So if someone disagrees with you and cites facts or asks for specific examples of your feelings, emotions and platitudes that is white privilege? When I was much younger I was pulled out of a vehicle and wrongly arrested for larceny. My car was surrounded by state trooper cruisers and plainclothes cop cars. Their guns weren't drawn but their jackets were pulled back displaying their weapons. If I were black could I use this as an example of racism toward me? If not, why not? If so, why? When I was a student at VCU I lived for a while with my grandma in her farm house that had no heat. I had to wake up at 4:30 am to start drawing water for my bath(no shower) and wet wash cloths to place around the edge of the tub to keep the winter air from blowing in. I would wake up in the morning and in my bed blow smoke when I yawned. I can remember taking night exams and walking home from the campus to the far west end. My grandma gave me rubber bands and plastic bags to cover my shoes. I couldn't afford winter boots. Can you tell me which part of this true story is white privilege? You don't want an honest conversation about anything. You want to talk about microaggressions, systemic racism (whatever that means) and other nonsense. Growing up in the deep south in the 60s I've seen racism and I have experienced real overt racism and I am white. I remember as a kid with my father driving by a lounge in rural Georgia. The sign out front said "No crackers allowed." I asked my dad what was a cracker and he said "you're a cracker son." Oh the humanity. People treat other people poorly all over the world and sometimes it is because of their race. It has been occurring for centuries. We don't belong to "tribes." Every person is an individual and should be treated and judged as such. I have given thousands of dollars of my services to people of all races who cannot afford me. These are proud folks and every year my wife and I receive bags of sweet potatoes and other vegetables on our porch as anonymous payments for services rendered. I consider this the way people should treat each other...nothing more. Other than run your mouth what have you done for the human race? Feral cats don't count as part of the human race. I have a few questions in response to you threatening diatribe. Why do Nigerians do so well in our country of systemic racism? Why do Asians come here in unseaworthy boats without a cent in their pocket learn the language and achieve amongst all of this systemic racism? Why did three million people from Africa and the Caribbean move to our country in the last 20 years? Was it for opportunity or did they want to experience systemic racism? How does a Cuban immigrant get off the boat with nothing, take a job cleaning bathrooms in a restaurant and within a decade own their own restaurant amidst all of this systemic racism? Before you start calling me racist or bellowing white privilege I thought you might be proud to know I have decided no more thousands of dollars per year to the VCU athletic fund from me. I gave this years donation to the Bob Woodson 1776 project and will probably continue doing so in the future. One last comment. I assume you are down for the BLM movement. In other words you are down for an anti-Semitic Marxist organization. In Los Angeles the Black Lives Matter attacked Temple Beth El, Baba Sali Congregation, the Kosher Mensch Bakery and Kitchen, Cong. Beth Israel, Cong. Beth Tivereth Avi/Morasha, Shaarei Tefilah Synagogue, Shalhevet Yeshiva High School for Girls, and a Shul wall on which were spray-painted anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slogans. They defaced a statue of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who lost his life during the World War II era to save thousands of Hungarian Jews from being gassed and cremated by Hitler’s Nazis in Auschwitz. It is your right to support and speak in favor of a virulent hate group such as this. I support your right to support bigoted, racist organizations. I don't agree with you at all but I support your right to free speech and your freedom to associate with whatever hate group you like. One final note. After 50+ years you may not see my shadow at any future VCU games but you will not sweep me out to sea. Is this the conversation you were looking for?I shared the post about troy here(sharing his life experiences with racism) and didn't see any response.
Also shared in a facebook fan group which i no longer admin.
He mentioned three words within a sentence, "black lives matter".
It faced fierce fire from some of our "fans" there, and got deleted, twice, and I kept putting it in, putting my two cents even firmer each time, finally figured it would face the same challenge to white privilege it faces elsewhere, and the same with the pic above, and the hoops shooting at marcus-david peters circle. All faced what I can only attribute to white privilege being threatened. That's what we're seeing these days. Those three words threaten white superiority in and of themselves. As does white and black people being shoulder to shoulder standing against racism.
I'm glad to live to see the day when racism has it's day in the court of public opinion. Seeing white privilege get outed is something we've all needed to see. We should all spend some time paying our condolences and put that sht in a grave.
It's also a good time to spend time looking inside ourselves (actually past time) and do a little internal diagnosis of what you find, be honest with yourself, some things are rotten, toxic, and don't belong in there. Get rid of them before they hurt other people if not for the sole reason of keeping it from hurting you along the way. It;s gonna eventually destroy you (as we're seeing some do to themselves simply looking at a pic of our guys together on that monument above) That's exactly what it's destined to do, no matter how you were taught or how you were raised, or what you think your good book was subjectively interpreted to tell you, that crap doesn't belong in the heart and soul of a good person. And if you insist on being a bad person, nobody has any more time for your sht, it's done enough damage already, .. please stay teh fck away from me, you know darn welll taking one look at me I won't tolerate it, and stay out of the way, there's a tidal wave going on which will not stop any time soon, and you're gonna get swept away out to sea, and nobody is swimming out there to get your ass when it does.