"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 8287
|Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 08:53 pm: |
I understand where you are coming from, Yukio. White people are the ones who don't get it. Here's my anecdote. As I frequently mention, I worked at the post office for years, and in the sphere of that ubiquitous culture, black folks ran it. And if you think the white folks laboring there, smarting under the authority of black overseers were luxuriating in their privileged status you need to think again. And quitting and finding another job wasn't necessarily a privileged alternative for these white "peons" because, for unskilled laborers, the post office offered a lot of good benefits including a competitive salary. These are the kind of situations disgruntled unsophisticated white people are affected by, along with the advantages of the tokenism that benefits blacks. Moreover, black folks are eager to cite the statistics about more whites being on welfare than blacks, quick to look down on white trailer park trash while at the same time chiding the affluent black middle-class. So the lines of privilege, though there, are often blurred. But buzz words like "white privilege" and "institionalized racism" make for good sound bites. LOL. Whatever. What can be said with certainty is that whites have no excuse for failing; but fail they do. And in the future what so many people are starting to predict just might be true about class usurpring race because the day may be close at hand when money can buy a chunk of privilege.