What is White Privilege?

We learned your French,

We learned your English,

We learned your Spanish,

your Dutch, your Portuguese, your German, 

you learned our nothing and you called us stupid. 

 

That's White Privilege,

and I'm sure it hurts you to hear those two words

kind of like gun shots and explosions from those sent to protect you but didn't.

 

What is White Privelege?

 

It is the only 5 decades of legal acknowledment expected to correct 400 years of 

white transgression.

It is crack vs. cocaine, 

Blacks receiving almost 20% longer sentences for the same offences

or like for example,

a black man without a record is less likely to get a job than a white man with one.

Maybe it's because we're lazy and don't work hard enough.

As if 400 years in the same field isn't an incredible resume builder.

It is Katrina answering the governments prayers of eugencis,

Bush in San Diego, but Kanye is the one you call crazy.

It only took the U.S. 2 days to get aid to Asia but 5 for FEMA to get to Canal St

and explainated the 1 black kid who beat the heck out of the odds

but only thanks to Snadra Bullock, Michelle Fifer, and the white shadow and now...

we can all make it. 

 

It is the only time thousands of white people are cheering for the black kid to win.

It is you looking at me like crazy if I told you to go back to Europe,

even though we didn't have a say.

It is you all of a sudden having a problem with immigration,  like this isn't even your nation!

How do you discover something that wasn't even missing in the first place?

You columbus-ed our traditions.

You had white girls twerking in high definition with colored hair and purple nails...

but it was ghetto when we did it.

Oh I make you umcomfortable? Try a cramped slave ship. 

But wait slavery is over now, its just called the prison system. 

You're not racist because you don't use the N word, but Y'all use ni**as every day.

What is white privilege?

 

It is European history being taught as a major and African as an elective.

It is learning about my people for only 28 days, as if I'm not black every damn second.

It is a white man wanting to have sex with me not because I'm pretty, but because I'm pretty for a black girl.

It is people thinking that Africa is one nation. 

It is the waving of the confederate flag like you didn't lose the battle and then telling us to get over slavery.

It is people saying that black people destroy neighborhoods but forgetting that white people have destroyed continents.

It is every time I'm upset, some white man has to tell me that I'm crazy but is kind enough to praise my English.

It is people saying that we have the same opportunities, even though he has a family history of wealth

and I don't even know my family history at all.

It is the justification of police brutality like, what did that person do? 

I'm sure it doesn't hurt as much when the victim doesn't look like you.

 

It is people thinking that affirmative action is an unfair advantage instead of keeping the qualified 

from being unfairly disadvantaged.

It is throwing out a quilified person because their name sounds too African American.

It is New Ports in black communities but black boys exported for weed.

It is big plastic butts that are called "phat" when we naturally have them.

It is an australian women whose new classic of rap music is everyone who hears this poem dismisses all the truth

as reverse racism.

 

That is white privilege.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This poem is about: 
Our world

Comments

Alix Warwick

White privilege is me.
Untainted by my raceles whiteness.
Able to trace my family name back 15 generations with out genocide or slavery. But only that of forebears that have gained wealth from it's blood.
Taking for granted that my jury will look like me, in the unlikely event that I will be caught for my crimes as I dont look the part.
We pillage what we want, we take without asking. We copy it. We put it into a capitalist package and we get rich from it. And we still believe that somehow you should be thankful whilst we prosper from your heritage and still we see fit to to decide to devide and Conquer.
No fuckin wonder your angry.
For what it's worth I'm sorry. X

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