Friday, January 10, 2014

My white privileged rant

After a lifetime of hard work, no handouts and not many breaks, I am tired of being told I am privileged because I am white. I'm privileged because I live in Canada who by proxy gets some of the spoils of the USA. I am tired of being clumped into the same category as American rednecks, right-wing nut jobs, religious zealots and greedy capitalists just because I share the same skin tone. I don't agree with them, I don't support their racist ideas or policies nor all the shitty things rich males in power have done. I've done my best not to take advantage of people, be a good person and make the world a better place while working and raising my child. I keep working at becoming kinder, less judgmental and cruel, more compassionate and conscious. I don't excuse my behaviour in the past and hope not to repeat it. So please, may I excuse myself from the finger-pointing discussions about white privilege.