Because this isn’t what is actually on the Antiracists’ mind. The call for people to soberly “acknowledge” their White Privilege as a self-standing, totemic act is based on the same justification as acknowledging one’s fundamental sinfulness is as a Christian. One is born marked by original sin; to be white is to be born with the stain of unearned privilege.The problem here is arithmetical. There is a reason a given group is called a majority. There are more of them, often many more. They may just grow to dislike being stigmatized as the enemy.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
… Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion - The Daily Beast. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)