Finn dAbuzz wrote:
Is there something particularly sinister about the majority controlling the government?
Not per se
, but it can and has lead to discrimination against minority groups.
I agree, and it can and has led to members of the majority obtaining benefits simply on the basis of their superficial membership, but it's hardly the case that it has been so for every single member.
People with true privilege
obtain it from being members of an elite minority, not the large majority. Certainly being white has been a clear characteristic of this elite minority in the US, but to claim that all whites enjoy the privilege
is absurd and divisive. Poor whites in Appalachia may have been marginally better off than black sharecroppers in Alabama, but that shouldn't be considered to constitute a privilege