Soooooo someone persuaded white people who are liberal to post their alleged stories of white privilege under the hashtag “my white privilege.”
Most of them are in response to this tweet:
White people - What is the most outrageous thing that you've gotten away with as a white person that you know damn well a black or brown person would have never gotten away with?#MyWhitePrivilege— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹 Aziz 🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) March 30, 2019
This is what you got:
I got in a car accident with an African American woman. It was my fault. I told the cop it was my fault. When I got the police report back, he said that no one was at fault and he had actually given a citation to the other driver for a car seat violation. #MyWhitePrivilege
— Mademoiselle Aimée (@mlleaimee) March 30, 2019
I’ve never felt the owner’s eyes following me around a store when I was just buying a damn candy bar.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) March 30, 2019
I had white shop owners follow me around in their store. I survived.
I mean, yeah it’s annoying, but it’s not really up to KKK or Nazi standards of racism, now is it?
#MyWhitePrivilege Locked myself out of my car in New Orleans. Trying 2 break in w/ coat hanger (old days y'all). Cop comes along. Doesn't ask 4 proof it's my car, or 4 ID. Proceeds 2 tell me the "right way" to break in2 a car. When he fails, suggests I throw a rock thru window..— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) March 30, 2019
Louisiana? OK, I believe this one, but the cop was probably black.
#MyWhitePrivilege Stopped by cops while in college in rental car w/ 2.5 oz of weed, 8 ball of coke, 12 hits of X & some acid. Acting nervous, struggled to find license. Cop saw my fake ID in wallet. Finally found real one. Got $75 speeding ticket. Car not searched.— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) March 30, 2019
I mean, he coulda been on acid and dreamed it up. Also, I’ve been pulled over and not had my car searched. Not just white people, buddy.
#MyWhitePrivilege means most of my interactions with law enforcement are positive. I was was once pulled over for expired registration and the cop told me just to go get it renewed and send him proof that I did.— Catherine Griwkowsky (@CGriwkowsky) March 30, 2019
This happened to me too. I’m not white. So….?
I gave birth in a hospital twice and everyone believed my pain and offered relief.
— I'm Suzi Poppins, y'all! (@SoozleMcDoozle) March 30, 2019
Not proud of this but when I was in high school, I got in a fight with a boyfriend. He dropped me at home inebriated. I was sad and got in the family car and went to find my best friend. My memory is spotty but I was pulled over by police next town over. I was clearly dangerous
— Elizabeth Thorp (@ElizabethEThorp) March 30, 2019
to myself and others. He came up to the car, saw I was a cute blonde girl alone and let me go. He told me to go home and gave me a police escort close to my house. If I were a POC I would have surely been arrested (or worse?) for driving under influence at 2 am. #MyWhitePrivilege
— Elizabeth Thorp (@ElizabethEThorp) March 30, 2019
Always been pretty tame, but here's a shitty anecdote: every six months over the last ten years living here in D.C., I get cop cars that pull up to me while I'm walking at night… to remind me it's an unsafe neighborhood (it's not) + to ask if I need a ride.#MyWhitePrivilege
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 30, 2019
I had #MyWhitePrivilege but then 9/11 happened and It was taken from me. White people have no idea how good white privilege is - but they would if they lost it-like I did.— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 30, 2019
As a teen I spat in a cop’s face when he broke up a party I was at and all he did was drive me home and tell my mom that I was a “trouble-maker” #MyWhitePrivilege
— sav (@twofatcocks) March 30, 2019
As a white woman I can walk into any salon and a stylist of any race will be able to cut, color, and style my hair. Everyone learns to empathize with and cater to white people. #MyWhitePrivilege
— Cindy Gross #Words4Justice #BefriendingDragons (@CindyGross) March 30, 2019
This liberal wants a trigger warning for a hashtag:
#MyWhitePrivilege needs a trigger warning. That white people can just put on display for the world to see what they have gotten away with and still not experience any repercussions isn’t privilege, it’s power.— Your fave killjoy| Ericka Hart (She/ They) (@iHartEricka) March 30, 2019
And then the right took it over:
I was born to a 15-year old single mom, who lived with her twice divorced single mother on the white trash side of town. We were on food stamps, welfare and I even ate government cheese.#MyWhitePrivilege— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) March 30, 2019
#MyWhitePrivilege is confidently purchasing a Subway salad at 3 a.m. in Chicago because "this is MAGA country."— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) March 30, 2019
I got pulled over for going 85 in a 25 while texting and drinking whiskey out of a gallon jug and the cop apologized when he saw that I was white and offered me a coupon to Arby’s as a token of regret. I slapped him and said “be gone.” He cried and walked away. #MyWhitePrivilege— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 31, 2019
I always try to count my blessings and take difficulties in stride. That isn't #MyWhitePrivilege, but it is a tremendous privilege from which a great many people could benefit.— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) March 30, 2019
Tim Pool is popular on the right these days – he started off as an Occupy Wall St. lefty:
#MyWhitePrivilege only ever seems to be a factor when I disagree with the identitarian left.— Tim Pool (@Timcast) March 30, 2019
If I agree with them they call me mixed
If I disagree they call me white
And then of course, there’s this right-wing extremist’s entry:
I am respectful to police officers and speak proper English.— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) March 30, 2019
Never been shot once.
I think they assume I'm a white guy with a nice tan?#MyWhitePrivilege
What a racist jerk!!
So this is what I think about the concept of “white privilege.” I do believe it exists. I do believe it helps many people. Clearly, it doesn’t help everyone, as you are, no doubt, about to yell at me in the comments. But that’s how generalities work. In any case, I just think that if there such a thing, it’s not a massive conspiracy that oppresses minorities so much that we are unable to get ahead. For the vast majority of minorities in this country, they have nearly every opportunity as everyone else. We should all be proud of that as Americans. And where IS unfair inequality or injustice of any kind towards any race, even white people (!), we should all happily stamp it out.
Actually, this reminds me of what I wrote for Fox News Latino a long time ago – it’s about how minorities deal with the police. Check it out here and let me know what you think.
Also this guy won the hashtag:
So that’s it for Saturday, I hope you’re having a great weekend!
Have yourself an open thread – here’s some comment fodder:
It’s Batman’s 80th birthday!! I found this entry particularly heart-warming in the hashtag:
Today,we celebrate 80 years since one of the most iconic characters in all of comics was introduced,and everything that transpired from him.I want to wish everyone a Happy #Batman80 with this gem right here by @TomTaylorMade and @OttoSchmidt72 .Here's to 80 more #LongLiveTheBat pic.twitter.com/hUvrSUE79n— Ognen (@OgnenLozanovski) March 30, 2019
Then he up and got arrested:
"Did they just kick Batman out?" Police responding to a domestic incident were surprised by an unusual offer for backup—a man dressed as Batman, with his Batmobile in tow. Police stressed the risk of distracting officers in such situations. https://t.co/YOe8ns1Txc pic.twitter.com/4vgjLI7OsJ— ABC News (@ABC) March 29, 2019
This is not good:
Terrible. Besides his head hitting with enough force to possibly fracture his skull, he couldn’t stand up on his own, and his head rag-dolled when he was pulled up by teammates. Those are #concussion signs. Someone needs to be accountable. I hope the media asks questions. https://t.co/zLEtn4MPFK— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) March 30, 2019
This however IS good:
So it turns out— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 29, 2019
In the end
The only collusion
WAS BETWEEN NBC AND THE DNC pic.twitter.com/a00EHoLOrS
And this is hilarious:
The onanistic channel is very angry that they aren’t getting their due.
'I gotta warn you, I'm an expert in self defense...' pic.twitter.com/6545vCa8W4— HUMOROUS ANIMALS (@CUTEFUNNYANIMAL) March 29, 2019