Whether this is "true" or not on the whole, it seems true to the author. What a sad state for our society, to make people feel like they don't belong to the Country in which they were born and raised. It seems to many that we haven't progressed an inch in 60, 80, 100+ years.
But the issue isn't how bad-off anyone is. The issue is the opportunities available and the biases against them. White privilege is real and really vile. We are humans. Our historically ignorant bigotry did not divide us into separate species. We've understood for centuries the importance of diversity yet there still exists, and is clearly still perpetuated, this ignorant, xenophobic, racist, fear mongering from idiots like Trump and his ridiculous followers. If that’s you, crawl back into your holes and disappear into the pages of history with the other disgusting trash of humanity that has existed before you. The rest of us want to be one race; the human race, and we want to, literally, see and treat everyone as the equals we are.
So while there are loudmouth piles of shit spewing their hatred, while there are cops killing minorities without cause and without ramifications, while there are vast, systemic educational and economic inequalities, while prisons hold vast numbers of minorities while white collar criminals, who devastate many millions of lives, walk free, ... while our world is so fucked and ignorant and whites continue to be accomplices to this systemic bigotry and suppression by not standing up for our brothers and sisters with different skins tones, I will not be party to it.
Here in the U.S., whites have always been, and are still, significantly the power-majority, so too are we responsible for the majority of our systems, laws, infrastructure, … I refuse to be associated with people that allowed this system to evolve and, worse, to remain. Whites should be up in arms over the mistreatments allowed by our systems. Where is the outrage? It sickens me.
While i can’t change the color of my skin, i can change my state of mind. I will not pretend that my struggles change with my state of mind but my dollars, thoughts, and concerns are no longer distributed among the generally underprivileged, instead, squarely focused on my people: systemically oppressed minorities.
My tiny contribution won't have any impact but at least hopefully I'm less involved in perpetuating the problem and more involved in fixing it.
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