The whole concept of our society to be used to be to do your best and people will eventually recognize talent.
It’s one of those things that used to make our country great, now we seem to have so many qualifiers in addition to doing your best it’s enough to drive someone crazy.
The whole concept of privilege based on something other than your ability is absolutely ridiculous because to say that someone needs to recognize the fact that they are white for example really doesn’t have much to do with anything.
Or black or man or woman or anything else. The whole concept of privilege based on a racial or gender characteristic is like someone saying that just because you have this particular quality that you can’t be rich or poor or anything else like that.
There are lots of poor black families the same way there are lots of poor white families. That guy at the gas company with his hand on the shutoff valve doesn’t care one bit what color a person is.
Via Daily Wire:
Even intersectionality Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez acknowledges she has some privilege. And, no, it’s not the privilege of growing up in the largely affluent Westchester county. According to the freshman congresswoman, she inherited “cisgender privilege.”
Speaking on The Intercept podcast this week, Ocasio-Cortez talked in depth about all kinds of privilege in the United States, from white privilege to gender privilege. First, she asserted that woke white people need to go beyond simply acknowledging the racism that pervades all of American society.
“Acknowledging racism is a really big step. It’s a really big step from where we were … It’s nowhere near enough and the solutions are so painful,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez went on to claim that white people have a painful time acknowledging the privilege they inherited because it damages their sense of identity.
“Frankly, I find it — I find the solutions for white communities to be very painful because it’s very painful for a community to understand and have go through this — like, you can be — the idea that you can be poor and benefit from the color of your skin does not compute for a lot of people,” she explained. “And going through that realization is very painful or even just economically for people that were born with silver spoons. It’s very painful to admit that you had advantages.”
Host Ryan Grim used Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s expression of his anger “in front of the whole country” as an example of what happens when white people are confronted with accusations of privilege, even though the man was being accused of sexual assault without evidence while nearly having his life ruined. Ocasio-Cortez agreed that communities have a difficult time acknowledging this privilege.