The Problem with Denying White Privilege

Having white privilege doesn’t make one a bad person. Denying it does.

Ron Dawson
Jul 30, 2019 · 4 min read
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For my white brothers and sisters who sincerely want to know why pointing out white privilege is so important

I recently shared this meme on social media:

Survey a large group of women and ask them how many of them would be okay running out in the middle of nowhere alone.

The connection of privilege and power is the key

You could argue that all demographics have some kind of privilege. But if you belong to the “ruling class” demographic (starting with cisgender, white, straight, Christian males, then working your way down) you are the ones with the power to affect change. Ultimately, it took white people sympathetic with Martin Luther King and the things he fought for to help make a change in this country for civil rights. Not the least of which, the white president at the time who signed the civil rights act into law. If black people were the ONLY people who ever cared or fought for civil rights, I would most likely still be riding in the back of a bus.

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