(White) Privilege: Benefit or Curse?
Recently I came across a video that stated that white people of the present benefit from the sins and cruelties of white people of the past. This statement basically equates white privilege to a benefit, which makes privilege something to be desired.
Its more complicated I think. A lot of it is in how a person interacts with their privilege and how privilege interacts with them. Ultimately if we choose to see white privilege as a white problem (thought it is also a skinny, male, attractive, rich, etc problem) we have to learn to not see it as a benefit. Privilege is more a curse in disguise of a benefit. Privilege may benefit the privileged on a surface level but ultimately it damages society for everyone, including the privileged, along this line of thinking.