White privilege is being able to view the British Empire as history’s “good guys” without controversy, for their role in the world wars, while conveniently forgetting that they also killed millions of Indians through preventable famines and massacres throughout the British Raj.
White privilege is not having your boss come into your office, notice a nice painting on the wall and “joke” about whether or not you stole it from somewhere. (my Aunt’s story)
White privilege is being able to call the police about your car being broken into without worrying about them pulling a gun on you before checking out the situation. (my father’s story)
White privilege is not being suspected of foul play after seeing a man on the floor having a seizure and calling 911 for help, having a cop show up less than a minute later and not get out of the vehicle because he is “waiting for back up,” and when back up finally does show up, being told to “step away from the body” and “wait to be questioned” even though you were the one who called them in the first place.
White privilege is getting through introductions without anyone going out of their way to ask, “What are you?”
I’m a human people thing, and I’m judging you.
Submission from themikecollective.tumblr.com/
Tim Wise got all salty about us on his Facebook today. Typical cracker is typical. A white guy calling a bunch of black people ignorant and basically claiming reverse racism? And THIS is the leading voice of anti racism (for white people) in America?