Hey Man…. gimme some of that white privilege!
Some of that…walk down the street without “looking
Some of that…less likely to be a statistic.
Some of that…American
history created with me in mind.
Some of that…less likely to get shot by the police, even if
I am being irate.
Some of that… most of the government looks like me.
Some of that…not being punished for the color of my skin.
Some of that… not being the only one in the room who looks
Some of that…not having systematic oppression to hold me and
my family down.
Some of that…drive a nice car and they don’t think you
Some of that…live in a nice community and they don’t think
you a drug dealer.
Some of that…get an education and they don’t assume you’re
on athletic scholarships.
Some of that…get a stellar job and they don’t assume it’s
Some of that…I don’t have to change my hair and put on a
fake voice to be accepted.
Some of that…not being told to “watch your tone” at work
because you’re black and it makes them nervous if you seem even slightly
Some of that….my standard is accepted and expected.
Some of that…I live in a country that loves the HELL out of
me and shows me so every day.
Some of that…my children see positive images of themselves
throughout history so they grow up proud.
Some of that…never needing to explain to my kid he was
treated a certain way because of his skin.
Some of that…I don’t have to work twice as hard to get half
of what you have.
Some of that…I’m so privileged I don’t even recognize it.
Gimme some of that white privilege!
Because according to most of you, you’re not using it anyway.