Re: White Pins For White Privilege
I want to further add that the entire concept of White Privilege dilutes the discussion of inequality to mere skin color, and precludes any discussion of life choices. It presumes that a white person whose parents are financially above average are only so because of their skin, and not due to anything else. It specifically presumes that this wealth (or any other "advantage") is unearned, which is infantile in nature.
It ignores everything that one can control, and only considers the only thing they cannot control. This is by definition racism.
I will give an example from my life: I am "financially privileged" in that my parents have built up something to leave to my sisters and myself. Now, if we attribute this to white privilege, we would ignore the fact that my mother and father both worked 80 hour work weeks when my siblings and I were children. That my mother still works 60 hour work weeks today. That my father would still be doing so if he were alive.
No, they didn't earn that. They were given it because of their skin. By the magic skin-fairies.
Do you hear the people sing / Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people / Who are climbing to the light.
For the wretched of the earth / There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end / And the sun will rise...