White but not proud of privilege

Harley Guyton,
Waleska, GA

Being a white passing Arab has its benefits. To others, I am seen as privileged. That is something I am not proud of though. Not only is there a disconnection with my culture due to the color of my skin, but there’s also a disconnection to society. White privilege is something a lot of people try to deny. Are they scared? Do they want to be oppressed? Is it guilt? As much as we want to view everyone as equal, there are many people, specifically of power, that don’t treat everyone as if they are equal. This can be seen in policing, media, and even in pay. White privilege is a thing, and although we can’t get rid of it, we can use it to help out those who can’t speak out for their selves.

 

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