Americans of African descent, specifically and people of color generally, have repeatedly heard statements from their white friends, co-workers, or community leaders say, “I am just a privileged white guy or girl?” Fact is, most Euro Americans consider and connect their Privilege to whiteness. Consequently, others that are not euro/white must wonder and ponder, what is the color of my Privilege?”
The concept of white Privilege affords Euro Americans the benefits of freedom, opportunities, advantages, pleasure, and honor. They have historically and continue to benefit from those pre-existing disparities that give them a better “starting point” in life.
The institution of White Privilege is not unique to the American’s (U.S.) orbit; it is a global phenomenon. White Privilege creates racial inequalities that affect the social and economic conditions of African Black People in America and across the world. Unquestionably it improves Euro’s chances to succeed and thrive. It is outrageous for anyone to pretend or believe that the color of one’s skin has no bearing on their life experiences and successes in America.
Although past Presidents have forecast their selections for the Supreme Court prior to a nomination, a plethora of white racist bigots are working at every level that kept an African/Black women out of the upper tiers of the legal profession. Case in point, President Joe Biden has stated that he will appoint an African/Black woman to the United States Supreme Court. To date, he has reached out to a list of highly qualified Black women with proficiencies and skills that far exceed many of the Justices on the Court today.
African-Americans/Blacks, for far too many years, have been governed by systemic racism, which has never valued our contributions. The concoctions used to maintain this hard-core racist scheme of turning us against ourselves were/is supported by governments, mainstream media interests, and global business elites.
President Biden is making a concerted effort to increase diversity on the Court. Women of color have faced devastating narrow-mindedness at every level in the judicial system in an effort to keep them out of the upper tiers of the legal profession. Critics insisted that President Biden is not choosing an African/Black woman solely on the basis of their identity. He is selecting candidates with sterling track records of professional accomplishments. I would challenge any of the racist haters to compare, side by side, the professional achievements of Biden’s pick against any Justice on the Bench today. The Supreme Court has one of the lowest ratings in its’ history. White Privilege must end with President Biden’s nomination; quite frankly, the Supreme Court’s legitimacy is at stake.
Melaninated skin, in some inexplicable way, seems to give racists the right to minimize African/American Blacks’ humanity. Educational policies in the U.S., to a significant extent, continue to contribute to the construct and reinforcement of White Privilege. Many racists in America want to go back to a time of BOOK BURNING. I am confident that members of the global community are wondering what happened to racial progress in America?
African/American Blacks will full throatily support President Biden’s pick for t Supreme Court. We will enthusiastically seek an end to emotional duplicities and economic terrorism entwined with Barbaric and Unjust policies.
It is in our best interest to fully understand the concept of white racism, which birthed white privileges, a doctrine without moral or scientific authentication. We must fully comprehend the social and economic impact of the sinister levels of miss-education and misinformation perpetrated against Black lives. Consequently, African-American/Blacks must no longer participate in our demise’s continued aiding and abetting. We are on the path of taking back our “Stolen Legacy”:
Melanated People are a glorious resilience people that have given so much to the world in the way of civility, culture, religion, science, education, mathematics, and grace; therefore, we will not remain silent and endure self-imposed genocide by not demanding privileges that others are given just because of the color of their skin. Most importantly, as we move forward, everything that we should control, we will maintain. By seizing total power over our monies and our minds, we will diligently work to connect High-Income Earning Blacks with the cause of complete Black liberation.
It is a historical fact that from the very beginning, based on the color of our skin alone, racial discrimination and the denial of privileges experienced by African-Americans/Blacks have been different from that of any other group in America. African-Americans/Blacks have systematically been forbidden the fundamental rights, opportunities, and privileges afforded others merely based on the color of their skin.
Africans and their American-born descendants have endured one of the cruelest forms of RACISM ever known to humanity. Hence the brutal system is known as “The Peculiar Institution” was born. Our ancestors, who were considered only 3/5 of human beings, consistently resisted enslavement; therefore, our demands for impartiality and full participation in American society have continued today. Although our strategies have varied, our collective goals of total freedom and equality remain unchanged.
The Fierce Urgency for Justice and sustainable Liberation requires us to enthusiastically re-evaluate our relationships with ALL entities that work against our interest. Therefore, African-Americans/Blacks will critically assess the attitudes and actions of companies and individuals and not patronize any institution that continues to disrespect Black People, Black Prosperities, and Black Lives.
Moving forward, we will break the cycle which has created, among some of our red hats brothers and sisters, a type of self-hatred, self-deception, and suppression of our progression.