Skip to comments.Watch: Leftist Melts When Asked To Prove White Privilege ‘Wh-wha-huh? What? Huh?’
Posted on 07/13/2018 7:19:01 AM PDT by Red Badger
Politics has lately become saturated with buzzwords. This is especially true on racial issues, where bumper-sticker phrases like black lives matter, coexist, and hands up dont shoot have become popular, even if their meanings are vague at best.
Add white privilege to that list. The term is thrown around constantly, yet even people who use it seem unable to define it and a conservative black commentator just showed how meaningless it is in a clip that is now going viral.
During a sit-down conversation with a guest, conservative commentator and author Jesse Lee Peterson posed a simple challenge: Prove white privilege exists.
It should have been pretty easy. After all, were supposed to believe that white privilege is everywhere, giving Caucasians an unfair and unearned advantage at almost every turn.
If that were true, youd think that major examples would be prevalent, yet when pressed, the leftist guest only turned into a sputtering mess.
Does white privilege exist? Peterson asked his guest. Absolutely, she answered.
And wheres the proof of that? he followed up. All around! she responded.
For black people, white privilege is something to leverage, she continued, without explaining what that means.
Pressing for a definition, Peterson made a simple request. What is it, though? he asked. I dont see it anywhere. What is it?
That straightforward question made his guest do a complete reset, and apparently made her forget the English language.
Wh-wha-huh? What? Huh? she uttered.
What is it? Peterson continued. For people like me who dont see it
How do you not see white privilege? the guest continued, with a puzzled look on her face as if she had just been told that the earth was flat.
Because it doesnt exist, Peterson answered.
Yes it does! the guest countered. So what is it, exactly? the host once again asked.
I believe white privilege, er, is the ability just to be free and white, and not have the same type of social-economic and social ills as black people have to deal with, the guest went on, staying vague.
Theres no white racial profiling. White people dont get pulled over by the cops just because theyre white. Um they have the ability to, um you know, show emotion and love to their sons without being emasculated, she continued, clearly struggling to answer the question.
Yes, when given a wide-open chance to explain white privilege, the guest could only think of tired examples like alleged mistreatment of black Americans by police, and a bizarre answer about showing emotion.
Even her boilerplate answer about police targeting black people has been shown to be false. The facts show that black citizens are not targeted disproportionately by cops and actually, police officers are less likely to use force against black citizens than other races.
When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-Black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects, a major university study recently found, as The Western Journal reported last month.
Officers use of lethal force following an arrest for a violent felony is more than twice the rate for white as for black arrestees, according to one study, reported The Wall Street Journal, essentially contradicting the womans white privilege claim.
Another study showed that officers were three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed whites, The Journal continued.
Not only are blacks not more likely to be fired upon by police than whites in tense moments, the study found that, if anything, they are less likely to be shot at, that report continued. The researcher behind that study is himself black: Prof. Roland G. Fryer Jr. of Harvard University.
Then theres the fact that when it comes to prestigious college admissions, it is Asian and white applicants not blacks who are currently discriminated against.
Data shows that for medical school applicants with the same MCAT scores, black college students have a dramatically higher chance of being accepted than their white or Asian peers with nearly identical test scores.
How about the pesky fact that the two highest-earning ethnic groups in America today are actually minorities who can be classified as people of color?
You read that right: Contrary to the narrative about white Americans keeping others down, it is actually Indian American and Filipino Americans who are the top earners in the U.S.A.
The list of evidence disproving the white privilege claim goes on and on.
Yes, there are racial disparities and still problems to be solved. However, the narrative of white privilege just doesnt hold up when the actual evidence is examined. The fact that nobody seems able to define it or provide firm examples when pressed only reiterates that point.
No country is perfect, and the United States certainly is not either. Yet weve come a long way in only a few decades, and have the chance to become even more unified with our neighbors no matter their race than ever before.
Instead of throwing around empty and divisive phrases like white privilege, lets look past skin color to focus on elevating individuals and celebrating accomplishments. That is the true American way.
“white privilege” is really just another complaint about those who push the concept of class envy or class warfare, within the context of race.
If you were raised by parents that had wealth and taught you to be successful, you have “privilege”. For them it only becomes a bad thing if you are white.
And everybody aspires to acquire that sort of privilege for their progeny to one degree or another. These folks are just envious when others acquire more than they do and look for a “politically incorrect” difference to point out.
Poppycock. They want people to be ashamed for working for high opportunity/civilization/culture, etc.
Back around 1980, I applied for a state job. Was hired and got all the paperwork done and was ready to start the next morning. Got a call at 5 the evening before say they couldn’t hire me because they had to hire a black. That job was listed for many years because not one black applied. So, this cracker was out of a job and no other honkies were allowed to take it. Now, who’s being held down by da man?
“... have the ability to, um you know, show emotion and love to their sons without being emasculated.”
What the... Where did that come from and how is loving one’s child even race related? LOL! Bizarre.
I worked in a place where my boss daily/hourly kicked s*&t in my face.
That went on for 15 years! She wanted me to be fired and openly campaigned for it the whole time I worked for her. I am certain no minority female on earth would have tolerated that for 15 minutes.
So-I have to laugh at this kind of thing... where was my white privilege for 15 years? What a joke!
There is “white privilege” My family has it in spades(no pun intended)
Every since we have arrived on American soil(as indentured servants) we have worked, married and had children who obeyed the law
And with the exception of that lil conflict back in 1861, we haven’t had any major problems with the government.
That’s white privilege. It could be just as well as “black privilege”
Or “brown privilege”
Or “Yellow privilege”
Somebody should throw it back in their face by calling out ‘Black Privilege’...................
My wife had the same ‘problem’ at a place she worked once. The supervisor was a racist black woman with a chip on her shoulder. She only wanted blacks on her shift and any white was brow beaten until they quit..................
Was driving home from work yesterday. In front of me was a late-model Mercedes. Bumper sticker on the car said “Black Lives Matter”. Middle-aged black man driving.
White privilege huh?
All us white people are constantly asking each other, “Can ya hep a whitey out?”
My relative was fired after a homo took over the biz. Fired all the heteros and brought in “his own kind”.
I bet he learned very quickly that that was a huge mistake..................
There’s a term in Logic for an assertion that is so vague as to be unprovable (or un-disprovable). “White privilege” is just such an assertion.
My parents would hardly be considered "wealthy" in their day. My father was in his late 30's/early 40's before his income was barely considered "middle class."
Nonetheless, my parents always encouraged me to do the things to become successful, even if they didn't always know what those things were.
we hold the world monopoly on crackers...dang whitey
Same goes for 'dark' matter.
Yeah, I thought that statement was kinda off the wall, too. If that’s a problem for black people, then I don’t know how it can ever get better.
That’s the first thing I thought of when I read the headline.
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