Although America’s ideals have radically changed over the decades, white privilege still runs rampant. As a general rule, in society, whites are still regarded as the most powerful and most successful. When the average U.S. citizen thinks of the “typical American man”, the image of a white, forty-something, financially well-off business executive may come to their mind; in other words, a man of high rank and superiority. It isn’t that they don’t believe in another race’s success, it’s the fact that most times, when another race gains power, whites find ways to patronize that power or shut it down. In the past, whites have been huge culprits behind discrimination and oppression, and that power alone keeps the success cycle going. Through every generation, equality has rapidly grown, but the fact that it wasn’t established as a basic human right in the first place shows the complete egotistical arrogance whites have shown and still, to a certain extent, show today. I believe that no man or woman should ever feel powerless or repressed under the control of another, no matter the race. Respect for another human being should never be a far away desire; rather, an unyielding expectation.
Possessive Investment in Whiteness Chapter 1: Essay Question
What main factors attribute to “white privilege”?
Emily Aitken Cowell 80A Section 22
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness Chapter 1: Essay In the words of Ampersand,