The Lies of 'White Privilege'

For many years, the term “white privilege” has been bantered about in academia, the press, and in select governmental agencies. Now it has begun to enter public consciousness. The term “white privilege” appears to be the rallying cry of whites of privilege rather than a reality of privilege for all whites. The label discriminates horrifically against poor whites who will never know the “white privilege” they are told that they benefit from. White privilege allegations distract from the issues of poverty and lack of quality education for poor Americans regardless of race. The term “white privilege” became famous with the publication of the article, “White Privilege – Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh in 1988. It has been further explained and publicized in Paula Rothenberg’s book called White Privilege. White privilege is loosely defined as “societal privileges that benefit...(Read Full Article)

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