It seems like you can’t turn around today without hearing the term “White Privilege”. As a Caucasian male, my initial reaction is always to get angry, mumbling to myself, “these people are so ignorant – if they only knew my story, they could not possibly say this about me.” And before anyone points to my inner dialogue as an example of white privilege, ignorance merely means “lack of knowledge or information”. On top of that, it appears that I may be the one who is ignorant. Perhaps the term “WHITE” in white privilege does not refer to the color of my skin? Maybe it is one of those fancy acronyms millennials like to use. How about Wielding Higher Insights Through Education?
Yes, that’s it! And it is time for everyone in the country to exercise this privilege, and in so doing, help those that don’t yet have this privilege, attain it. For without a solid education, especially one based in critical thinking, how can anyone work his/her way through this complicated world? So the next time you hear someone refer to your White Privilege, merely thank them and ask them if they want some.