Lately, in the wake of the global uproar over George Floyd’s killing in America, all we seem to hear is White Privilege This and White Privilege That!!
But what is this white privilege that people speak of?? Does it even exist??!
To answer this question, I will share with you what Suzanna Quintana said.
Suzanna Quintana, a blonde-haired Caucasian woman, is a respected global figure and expert in narcissistic abuse. She has written a few books on the topic, has helped many women and men worldwide, and has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX.
Here is what she had to say on White Privilege.
White privilege is real and systemic racism is real.
In the simplest terms:
400 years ago white people brought black people over here and enslaved them. And sold them. And treated them as less than human. For 250 years. While white men built the country and created its laws and its systems of government. While 10, 15 generations of white families got to grow and flourish and make choices that could make their lives better.
And then 150 years ago white people “freed” black people from slavery. But then angry white people created laws that made it impossible for them to vote. Or to own land. Or to have the same rights as white people. And even erected monuments glorifying people who actively had fought to keep them enslaved. All while another 5, 10 generations of white families got to grow and accumulate wealth and gain land and get an education.
And then 60 years ago we made it “legal” for black people to vote, and to be “free” from discrimination. But angry white people still fought to keep schools segregated. And closed off neighborhoods to white people only. And made it harder for black people to get bank loans, or get quality education or health care, or to (gasp) marry a white person. All while another 2-3 generations of white families got to grow and pass their wealth down to their children and their children’s children.
And then we entered an age where we had the technology to make PUBLIC the things that were already happening in private– the beatings, the stop and frisk laws, the unequal distribution of justice, the police brutality (police began in America as slave patrols designed to catch runaway slaves). And only now, after 400+ years and 20+ generations of a white head start, are we STARTING to truly have a dialog about what it means to be black.
White privilege doesn’t mean you haven’t suffered or fought or worked hard. It doesn’t mean white people are responsible for the sins of our ancestors. It doesn’t mean you can’t be proud of who you are. But it DOES mean that we need to acknowledge that the system our ancestors created is built FOR white people. It DOES mean that we aren’t disadvantaged because of the color of our skin and it DOES mean that we owe it to our neighbors– of all colors– to acknowledge that and work to make our world more equitable.🖤
BLACK LIVES MATTER!🙏🖤🙏
Perfectly put, Suzanna!!
Anyone who doesn’t get this by now is either incredibly simple-minded or just doesn’t want to.
Now, with regards to Black Lives Matter, most of you already know my stance on this, but I will reiterate for those who are a bit slow on the uptake.
There’s a difference between the BLACK LIVES MATTER message which I wholeheartedly support and the Marxist BLACK LIVES MATTER organisation, which I do not support.
Most people who support BLM message simply want police reform and an end to police brutality, NOT having the police defunded which the BLM organisation wants.
Most people are also able to differentiate between the two – the BLM message and the BLM organisation – and are not so unifocal or rigid-minded as to conflate both.
Now, if you wish to donate or help the BLM message, do not give your money or resources to the organisation.
Find other racial justice organisations instead.
Still not convinced on the BLM message?
Here, let LAURA CLERY explain it to you in basic terms.
Do y’all get it now??! Good.
Okay. No mean comments on Cher, Clueless or Alicia Silverstone – I love all three!!
Our Lady, Comfort of the Oppressed, pray for us.
ad Jesum per Mariam