Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Limitless Benefits of Being White

Not to mention the infrastructure and economic foundation built by slaves and slavery.

White people benefit each and every day from the legacy of slavery and racism. They can move to the suburbs to “give their children the best education” because they have better jobs and histories of redlining, restrictive covenants, job flight, and violence made the suburbs traditionally a white-only space. They benefit from a lack of police violence. They benefit from better jobs and education. They benefit each and every day. The middle class is built on a foundation of slavery and racism. If we are going to accept those benefits, we also need to pay up to even the playing field. Otherwise, we are just continuing to invest and benefit from a racist society.


Grung_e_Gene said...

"I don't know how to describe it, exactly, but I feel in a lot of ways that my identity as a white man is shamed." The 22 year old Donald Trump VoteR

Whites (especially white males) have allowed themselves to sink into this woe-is-me victimhood propagated by conservatives and the REpublican Party in a self-reinforcing loop of racial animus and grievance.

Gerald Parks said...

Blunt ...accurate, factual, straight to the point with no chaser ...served neat!