“For many years, the term “white privilege” has been bantered about in academia, the press, and in select governmental agencies,” writes Francis X. Ryan. “Now it has begun to enter public consciousness.”
The term “white privilege” appears to be the rallying cry of whites of privilege rather than a reality of privilege for all whites. The label discriminates horrifically against poor whites who will never know the “white privilege” they are told that they benefit from.
Ryan posits the opposite argument to the standard dialogue about white privilege: “The label discriminates horrifically against poor whites who will never know the “white privilege” they are told that they benefit from.”
White privilege allegations distract from the issues of poverty and lack of quality education for poor Americans regardless of race. … White privilege is loosely defined as “societal privileges that benefit white people in western countries beyond what is commonly experienced by the non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances.”
When white people attempt to debunk the theory of white privilege they have been met with claims of racism and of being ill informed.