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Your Complaints Reveal Your Privilege...

Think about the things that get under your skin. Arguing over what to eat tonight. Amazon being sold out of Chromebooks. People not liking your posts. These are things that show the privilege in your life. Someone in a third world country would look at you and your spouse/significant other arguing over what restaurant to go to as... ridiculous. You not only have a choice of what to eat, you have SOMETHING to eat. A child who never gets the opportunity to go to school will look at your frustration over sold out Chromebooks as, “rich people problems.” Your child is entitled to an education, and you have the means to help them get their supplies.

In America, the debate over race, and political affiliations have reached a tipping point. One of the main issues we have is the denial of a difference between the lives lived by whites versus everyone else, especially black people. If you are white and reading this, ask yourself this, “Would I want to switch places with any black person that wasn’t a person of fame, status, or influence?”

If the answer is no, it’s probably because of the differences that in your heart, you know exists. And, if that is the case-don’t be a part of the problem by denying that things like privilege exists. Everyone has some sort of privilege. Again, just listen to what you're complaining about. Wearing a mask? People protesting? Why does every thing have to be about race, "all of a sudden?" Having complaints like these reveal your privilege. And having privilege isn't a bad thing, unless you use it for bad reasons. Like denying that you have it, or stopping other people from leveling the playing field so everyone gets a fair shot. White privilege doesn’t mean you didn’t have to work hard, or life didn’t deal you a bad hand in some way. It does mean that the system is designed to help you more than someone who doesn’t look like you. It would be great if the new normal would include the same opportunity, the same liberty, the same justice for all. If everyone had a chance to complain... about the same things.

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