It is an ugly beast! And black people across the globe are intimately familiar with its loathsomeness.
It is the heavy cross we bear on our black backs! It is the waking nightmare that follows us on the streets, in our schools, in the workplace, in church, and even in the relationships between black men and black women (or lack thereof). For a black person, like me, there is no escape.
What is the ugliness I speak of:
Tim Wise (a white man) talks eloquently about it in his book White Like Me: Reflections of a Privileged Son. Yes, he gets it right!
And the video below brilliantly and visually expresses “the hot pink elephant seated smack dab in the middle of this country on its haunches” that so many of its beneficiaries deny or pretend away.
(NOTE: I wish I knew the source of this video so that I could credit them and say thank you!)
White privilege is real. In fact, it’s an institution.
And if you can watch this video and still feel self-righteous and/or deny its truth, you just do NOT want to get it.
That’s all I gotta say. For now…
Call to action: Share in the comments your feelings or experiences as a beneficiary of white privilege or as its victim. Oh, and pay attention to hot pink elephants.