Are you feelin’ the privilege?

Oz Conservative’s Mark Richardson has a good post exposing the increasingly outdated argument that white male’s enjoy a privileged position in today’s world.

White males are a rapidly decreasing percentage of the world’s wealthy. Not only do they have to share an increasing percentage of white wealth with white females (nearly 50 percent and rising), but in English-speaking countries, white males actually make less money than non-Asian minority males and females with comparable qualifications.

And lets not forget that many white males also live in middle-income parts of the world like Russia, Eastern Europe and South America, which are now poorer than much of East Asia. In the British Commonwealth for example, white Poles, Czechs, and Brazilians often fill low paid labouring jobs which many ‘oppressed’  non-white locals try to avoid.

Certainly a small percentage of white men and women do hold a lot of wealth, but that certainly doesn’t mean white people in general are either particularly wealthy, or have some undeserved privilege over other races.

 

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One Comment on “Are you feelin’ the privilege?”

  1. Will S. Says:

    “Certainly a small percentage of white men and women do hold a lot of wealth, but that certainly doesn’t mean white people in general are either particularly wealthy, or have some undeserved privilege over other races.”

    Exactly. It’s akin to apex fallacy in gender relations, where women only see the men above them, and bitch about the glass ceiling and/or wonder why there aren’t any good men…


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