“White privilege doesn’t exist.”

“White privilege doesn’t exist.” The biggest lie I have heard in quite a while. First, let us define white privilege. White privilege is the “right, advantage, or immunity granted to or enjoyed by white persons beyond the common adverting of all others; an exemption in many particular cases from certain burdens or liabilities.” For those who were born with access to power, it is difficult for them to see, or even acknowledge white privilege. In addition, many white people do not feel as though they have privileges others do not, making white privilege even more difficult to accept.

As a young black male, I have had to constrain myself and behave in a manner that would prevent the reinforcement of stereotypical views of my race. Before, when around white people who have limited knowledge of the culture I grew up with, subconsciously I became a victim of Continue reading