Why can't black people be privileged instead?
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The only white privilege that is supposed to extend to all white people is living in a country that is mostly white people. It's the basic human instinct to treat those who are more like you with more respect or give them the "benefit of the doubt". Mexicans do the same thing. Black people do the same thing. Asians do the same thing. And even then, it is marginal in most cases.
It's supposed to be shit like "you get the benefit of the doubt that you're not a criminal." Except that perception on minorities is more driven by... the liklihood of actually being a criminal. White people commit 60% of the crime or so, despite being 78% of the population, if I remember the FBI stats correctly--might be murders. Whereas, black people commit 42% of the murders, despite being 12% of the pop. Include thug and gang culture, well, it's just *less likely* that white people are going to be bad. Don't get me wrong. There are plenty of evil white people. If anyone knows that well, it's me. Just not as much per capita, in the U. S. So, benefit of the doubt via liklihood.
Other stuff is like "you get first dibs at a job position," except affirmative action sort of forces businesses to hire people based on their skin color not being white. But, even if that doesn't balance it out, other races do exactly the same thing. Mexicans would definitely be more likely to hire Mexicans. Black people most likely want to hire black people. Etc. Of course, there are exceptions. But *one* of these races maintains a negative label of "white privilage" for shit that everyone else does, too? It makes no sense.
Then, some speak of white people as a whole making more money than other races. Except Asians make as much or *more* money than white people do, as a whole. So where is "Asian privilage"?
And yes. There is "black privilage," I can tell you, having worked in a warehouse for years as the only white worker. And I was treated fairly fair. Just more respect given to your own race. That doesn't mean respect isn't given, at all, to other races. And most of the time, race is relatively irrelevant.
I am not blind to the fact that there are disadvantages in living in a country that is mostly not your race; again, particularly because I had been in such a situation for years. Nor am I blind to income inequality or other such issues. But calling this kind of shit "white privilage" is just stupid and misleading.0