white privilege

Other people’s privilege

A friend of mine, who’s of Middle Eastern descent, has been traveling the country trying to play golf in all 50 states. The sub-story to his mission is that he’s writing a book about diversity and inclusion within the golf community. His premise is that courses are not as inclusive as they could be. As we discussed this, we talked about the concept of “white privilege” and how the golfers he’s seen so far through his travels have been largely all white. His contention is that minorities don’t have as much access or are not welcomed the way whites…

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Takes one to know one?

We’re an irredeemable country of racists and bigots. Or so we’re told by white liberals who have decided they’re racist. As we discover our supposed white privilege in this new era of found racism, those who’ve decided all whites are racist are really getting angry at those of us whites who are pushing back on the narrative. Those of us who’ve viewed, seen, considered, and treated everyone equally are simply confused and irritated by those whites who are now enlightened enough to see their own racism and privilege. And apparently, it’s lonely at the top. So they’re coming down…

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Is it “white privilege” or “white respect”

“White privilege” is supposed to speak to the idea that white men think they can do anything because, well, they’re white men. On the other hand, “white privilege” also means that white men do get away with anything, as statistically and proportionately, black men are convicted of more crime than white men. Is it possible what some see as “white privilege” is really the respect and healthy fear that white men have for the rules, the police, and going to jail? Are white men less likely to break the rules because they understand them and fear the consequences? We’re…

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