So you think privilege is about race, and not about wealth? For example, if a black billionaire (say, Oprah Winfrey) walks into a store, nobody's gonna assume that she's trying to steal. But if it were a homeless white person in a store, people will assume that he's trying to steal. Even though he's white.
black celebrities and wealthy people have been the victim of racism and police brutality. So, yes I know that some people only see you for your skin color.
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I definitely agree with you. Obviously, a black female millionaire like Beyonce is way more privileged than a homeless white man. I think it's these BLM people and feminists who keep labeling straight white men as the oppressors/the bad guys. What if it's a homeless straight white men? He's definitely not as privileged as a black woman like Oprah, for example.
I didn’t think it was Italy but whatever. So those bags were over $10,000. If a white woman walked in they would have gotten the same treatment. Many people want to just paw on the bags but can’t buy them so the store needs to keep the bags looking fresh and puts them in the hands of the very few who can afford them. Oprah was just mad because she is used to her privilege and they didn’t know her. And white men, created the world you live in and it’s a pretty good world compared to the world others would have created... to say otherwise is just silly and childish.
I live in an extremely wealthy area of London, Uk- Hampstead and quite often people in my local area presume I do not live there because it's so expensive. I honestly believe this is about my colour and nothing else.. Oprah experienced something simular.. I'm not necessarily a fan of hers but I believe she was discriminated against. I didn't imply anything with my comment. I stated a fact- they do run the world... White men have created the society I live in yes, is it a good one? Umm that's debatable.. I am grateful to have my basic needs met- food, water etc but I don't know if I'd go so far to say others would have created something worse-- this is a really deep, complex topic!
I can tell you that my white wife has had bad service because they assumed she didn’t have a lot of money. We are more than well off. If my wife had her 4ct ring on instead of her 1ct engagement ring it likely wouldn’t have happened. But the point is, it happens a lot to all people. Perhaps less to white people but I thought Oprah just forgot her own privilege. A store like that only cares about money and really couldn’t care about race.
But do you believe that ONLY white privilege exist? Because some people (not me) say that non-whites can't be privileged. Like, there's no black privilege. Do you agree?
Of course not. As I already stated I believe many groups have privilege.