White Privilege In American History

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Over the past decade the term white privilege has emerged in our American history. White privilege is the concept that one particular group is benefited which is typically identified as white people. Most of the victims experiencing harsh conditions are non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances of mistreatment. A conversation took place with a few people about white privilege whose race is identified as white. An interviewer started that “the belief that being white comes with unearned advantages and everyday perks”. However, a white retiree disagreed that white privilege does not exist but shortly afterwards he stated that black privilege does. Many people were confused by his comment and asked him to further elaborate on what exactly black…show more content…
Also, if a White History Month was created that would be considered unlawfully wrong to society. Some white people feel like they struggle as far as race mistreatment due to the color of their skin. Books have even been written and published addressing this issue such as “Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream” and “Its Past Time to acknowledge black privilege”. In a 2011 survey whites said they suffer from radical discrimination more than blacks. One thing that stood out the most to me was when a white commentator described our modern day society as “White is becoming the new black” because many people want to pass as black and that’s when they began to discuss Rachel Dolezal. Racheal Dolezal was a Spokane for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) pretending to be black. In reference to the NAACP many whites feel like it’s an unfair advantage that African Americans can belong to a club or organization that caters to the specific needs of that particular
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