White Privilege Cons

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“You are not born racist. You are born into a racist society. And like anything else, if you can learn it, you can unlearn it. But some people choose not to unlearn it because they're afraid they'll lose power if they share with other people. We are afraid of sharing power. That's what it's all about.” – Jane Elliott
White privilege. What does it really mean? Well, according to Mount Holyoke College website, white privilege is “a set of advantages and/or immunities that white people benefit from on a daily basis beyond those common to all others.” But is it real? Some would argue that white privilege is just a mere illusion spread by angry people of colour but really it’s just something that makes white people – 4 in 5 people, to be exact,
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For example, black, Asian and Latina women tend to be born with gorgeous, plump and pouty lips. However, they are constantly getting critiqued and taunted for them, plus I cannot recall how many times I’ve heard comments like “Oh my God, check out how gross her huge lips are.” But when the glorified Kylie Jenner, a reality star of the famous “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” starts injecting her papercut lips with lip-fillers at the age of sixteen, she becomes a worshipped “icon”, resulting in many young girls (and boys) around the world partaking in the infamous “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge”. This is a dangerous challenge which involves one sucking their lips into a shot glass until their lips are big and round, just like Jenner’s artificial ones. But is this fair? When a black, Asian or Latina woman embraces her naturally plump lips, she is greeted with mock and denigration but a white woman gets praised for having artificially big lips? Similarly, earlier this year, Karlie Kloss, a white model, posed as a geisha for the Vogue’s March 2017 “diversity” issue. Naturally, she was praised by many, but some backlashed at Vogue for displaying cultural appropriation. Why didn’t they hire a Japanese model? Why did they find it perfectly socially acceptable to whitewash a culture that is not theirs? Is this fair? This is inappropriate on so many levels; however, these examples only represent a tiny fraction of the…show more content…
Earlier this year in America, two ignorant white sixteen-year-old girls, Haley Flowers and Trinity Goodwin, stole a car to go on a glorious five-day road trip. Using their Facebook photos, the police tracked them down and picked them up safely in the Times Square and, without question, delivered them back home to their parents, safe and sound. Of course, no harm at all was done to those oblivious white girls, however, if they had been black, they would have been detained or worse, murdered, just like the eighteen-year-old Michael Brown who was mercilessly shot by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, after robbing a convenience store in America three years ago. What is the most disgusting about this is that Wilson, according to the “Mirror” website, received a dazzling commendation for “extraordinary effort in the line of duty”. Think about it. A white man gets praised for the unjust murder of a black teenaged boy? Two white girls, who are roughly the same age of the boy and are also guilty of crime, do not get punished at all? Is this fair? This, my friend, is just a tiny example of what white privilege looks like. If you think this is as far white privilege gets, then you are so wrong.
Perhaps the most controversial and recent example of white privilege is the presidential election. Just merely TWO DAYS after the bigot and racist, Donald Trump, got elected as the President of the United States, chaos went down. According to the Huffington Post website,
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