What? No! That title has to be a mistake. White people have it made in the Unites States. We're (I'm white) the majority in the United States. Look, I don't mean to offend anyone, but our growing efforts to eliminate racism are being counter productive. It is becoming less and less acceptable to be white. Don't believe me? You think I'm some racist pig? Doesn't surprise me, but I encourage you to hear me out.
1. Whites aren't allowed to share their Opinion on Certain Issues
I'm gonna do it. Consider this your warning...
Now before I get thrown to the lions let me explain. I get it. Black lives seem to be under attack by police officers. The Washington Post says that "As of Sunday, 1,502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan. 1, 2015. Of them, 732 were white, and 381 were black (and 382 were of another or unknown race)" (Wesley Lowery). If you read the article, it goes on to try to justify the Black Lives Matter movement by saying that because whites are a majority, it makes them more likely to be shot. I admit this sorta, maybe makes sense... until you realize that regardless of how many people of a certain race are in the country, if the police were going to shoot black people because they're black, there would most certainly be more African Americans killed by police each year. Unless these BLM people just think the only reason the numbers don't is because police have less opportunities to shoot black people? Did you ever think that maybe police shoot who actually need to be shot? Maybe they aren't out to shoot every black person they see? Nah that can't be it. Of course there are some instances where policemen over react, but that happens in every line of work... it just usually doesn't come with the cost of a human life. Oh, and a side note: The reason most black people in the video find the "All lives matter" sign offensive is because the All lives matter movement takes the focus off of them.
2. Opportunities for Whites are Diminishing
If you haven't already scrolled to the comments section to leave a hateful message, I again encourage you to hear me out. Many opportunities, ranging from college scholarships to internships, are closing quickly for white people. I know it sounds like bullshit, But this comes from my own personal experience. I recently looked into getting an internship at a scientific research center for the summer. It basically said under "qualifications" that if you're not a minority, you need not apply. (Of course it said it in a nicer, more professional way.) If this isn't racism, what is? If not... I must have a warped definition of racism. Also what about paying for college? This website explains the whole concept of minority scholarships in great detail. Providing minorities with more money to pay for college is great, but where does it leave aspiring scientists, writers, politicians, philosophers, etc. that aren't a minority? Oh and this... not really related to scholarships but is just wrong on so many levels.
3. White People can't fight the System
This relates to point one of my post. We (whites) cannot voice our concerns about the way the system puts us at a disadvantage. I guarantee that at least 60-90% of the comments below are hate. Hate, hate, hate. Let me make something clear: I am NOT a racist. I am not a PIG for my beliefs. I'm just a young person who is trying to figure out a world that seems to be growing ever more against me. If I was black, this myTake wouldn't be huge, in fact many of you might agree and realize that something odd is happening in the world. But... I'm white and I can't change that.