There’s now outrage in Virginia over an educational video on inequality that has been shown nationally for years.
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By Jennifer Harvey
Excerpt by Glenn Robinson
White people turn their resentment on people of color.
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White innocence constitutes the crime. It is how whites tend to think, speak and act as if we play no role in the racial conflict that is largely of our making and responsibility.
As Jennifer L. Pierce argues in Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action, whites tell a story about ourselves that disavows any accountability for racism. White denial of responsibility, including how we are socialized into a racist society, is rooted in the American myth that we as a white nation are an exception and exceptional. This myth, of course, whitewashes history, forgetting a history of genocide of first American peoples and how our capitalist system is built on slavery and racism.
Pierce further explains that the myth of white innocence thrives within the American liberal myth of the unencumbered individual. Whites live as if we are innocent until proven guilty; we assume every individual is treated fairly and respectfully.
The story of innocence we tell ourselves renders the most basic questioning of white privilege and systemic racism invisible for critical reflection.
It is not only that whites tend to live by the myth of American innocence, but we also live by a fantasy of Christian innocence.
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A woman was punched in the face after telling a mother to ‘go to hell’. Affiliate KPIX reports.
CNN tries to twist this story and make it about the screaming child.
This story is about a young white girl who thinks she has the right to tell another adult how to deal with their child, and who thinks she can tell another adult to ‘go to hell’ and not get a beat down.
PS – the oppressor is the White woman who thinks she can talk down to another mom. The beat down is instant justice.
This is somehow both shocking and unsurprising.
White people are always saying it’s not about race.
They have no proof that it’s not about race.
I think it clearly IS about race.
I been given a FREE PASS as a white person when dealing with the police. And even more so during a stop when he saw my daughter in the back seat.
J. Rudy Flesher is disappointed that his fellow White Americans won’t acknowledge the pattern of unarmed black men killed by police.
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I see the doctrine of White Supremacy in the lack of diversity in white communities.
It goes so far as many White people do not even have a virtual friend of color (on social media).
And if you ask a white person who their favorite author of color is how many will have an answer?
These are serious problems America.
A Michigan police officer buys a needy mom a booster seat instead of issuing her a ticket. WXMI has more.
This is not how people in the community of Ferguson are treated.
I’m calling out White privilege.
If this mom was not white is would go like this:
Bill O’Reilly brought Megyn Kelly on his Monday show to have a discussion about the concept of “white privilege.” He asked Kelly if she believed it was real.
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O’Reilly says that culture is the issue.
The issue is the culture of the privileged classes oppressing people of color and the poor.
Both O’Reilly and Kelly never mention oppression, racism and poverty.
The Huffpost article talks about this being a conversation about ‘white privilege’, but then Kelly goes on to quote statistics caused by lack of wealth, opportunity, oppression and racism.
White privilege is about whites getting the benefit of the doubt while people of color are thought to be guilty at the slightest perceived possible misstep.
White privilege is not about opportunities through wealth. That would be called ‘wealth privilege’.
O’Reilly and Kelly need to go back to school.
They can start by reading Peggy McIntosh’s ‘White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack’
Two pictures of racial tensions in the US, taken 50 years apart.
The challenge with white privilege is that most white people cannot see it. We assume that the experiences and opportunities afforded to us are the same afforded to others. Sadly, this simply isn’t true. Privileged people can fall into the trap of universalizing experiences and laying them across other people’s experiences as an interpretive lens…