Hear ye, hear ye, all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color! Pack it up civil right advocates, it’s time to go home. We’ve got it all wrong. According to I am Jim, “being white . . . is not an actual privilege. Neither is being male, or straight or any other form of identity that the Woke target.” (We can assume by “Woke” you mean marginalized people seeking racial equity and our supporters.) No material advantages to whiteness. Nothing to see here, move along.
You may be on to something though. Now that I think about there aren’t enclaves of white people holed away in gated communities—they’re all beautiful people of all races. The penthouses and power suites across America aren’t dominated by white people. They’re riddled with beautiful people with winning personalities. Straight white men? Not so much. I see.
For example, that the office of President of the United States has been held by forty-five, straight, white men and one Black man is purely coincidence. We got it now.
Come on, man.
Intelligence, talent, bravery, conscientiousness—and we can’t forget character—are indeed advantageous. But there is no advantage quite like being white in America. Whiteness affords advantages in spades.