So my friend came into school one day wearing a dress that had straps and the vice principal came up to her and said “You need to either change or cover your shoulders up because it’ll distract the boys” to which she replied “Well I find boys faces distracting, do they have to cover them up?” and the vice principal said “Maybe you should focus in class more.”
If that doesn’t tell you that things are messed up, then I don’t know what does.
Don’t Waste My Time…
"I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars. [some whistles and cheers from the audience] Don’t hate the player, hate the game. In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four black people. Who are these black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down, let’s break it down: me, I’m a decent comedian. I’m a’ight. [applause] Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a fucking dentist! He ain’t the best dentist in the world…he ain’t going to the dental hall of fame…he don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to somethin’ the white man can walk to." Chris Rock
You do understand there are black trash hillbillys right? There are black people who are poor with no privilege. Black people who’s moms were on crack and have men coming & and out every day. Being white is a privilege being poor isn’t. You can be black and poor, then you have to deal with both racism and classism.
See, this is exactly what I mean when I say “people sit in their ignorance.” This type of question shouldn’t even be asked. White privilege is privilege for being white. That’s what it is.
Many white people will see the word “privilege” completely tune out the word “white” before it (as it applies context) and then complain to someone using faulty logic. It’s ridiculous. I can’t stand people like that I really can’t stand it.
In 0.35 seconds, this asker could have answer from googling but they take pride in being ignorant, somehow they think that they’re superior and that they’ve stumped people with no thought logic.
Whenever I come across something like this, a great post I saw comes to mind: “White privilege does not mean your life isn’t hard. It means that your life is not hard BECAUSE you are white, the way an individual’s of another race might be.”
Exactly.Not to mention white trash is a racist term against black people
White Trash = You’re a deviation from regular white, which is pure and untainted, so you are trash, you’re off brand white
Meanwhile for black folks…
Black = Trash, regardless, doesn’t matter if you’re rich or Oprah, still trash because you are black, no need to say “black trash” or make a special category