Yesterday’s reblog shows where I stood last year – the year we now see as peaceful, normal; the year we long to go back to – the year I was only charged with racism! Yelling racism became so rampant it had little effect so the language had to change – so now I am charged with white privilege! Even worse – White Supremacy!
People cannot stand being ignored. If you think people hate you, just imagine how much better that is than that no one even thinks about you. So choose hate, choose riots, choose murder, choose ….
Ask almost any teacher and you will find she/he has had children who will choose any form of discipline you want to throw their way rather than not being recognized. Those are likely the ones who make up gangs. Even white, well off, privileged kids – whose parents are too busy with careers or hobbies.
Equality does not make any color supreme. It is often to one’s advantage to claim minority status.
Some examples: If being white is such an advantage, why did Elizabeth Warren choose to further her career as an Indian? Even more current: Kamala Harris would not be close to the being Supreme Leader of the World if she were not black enough to be called Black. Indian helps but Biden was looking for a “Black Woman.” Also, would Barrack Obama ever had been President if he had not had the votes of those who voted for him only because he was black? If you believe that had nothing to do with it, please tell me a way in which he excelled that drew people to believe he would be a good president. How did Biden describe him? “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
So how about me? Have I ever had an advantage because I was white? Yes, I told you before that the Personnel Director assumed I would want to be placed on the “white” side of town. I am fairly sure he would not have made that assumption if I had been black.
I would be foolish and dishonest if I do not acknowledge that whites (including me) have had advantages over blacks even when all other things are equal.
On the other hand, my husband, a white man, had a good job with good standing at a university as an adjunct teacher. In spite of his good standing, when the full time job was needed, he was laid off, and, guess what? A young black woman was hired! Yep, yell white privilege about that!
Another change this year from last year. Last year I was not afraid to write about this issue. This year I am “cautious” regarding my freedom of speech. I am easily identified. Yes, that bothers me a bit. New year, 2020.