This is a topic not discussed very much, but is a very serious concern. Why? Because the current society opinion does not support White America. Allow me to explain: (This was the topic of Fox News)
Throughout my life I have supported equality of everyone and coming from the wrong side of the tracks and being in a low-income family rarely did I ever experience “white privilege” or any other form of favoritism. But as an adult I felt the opposite in the form of “equal opportunity employment”. This is the law that allowed people less qualified to be employed at a job to be hired for that job based on the color of their skin. The first thing you have to understand about such law, is it does not effect those that wrote it. Those that have white privilege still have it. The reality of the situation is that white privilege is based on wealth and unwealthy whites do not have it.
Every new policy, law, or program intended to provide equality for Black America does one thing. It takes from support of the Unwealthy White. Do you think these new laws and such affect those of White Privilege? Not in any way! I do not know if any kind of support was available to my mother when I was a child, but I remember a party being held for me in elementary school in which my fellow students provided me gifts of socks and underwear because I didn’t have any. The reality that such a party could be held embarrassed me my entire life. Within a year or two, students participating in this party would tell others about it leading to issues later. Programs for the benefit of any of us should benefit all of those in need. Did I grow up with White Privilege? No!
Throughout my entire adult life, I have supported equality. I have not committed acts of violence against any person other than in self-defense or defense-of-others and never based upon skin color. I have never owned, pimped, or enslaved anyone of any color. I have never taken advantage of, ripped off, or profited in the exploitation of anyone of any color. Yet I have been victim of such when befriending others of color. Why? Because people of color are raised believing the difference in skin color is the problem. They fail to recognize the economics involved.
One of the first things I hear Black people complaining about is being followed by store security. It doesn’t just happen to Blacks. As a lower-income-youngster, I also enjoyed this type of harassment. Later when working store security as an adult I developed my own reasoning for whom to pay attention to not based on skin color. The result was more attention to Blacks, but not due to skin color. In each incident some other factor was the cause. Even today, be White and homeless and walk into a store, see if you get more attention than others.
The point I am trying to make is every complaint of racism nobody actually looks at it as though the same situation does occur to Whites. Lack of employment, educational opportunity, and even housing are boundries enjoyed by all, except those affluent enough to get through such.
We come to today when everybody is woke. Woke means to make me pay for the wrongs of others. Like I previously mentioned: I have never owned, pimped, or enslaved anybody regardless of skin color. Neither did my father. And, his father fought for the North during the Civil War. I have always been woke to equality. White America doesn’t know how to handle this. I do! Quit using skin color as an excuse. Educate yourself, that Washington Post database that says Blacks are 13 percent of the population but are treated poorly more than Whites is a lie. It doesn’t tell you that in the communities that the problems are the actual population of Blacks is around 25 to 45 percent, and in certain cities even higher. Whites are killed more than any other race, but the database doesn’t calculate the killings per police data.
If you truly want for equality, mature beyond skin color. Recognize there are good and bad of all colors amongst us and deal with such accordingly. And most important of all, quit making the White Race of today your enemy. I am not responsible for the acts of a man committed before I was even born. Recognize that the progress made thus far in equality have not been solely supported by any minority. White men from the onset have supported and given even their lives in furtherance of equality. Quit making policy, law, or organization specific to race. Doing so only fosters racism. Such should be developed Soley to serve a need not skin color. Become color-blind, it really isn’t that hard to do. Just remember all men are created equal and forget skin color.