Re: White Pins For White Privilege
According to the dictionary, privilege is a special advantage available to a particular group of people.
Is being white an advantage in many ways?
What's the point? What good does harping on this point do for those who do not have privilege?
Let say my kid has an IQ of 100 (and no, there's really not much you can do to change it).
He's getting a C in his Algebra class. Some people (those with "smart privilege") get A's and it seems like many of them don't even study.
Do I have the smart kids wear "smart privilege" buttons so that my kid feels better?
Do I want the other kids to understand that they get A's only because they are privileged and that my kid can't be expected to get an A since he doesn't share that privilege?
How about the kids that are smart and work hard? Should they be made to understand that getting an A isn't really all that much of an achievement?
Do I tell my kid that it's okay for him to get C's because he's not smart like other people?
Or do I tell him that, even though it's harder for him to get A's in algebra than some, if he works enough, he too can get A's in Algebra.