January 28, 2007

Racial preference for whites

White Privilege:  Swimming in Racial Preference[I]t is hardly an exaggeration to say that white America is the biggest collective recipient of racial preference in the history of the cosmos. It has skewed our laws, shaped our public policy and helped create the glaring inequalities with which we still live.

We strike the pose of self-sufficiency while ignoring the advantages we have been afforded in every realm of activity: housing, education, employment, criminal justice, politics, banking and business.

We ignore the fact that at almost every turn, our hard work has been met with access to an opportunity structure denied to millions of others. Privilege, to us, is like water to the fish: invisible precisely because we cannot imagine life without it.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
And to show just how resourceful the 'majority rule' thinkers are, the very second someone showed all such injustice to the world, they came up with "reverse discrimination!!" Why, the racists were being accused of being biased and unfair...because of their race! Heaven forfend!
All Best
Russ Bates