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Black Privilege Is Real; White Privilege Is Not

There is a quote attributed to the French philosopher Voltaire, who is credited with observing that the ability or inability to offer critiques of certain people demonstrates who really pulls the strings. A lot of noise is currently made of white privilege, white supremacy, and whiteness. At the same time, Black History Month contradictorily shares a narrative of both black power and black oppression. Perhaps the idea of black power represents their wielding of control over a muzzled white population by pretending to be victimized.


Pop culture is a bastion of debauchery and shamelessness, but it also encapsulates everything wrong with the present-day notion of whites being in control of, well, anything. Assuming white privilege and white supremacist institutions were the norm, we might expect whites to say whatever they wanted and do whatever they wanted, free from punishment. Relatedly, to accept that black victimization occurred every day and twice on Sunday, we might expect that for casting the slightest aspersion toward the ruling class (i.e. white folx, as they now say), or getting uppity, that the blowback would be swift and immediate.


However, just the opposite occurs. Voltaire’s exact quote reads: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Critique of past monarchs resulted in beheadings; drawing even a smiley face of Allah portends imminent death by assassination; does the black community fear speaking out against whites, or is it in fact just the opposite?


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In recent weeks, cancel culture has gone from ludicrous speed to plaid in its efforts to silence and shame anyone they deem a threat to The Narrative.


Chris Harrison, Gina Carano, Donald McNeil, Jr., and Morgan Wallen were canceled for asking questions, pointing out the obvious, or making drunkenly careless mistakes. This all says nothing of the cultural elites’ disparate treatment of the Capitol Riots and George Floyd-inspired riots. 


There is a common link to all of these aforementioned cases. 


In the case of white people, there is now the requisite demand to speak only in certain terms and regarding certain matters. Asking if defunding the police represents sound policy is rebuked by some nonsensical argument about not knowing what it’s like to have the police patrolling black neighborhoods. At the height of both the riots last summer and human stupidity, Minneapolis City Council chair Lisa Bender declared on national television that her right to basic safety and security from immoral, ruthless, and dangerous thugs was white privilege manifesting itself. No one seems to care that this same city, led by this same loser and the incompetent boy mayor, just asked for and received almost $6.5 million to shore up much-needed police needs. If their hypocrisy didn’t produce such tragedies, then this entire charade would be a comedy.


Last summer, The New York Times fired editor Bari Weiss for publishing an op-ed penned by a sitting U.S. Senator who suggested that in the wake of destructive, deadly and endless riots that martial law be invoked. For pointing out an obvious and effective solution, he was met with false outrage and libelous charges of white supremacy; she was shown the door. Just half a year later, Washington, D.C. has found itself mired in a military lockdown for fear of, not actual violence and mayhem, but the supposed threat of violence and mayhem. This seems to be approved by everyone (media, Democrats, etc.) who so vociferously named racism as the reason for seeking support from the National Guard last year.


Of course, none of the hypocrisy is surprising. In the case of the New York Times, firing its white editor for printing what Democrats did at Biden’s inauguration while allowing the despicable ingrate Nikole Hannah-Jones of 1619 ill-repute to cash a paycheck is the height of double standards. To borrow a phrase from Dennis Miller, this “waste of an apostrophe” has freely declared that property destruction is collateral damage in the search for her form of justice and who regularly maligns the country which has granted not only her, but every single citizen the greatest standard of living and freedom in the history of the world. Ingratitude doesn’t begin to cover her, and double standards don’t begin to cover the Times. In any event, we can only imagine how Hannah-Jones would feel if her own house were burned down. It’s still just replaceable property, right? Heck, Nancy Pelosi could assuage her anger by chiming in about the insurance policy that will take care of it. 


White people are clearly on the defensive. White opinions matter only if they are parroting approved, and ever-changing, talking points. This leads to the counterargument that, while white privilege is quite false, black privilege is quite real. It has been repeatedly and consistently demonstrated that white people no longer have free speech when it pertains to matters of cultural or political value. Either cozy up or shut up.


In the case of (leftist) black voices, however, there is no such commensurate systemic expectation. Three examples illustrate this point.


First, there is the exposed Disney fraud. Not only did Disney not mind Holocaust references when its star Pedro Pascal was tweeting about the Trump presidency, it actually came out in public support of one of its black hires after it became public knowledge that she enjoyed spewing ostensibly hateful and racist language. Krystina Arielle has a Twitter feed replete with derogatory statements about white men, white women, and white people in general. Like the tweet that took Maxine Waters’ insightful language toward Trump and replaced him with the word “Cuomo,” one can only imagine the backlash if someone replaced the word “white” with any other racial or cultural background. 


Gina Carano was fired for making a historically accurate comment. Krystina Ariel had the $4 billion Disney experiment send a tweet from its official account stating that “Our Star Wars community is one of hope and inclusivity. We do not stand for bullying and racism. We support Krystina Arielle.” Ironically, it stood for bullying and racism when it defended her. 


Second, there is the absolutely disgusting and immoral belief system Mariah Carey’s former husband, Nick Cannon, revealed last summer. His entire quote is worth printing (bold words are my added emphasis).


“The people that don’t have (melanin) are – and I’m going to say this carefully – a little less. When they didn’t have the power of the sun, it started to deteriorate them so then, they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem, they’re acting out of a deficiency. So, therefore, the only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive. So then, these people that didn’t have what we have – and when I say “we,” I speak of the melanated people – they had to be savages. … They’re acting as animals so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They’re the ones that are actually the true savages.”


There are few words to properly follow up on this diatribe. ‘Projection’ comes to mind. The fact that anyone can utter complete filth, replete with disdain and evil, and not only retain each of his high-paying jobs with nary even an apology, speaks to the power of black privilege. Interestingly, while white racists and white supremacists do exist – they always have and always will – they are in the extreme minority. Most white people do not care about race, and would never even entertain such a reprehensible point of view towards others. However, that hasn’t stopped Critical Race Theory from proclaiming the opposite. Black privilege means being able to think and say horrible things without any consequence or reprisal.


Third, there is the frightening rise of Kristen Clark to the top of Joe Biden’s Department of Justice. Only in a world of black privilege can degenerating comments go not only unpunished, but rewarded. Her history of open bigotry is long, but one remark from her days leading black students at Harvard in the early 1990s stands out. She said that: “Melanin endows blacks with greater physical, mental, and spiritual abilities.” It is starkly reminiscent of the brain disorder put on display by Nick Cannon.


For anyone daring to suggest that these comments don’t reflect who she is today, Justice Brett Kavanaugh endured weeks of embarrassment, harassment, scorn, shame, and derision for false allegations that were pretended to have occurred while he was in college as well. Moreover, who could really believe she doesn’t think that way? Hateful ideology derived from Critical Race Theory only strengthens over time. These dangerous fools marinate in echo chambers of their own device.

14 thoughts on “Black Privilege Is Real; White Privilege Is Not”

  1. I am late to the party, but whole heartedly agree! I am sick of this crap and as of Oct 2021 is is unreal how bad this has gotten out of hand.

  2. More generally speaking, Diversity class privileges are real, and so-called white privilege is non-existent.

    There are zero US laws that grant group privileges to white people.

    In sharp contrast, there are thousands of federal and state laws that grant group privileges to diversity supremacist groups.

  3. Very interesting comments. So much is available to Blacks but how many complete the prerequisites to avail themselves of such opportunities. For many. the sales of illicit drugs is more appealing than readying oneself for a real job opportunity. Even Ms. Clark who was give a scholarship to the Ivy league college where she earned her degree. Blacks as a rule have for years been given inflated grades by the towers of higher education. Had you read Michelle Obama’s senior theme from Princeton U you would have realized she was working at an 8th grade level. So many have been given great opportunities and why is that? It is because the rest of the white citizens want to see the Black 12% of the population be able to live their dream which always starts with a good education. As with all things worth working for, a free education that many whites can not ever afford and which is given to many Blacks as in Ms. Clark’s case is not even appreciated and will be used to denigrate the very folks who made her good fortune available. She is doing her hurtful speeches to propel herself upward but she may end up as a member of BLM if she isn’t already. She spews fake science and Black propaganda.

  4. A good, thought provoking article dealing with the race issue in the United States, from a perspective never used by the main stream media…the truth. I’m a white male, over 60 and my whole life I’ve been made to feel as if everything I do is racist or evil simply because of my skin color. My wife of 25 years ( who is black) and the little girl we are raising (who is black) seem to love me, so how can this be? I am proud to be white, and they are proud to be black….but we are most proud of being Christians and AMERICANS. Its almost as if there were some small, clannish minority intent on dividing outsiders into groups, keeping them agitated and working against each other, so the clan could make money and hold power in places like, Hollywood, Banking, Sports,
    Law, Politics, Media……..hmmmmmm. I know , its a conspiracy theory.

  5. Many of my friends tell me they have suffered more prejudice from people of their own race (color?) than they ever have from white people. Hmmm.

  6. “…stop with the “I know we do have monsters in our ranks but” because all they see is the “we have monsters in our ranks” and say “see they admit they are monsters”. It’s how they were able to call Trump racist for 4 years and counting.”

    Humansrus, THANK YOU! I, too, am very tired of seeing the “some whites are racist but…” when it’s SO RARE compared to the extraordinary percentage of POCS and Asians who literally LOATHE Whites and maltreat them in every regard.

  7. There are no such things as “white privilege” and “systemic racism.” They are made up concepts that became necessary when blacks gained full equality and even preference in many circumstances. People started to ask, “Aren’t affirmative action and quotas just reverse racism (ie. racism)?” There was no longer any justification for such programs (if there ever was) so an invisible, unarguable “wrong” had to be created, hence “systemic racism” and “white privilege.” People need to stop apologizing or feeling guilty for something that doesn’t exist, and simply say, “There’s no such thing.” We need to go back to MLK’s vision of a colorblind society. The other night, I watched the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” At one point, Sidney Poitier’s character was chastising his father. He said, “You think of yourself as a black man. I think of myself as a man.” Today’s leftists and wokes say the opposite, “Don’t think of yourself as a person, think of yourself as a black person/person of color.” This is destructive, wrong, and evil, and people need to stand up and say so. I believe there are millions of blacks that agree with me, but they (like millions of whites) are just “keeping their heads down.” Well, the Bolsheviks took over Russia, the Nazis took over Germany, and the Communists took over China because most of the people “kept their heads down.” Then millions of people were put to death and untold sorrow was visited on those that lived. Think it can’t happen again? Just watch.

  8. The idea that there is something inherently wrong with being “white” is an evil and hypocritical. The tactics being used by the left are exposed in an article found on Extremely American describes the strategies and tactics used by BLM/ANTIFA. It’s hard to imagine that so many people are buying into this rubbish or are too cowardly to stand up to it.

  9. Good article but if we really want to fight these dangerous lies we have to stop with the caveats of white racists and white supremacist do exist. It’s 2021, I’m in my early sixties and have spent a majority of my life living in the southeast. I’ve never known a white racist or supremacist. Yes I heard there were some around but never saw them or talked to them. I’ve lived in racially mixed communities all my adult life and everyone was fine. What I see today is black and brown people who hate white people. I see Asians who look down on white people. I even have them openly tell me how bad white people are and less deserving of success we are with no embarrassment. So stop with the “I know we do have monsters in our ranks but” because all they see is the “we have monsters in our ranks” and say “see they admit they are monsters”. It’s how they were able to call Trump racist for 4 years and counting.

  10. Today MLK’s I have a dream quote would be racist. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Judging by skin color or national origin is racist, and the skin color or national origin of the one judging does matter, there are still a racist.

  11. Let me give 2 examples from the 1970s. I interviewed the Dean of Students for an article I was writing for the college newspaper. I asked why there were no Black instructors/professors teaching at the college. He said there were so few Black’s with PhD’s, that they were immediately hired by the prestigious universities with big salaries. I’ll leave it to others to determine exactly what the result was.

    I applied and interviewed for a job with the federal government. I had received a score of 100 on the entrance exam, which is the highest a non-veteran can score. Veterans get 5 bonus points and disable vets got 10. I had no problem with that, but that’s not how it really worked. There were 3 openings. I asked what my chances were of being hired and received an honest answer from personnel.

    She said “First we hire any veteran who passed the test regardless of score, then we hire any Black who passed the test regardless of score, then we hire any woman who passed the test regardless of score, and then white males based on their score.”

    The government has a 70+ year record of failure by implementing programs that cost a lot of money and don’t address the underlying problems. Now we are reaping what the government has sown.

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