There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.
Jesse Jackson, November 27, 1993
Very, very strong content warning as to the Chris Rock video above. Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts has a post on the concept of white privilege:
Courtesy of National Review. I notice that most who beat the drum of white privilege are, in fact, white. A common trend today. Of course the most popular criticism of those questioning the dogma is to call them racists. An oldie but a goodie. Still, since I know many people who have missed the good ship White Privilege, and furthermore dismiss the idea that a white person starved to death is better off than a non-white person starved to death, it’s worth the read for a dissenting view.