White Privilege And Black Privilege Essay

1293 Words Aug 28th, 2015 6 Pages
We live in a society where white people have the upper hand in almost every circumstance. White people aren’t judged by the color of their skin or certain facial features they possess. Because of their looks, people of color are all generalized into one person from their respective race or ethnicity. White people get to parade around the streets in their pickup trucks blasting Tim McGraw and white hillbilly country music, waving around multiple confederate flags, armed with loaded weapons, and wearing white hooded masks that look like a dunce cap covering their entire face which fits, because white people are a huge disappointment. Some white people are blind to their privilege and refuse to acknowledge it to later say that everyone is equal regardless of skin color, but “white privilege is an institutional set of benefits granted to those who, by race, resemble the people who dominate the powerful positions in our institutions” (Kendall 1). White people are quick to point out “not all white people” because from an early age they weren’t the ones who were given a stereotype and generalized idea of their entire race that would follow them wherever they go.
There is no racism against white people because everything has been in their favor and this world has and will continue to be catered to them on a silver platter. It is hard for most white people to understand and comprehend this because “privilege is hard to see for those who were born with access to power and resources”…

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