and informative and definitely a video I hope anyone wanting to gain insight into themselves should see.
He is talking during the Zimmerman trial, talks about white privilege, using two tragic and real statements from President Obama as prime examples of exactly what white privilege is.