I am beyond tired of everything being about race. I was watching Bill Maher and they were talking about the January 6th raids on the capital building, when some autist said it happened and was allowed because white privilege. What? Nah. Not-even-fucking-close. They went on because the Republican party is filled with extremists who have zero regard for the law or others. It has zero to do with race… like most things.
It’s tiring. And I’m sick of people trying to persecute me (being a white dude). I recently left a Twitch community for similar reasons. Another autist claimed no minorities are promoted on the front page. A bunch of us checked and we found the exact opposite. The front page was filled with monitories, disabled people, everything but white people. I don’t care that they aren’t white obviously, but to literally make shit up is bullshit.
But it got worse.
We were all talking about it and trying to figure out what the fuck they were talking about (it was difficult because he was making it all up) when he told us to stop. He said we would never understand because we are white. He was actually offended. Okay… so “we are in power” but we shouldn’t use our “power” to help? It was beyond disingenuous. It was race baiting. It was an attempt to play victim and get ahead. It’s like so many of the other movements. It’s not about equality, it’s about equity, so stop lying to everyone.
Regardless, I don’t know what the fuck they are talking about. My grandparents were poor, the one that still is alive has been on government support. My parents grew up poor. I wasn’t accepted to any college I wanted to get into. My first apartment was in the ghetto and filled with cockroaches. My second apartment was filled with spiders and my crackhead neighbors literally tried to kill me and my roommate. So I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about what you said I have privilege.
I was denied every opportunity and path forward and I found a way. My education, the basis of my future was denied from me. And when I finally landed a decent job they wouldn’t renew my contract because I didn’t have a college degree. I almost joined the miliary, but last minute was accepted by a small business, for a job I was extremely overqualified for, making 30k a year for a 100k a year position, out of some weird guys house.
So I don’t know what the FUCK you’re talking about when you say I have privilege. I lived the first 20 years of my life trying to stay afloat while the powers at be tried to deny my existence, trying to beat me to death both figurative and literally. I still have physical and mental scars to prove both.
But do you?