I’ve heard a lot about this lately. It is in the news, on television, and on the internet. I’m talking about “white privilege.” When I first heard the term I was puzzled. What on earth could this mean? I decided to do some research.
It turns out the term “white privilege” is another liberal invention designed to salve liberal guilt by indicting all Caucasian people and accusing them of racism. According to the liberals, if you are successful at any endeavor and you are white, your success is because of your whiteness and has nothing to do with your effort, your intelligence, your talent, or your hard work. Wouldn’t the other side of that theory be that if you are not white regardless of your effort, your intelligence, your talent, or your hard work, you can never be successful? That might come as a shock to many of the very successful people of color. People like Dr. Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, or Condoleezza Rice.
Further, according to “white privilege” theorists, white people don’t even realize they are privileged. They just expect favor and success because of their whiteness. This is especially true when it comes to law and order. They expect never to be put into jail because they are white. The liberals would have you believe that the reason our prison populations are predominately minority is because they lack this privilege. The deck is stacked against them. It never seems to occur to liberals that the reason prisons are full of minorities is because they commit the majority of the crimes. That appears to be a tough pill for them to swallow.
I’m not buying the liberal’s explanation. I’m not buying their accusations of me and of all the white people in this country. Let’s examine another possible definition of the phrase “white privilege.” What if it actually is an excuse for laziness? What if it really is nothing more than a lame alibi to allow non-white people the freedom to never try or to never be responsible for their lives? Because they are in the minority they should be granted special privilege. They should be allowed to hang out on the corner dressed like a thug, acting like a thug, and never questioned about being a thug.
What if they further believe they are entitled to be disrespectful of law and law enforcement all because the “white establishment” is out to get them? What if they believe they are entitled to produce babies out of wedlock to be supported by the taxpayers and not the parents themselves?
But Ron, you’ve never been followed in a department store by security because they thought you would steal something all because of your skin color. Maybe it is not because of your skin color. Maybe it is because of your actions. Maybe it is because of their experience with your brothers and sisters.
All people, if they want to improve their lives, need to stop looking for excuses and start living as good citizens. Stay away from illegal drugs. Stay away from gangs. Quit impregnating young girls and then abandoning them. Stay in school and get an education. Speak English. If you dress like a thug, talk like a thug, and act like a thug, expect to be treated like a thug.
Some will read this and say, “why he’s a racist.” Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a realist. And realism is what we need. The plantation is closed. Slavery ended years ago. We are all responsible for our own choices and our lots in life today. I refuse to take responsibility for the actions of people over two centuries ago. I wasn’t there. Nowhere on earth do minorities have a better opportunity than in America. Take advantage of your opportunities and quit making excuses. You have “American privilege.”