The folks at The Federalist Papers Project have taken a look at the term, “white privilege” and come up with a perfect illustration of what it means to have white privilege.
First, white privilege is not a race issue. As much as groups like Black Lives Matter try to ram racism down the throats of white Americans, white privilege, by its very definition, is about how you act and how you present yourself to others.
Second, If you dress like a thug, act like a thug, walk and talk like a thug, then you should expect to be treated accordingly. On the other hand, if you respect yourself and others, act responsibly and with dignity, you will be treated with the same in return.
The Federalist Papers Project takes a look at mannequins as an example of the way Black Lives Matter interprets white privilege. In a department store, all the mannequins are white. They’re not Caucasian white, they are whiter than white. Their faces are expressionless and vague, but if you look at the clothes they are wearing and the way they stand, they obviously feel as if they are better than any other mannequin.
This is obviously unfair to mannequins of color who are not represented in the department store. Statistically speaking, twenty-three percent of the mannequins in the department store should be mannequins of color. Something needs to be done to correct this injustice!
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
How about we knock it off with all this “white privilege” garbage? It’s not a race issue, it’s how you act and how you present yourself.
If you look like a thug, expect to be treated like a thug. If you act with dignity, and present yourself in a way that demonstrates respect for yourself and others, you will likely be treated accordingly.
But no, this isn’t acceptable for #BlackLivesMatter and their ilk. In fact, they just seem to have an irresistible urge to put racism into everything. Even store mannequins!
Glen Clark writes that it seems white privilege is everywhere – now even in stores.
The definition of “white privilege” is: societal privileges that benefit people identified as white in Western countries, beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances.