I hear the words or phrases tossed around. White Privilege, White Power, White Supremacy!
I am a white male, have lived a long time, and have felt some of those feelings during my life. I stand today to repudiate those feelings. Just what do they mean?
White Privilege is knowing you don't have to fear dying when a cop pulls you over for a routine traffic stop.
White Privilege is knowing that you will not be treated unfairly in all you do in life.
White Supremacy is the belief that you are special because you are Caucasian (White), when in fact you are no better than anyone else simply because you have more money or status!
White Power is hatred, pure and simple, the same as Black Power. But Black Power has more relevance, simply because of how we have treated an entire race for the duration of their existence in this world. Whites fear being knocked off that pedestal they have been on for so long, finally becoming a minority. Is that reasonable? I suppose it is, looking at it from a white viewpoint. But I don't fear that. I would prefer a brown society that can peacefully co-exist, that can mutually gain from each others experiences.
When we can achieve that, we will no longer have a need for phrases like White Privilege, White Supremacy, White Power.
The early European settlers and their offspring believed they could tame anything, because they had a history of dominance. So they ravaged the native populations, stole their lands, and imported blacks to do their work that they didn't want to do. To think that even today, many are still trafficking in human bondage for money is disgusting. And all races do it, not just whites. Maybe we as HUMANS are inferior, because we kill for sport, both animal life and humans, just for the thrill of killing.
We take young men, in the prime of their lives, full of grand ideas and adventure, and turn them into human killing machines, to be used in the pursuit of world dominance and profit, not really caring what happens to them afterwards, to be thrown out with the rest of the obsolete, used up items.
Why do we glorify dominance over one another?
Why can we not glorify peace and tranquility?
May peace be with you!