Also the extreme left have become annoying with their social justice rhetorics and attack on white privilege. Do you know how annoying it is to call a blue collar white guy who works a 70 hour week job that is shitty and dangerous by some snot nosed collage kid who hasn't worked, priveldged because he's white.
All this tells me is that you don't understand what the term 'white privilege' actually means (and neither, I suppose, does much of white America).
I'm saying this as a middle aged white guy who works 66 hours a week.
The point isn't how you demand it be understood but instead on how those people percieve the comment. Even if they are misunderstanding the meaning behind white priveldge its about how they interpret it in their own life. Thats why they are annoyed by the statement.
"How I demand it?" haha...ok. First, I'm not demanding anything.
Words have actual meanings. Just because you or others don't understand the meanings (likely because they don't want to) doesn't change the meaning of the phrase.
I agree with you that misunderstandings are indeed an issue around the term. I get that ignorance of the meaning can cause annoyance (on both sides, trust me).
I wonder, do you understand the meaning behind the phrase? Could you explain it in a brief fashion? Do you agree that it exists to some degree? To what degree do you think, I wonder?
Essentially the statement suggests that whites are treated better because they are white. If you were to place two people in the same scenario, one being white and the other not, the situation result would favor the white over the non-white.
So any case, police stops, job interviews, bank loans, housing, etc. Any situation favors whites over non- white.
Its a generalization, its not 100% true. Therefore it's racist to say there is white priveldge.
All it is, is an attack on whites. When there is a problem you blame the ethnic race for your problems. Rather than admitting that people are not equal and never will be. Some people will always need to work harder, try more and get turned down more often than someone else. They just want to say this is because the white man said no, why I can't be a billionaire.
Your understanding of the phrase is good enough; there are other pieces to it as well but they're more annoyances than they are things that actual cause a disadvantage (to whatever degree).
There are studies, many many of them, that provide evidence that "police stops, job interviews, bank loans, housing, etc. Any situation favors whites over non- white" is true. It's not at all racist to point to these studies and say that white people, because of the color of their skin, are treated differently than black people. These studies even show that black people show preference to white people.
It's not an attack on whites. Not at all. It's a PLEA for white people to understand that there are things inherent about being a black person in America that a white person does not experience, for example, when it comes to policing. It's a plea to keep things like Affirmative Action in place because there are actual statistical preferences in hiring/admission given to white people in college applications and in job interviews.
Not all people are equal, this is a fact. But when you have literally identical resumes submitted for employment applications, and one person is named Tanner and the other is named Ebony and there is statistical evidence that Tanner's resume (again identical to Ebony's) is selected for an interview more frequently, then maybe there is something going on even if at only an unconscious level.