Why Complaining About ‘White Privilege’ Isn’t the Solution for African Americans

Written by William Pauwels on May 3, 2016

A recent headline read: Thousands of Teachers flock to ‘White Privilege Conference’.

Among other things, the article explains: “The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense “privilege” and repent.”

It also reports that thousands of educators were expected to be in attendance.

This is an outrageous movement – reverse racism at its worse. Our country and nation were founded by hard working, European White men and women. That’s a fact.

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Slavery existed the world over for thousands of years and was introduced into America by African slave traders. That’s a fact.

Over 600,000, mostly young white men gave their lives to free the American slaves. That’s a fact.

Black Americans and other minorities have now achieved legal equality of opportunity and they have received enormous and ever-increasing financial entitlements ever since. That’s a fact.

So it is now time for African-Americans and other minorities to take responsibility for achieving equality of results via hard work, education, and the investment of time, money and discipline in their families and communities. Focusing on White success and so called “privilege” is the wrong perspective. Jealousy will only foster hatred and more reverse racism and perpetuate the financial and social decline in the Black community.

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Share if you agree complaining about “White Privilege” isn’t the right solution for Black Americans’ ills.

William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

 

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