What Is White Privilege In Society

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Privilege is a benefit that some people earn but not others. White privilege is the belief that white people benefit from unearned advantages compared to other common races. White privilege exist here in America simply because the majority of our population is white. White privilege is seen in our everyday lives and for white people it is mostly “Something you wouldn’t notice unless it were suddenly taken away”. Job opportunity, media portrayal, discrimination, and policing are all affected by white privilege in our society today. In the job market you would think an employer would hire you based on your skills and achievement. But we don’t live in a perfect world, we live in a world where white privilege exist. The National Bureau of Economics …show more content…
Our modern TV shows today teaches kids prejudice at a young age, once these kids grow up they are taught to think that the typical white family has 2 parents with jobs that bring good money and if not, the husband will have a great enough job that the wife would become a housewife and wouldn’t need an income to support the family. But on the other hand, the typical African American family will have 2 parents that bring in just enough money to pay the bill and can’t afford other luxuries in life and if not, it will be a single parents working overtime to support their kids. This is another example of white privilege because white families are positively portrayed whenever we turn on our TV’s. While knowing he was being recorded our current 2016 republican party presidential nominee is a man that once said that he wouldn’t wait for sex and he would grab women by the pu—y,. But this nominee, Donald Trump is a white man so that means he won’t be as held accountable for as someone else with a different common race. Yes the media defamed Trumps name, but according to polls he is still winning in some …show more content…
Here today if you match the description of an Anglo-Saxon person, you are most likely to be placed on a pedestal. Two college athletes’ ages around the same age committed the same crime of raping an unconscious female at a university. The only difference is that the white male served a 6 months sentence and the black male served a 5 year sentence. Both students committed the same crime, had no prior recorders, but was portrayed to the public differently. In 2008 about 13% of our population was black while this being true, 38% of sentenced inmates were also black. How does 1/6 of our general population make of over 1/3 of our inmates here in the United States? Easy, because of white privilege. Black males were convicted 6 times more than white males. This proves that white privilege has a role in about every aspect you can think of. Certain websites like urbandictionary.com does not want you to believe that white privilege exist but if you step outside, turn on your TV, or even compare statistics between different races you can see that white privilege is alive today. White privilege is something you cannot blame on any one individual but society as a whole. What can we do about white privilege you might ask, treat everyone as equals and believing that there is truly only one race in this world the human race. By doing this you are not separating you from your peers

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