Extremely articulate explication of “White Privilege.” I love this so much. And the writer owns two livestock guardian dogs… 🙂
White Privilege and Black Lives Matter
Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’
(CARROLLTON, TX – CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION)
I’d like to start by stating that the phrase ‘black lives matter,’ is a true statement. I’d like to add that responding with ‘all lives matter,’ is a cheap shot. Nothing about the statement, ‘black lives matter,’ implies that only black lives matter. Saying ‘all lives matter’ belittles the visceral need that made it necessary for a people to scream, “I matter!” Please, people, just stop saying “all lives matter” as if you discovered an important concept. You just sound ignorant.
The phrase “black lives matter” is a cry for help and a plea for recognition about a certain fact in our society. And what is that fact? I’ll give you a hint. No white person in the USA has ever felt the need to…
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