The Truth About “White Privilege”

19472064300_e264870aaf_bAs a mom, the phrase, “white privilege” infuriates me.

It angers me as a mom to white children; but it may make me more angry about the message it sends to our black children.

“White Privilege” tells black children (all black children) that they are victims and that their starting point is from behind.

“White Privilege” tells white children (all white children) that they don’t have to try as hard and that they have advantages other children don’t.

Both are a lie.

Neither message is one that ANY parent, teacher, coach or mentor ever wants instilled in a child whose future they care about.

It begs the question:  why are we allowing our children, with brains not yet fully formed, to be fed this negative and defeat-driven message?

It’s bullshit.  And, we need to stop.  We need to pull our heads out of the ass of the 1950’s, move into the future and use language that lifts up ALL of our children.

We need to flip the discussion.

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I’m Rubber and You’re Glue: Quite Possibly Very Racist & Hateful Glue

The older I get the more apparent it becomes that you can tell exactly who people are by listening to how they condemn other people.

A relative who grew up in the North East would “tease” me about being racist because I was from the South.  Then, he got a little alcohol in him and, to my horror, started using the “n” word.

A coworker constantly bashed certain Christian denominations for not treating women equally.  Then, he was caught running a website that’s sole purpose was to degrade women publicly.

These are just a couple of glaring examples from my experience.  So, over the last few years, when I hear Democrats either insinuate or flat out call Americans who don’t agree with them, “racists,”  I have to wonder…

Then I look at the black economic numbers over the last eight years and wonder even more.

SBA Loans to Black Owned Businesses: 

In 2009, 9% of the loans given by the SBA were to black owned businesses.  By 2010, that rate plummeted  to 2%, where it remains six years later.

Loans to black owned businesses under Bush averaged 8%.

Black Unemployment Rate 

The Black unemployment rate under Obama to date averages 12.6%.  The average under Bush was 9.7%.

The highest rate for Bush was 12.1% in Dec 2008.  The highest for Obama was 16.5% in April 2011, almost 2.5 years after the “Great Recession” started.

The overall unemployment right now is at it’s low, 5%.  It averaged 3.8% under Bush.

Interesting Graph:  blackunemploymenthistory

You can blame what they call the “Great Recession,” but in doing so you also have to admit that early in Bush’s tenure we had the tech burst and the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history, both greatly affecting the U.S. economy and jobs.  And, you also have to admit that Bush approached the financial crisis differently and didn’t blame his predecessor…incessantly.  And, I’m not a GW fan, economically speaking.

Black Food Stamp (Snap) Usage:

From a National Review Article 3-24-16: “Blacks Mainly Backslide Under Obama”

The number of black food-stamp participants exploded across that time frame from 7,393,000 to 11,699,000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports — up 58.2 percent.

Great broad article on Food Stamps with lots of good graphs!

When I couple the above facts (which don’t include lack luster job participation rates, median income levels, etc) with the fact that the administration responsible for these horrible numbers insists on calling anyone who opposes them, “racist,” hmmmm…I don’t know.  Seems like they may be telling us exactly who THEY really are.

Now, Hillary is carrying the same stale racist calling water and wants to continue the same policies.  Add to this her alleged propensity for squirreling away unethically sought after cash and now you’re talking about even more tax dollars going to line the pockets of our government instead of staying in our economy to help our communities, especially our black communities who, by the looks of it, need the most help.

I’m just sayin’….