I've looked into this so-called white privilege. It seems to me that blacks do have some legitimate gripes. But that's all they are, gripes. After hearing these complaints all I can do is tell them to watch me as I play the world's tiniest violin.<quoted text>
One more time- I don't know what White privilege is. I really don't. However, IF your race/group/tribe had a privilege that would extend to your descendants, would you work to get rid of it or to dilute it? Would that make sense?
It is disturbing that this has been taken so far as to have the U.S. government fund campaigns in places like Minnesota where they put up billboards encouraging white guilt, and have activists (scratch that, useful idiots) handing out white guilt... Oh I mean white privilege bracelets for students to wear at a university in Minnesota. It's maddening.
They complain that American society is set up for white people. Well tough shit. This country was founded by white people for white people, and built by white people. That's simply a matter of fact. Here's a Burke quote:
"Society is indeed a contract. Subordinate contracts for objects of mere occasional interest may be dissolved at pleasurebut the state ought not to be considered as nothing better than a partnership agreement in a trade of pepper and coffee, calico or tobacco, or some other such low concern, to be taken up for a little temporary interest, and to be dissolved by the fancy of the parties. It is to be looked on with other reverence; because it is not a partnership in things subservient only to the gross animal existence of a temporary and perishable nature....
...As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born."