Jose Antonio Vargas has a new show on MTV where he questions squirming guilt ridden white people about their supposed white privilege. I wish Mr. Vargas would ask me about white privilege. I would then ask him a question. Who in the hell do you think you are? You are an illegal alien and have ignored our laws. Yet you are given your own television show and go around asking people about white privilege. Who is the privileged one here?. What country on earth, other than the USA, would award illegal behavior with a lucrative salary and a television show? Hey check out China or Russia and see if you get that kind of gig over there. The very race of people that you insult, by asking this question, gave you this opportunity.Viacom, which owns MTV, is primarily run by white people. Van Toffler, a white guy, is president of MTV. Instead of making the big bucks you should be in jail or having your ass deported.
Yes many white people have been guilty of evil in the past. They along with every other race, had a hand in enslaving people. However white people were also the instrument of change. The white men who formed the greatest government on earth gave a promise in Philadelphia of a brighter future. They said that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness No, this promise did not immediately apply to people of color, or women. Their generation was not ready to grant freedom to all. However the promise was for the future. People like Frederick Douglas, Ida B. Wells, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King and a multitude of others appealed to the conscious of America by constantly reminding us that the promise was not yet fulfilled. It was white people like presidents Abraham Lincoln, Harry Truman, and Lyndon Johnson, Judges such as Earl Warren, and Frank Johnson. Legislators like Thaddeus Stevens and Everett Dirkson. Finally the nearly 400,000 white Union soldiers who died to preserve the Union and end slavery These were the white people who actually had the power to do something about slavery, segregation. and inequality. What race you are is an accident of birth. I could just as easily be a starving child living in a hut in Ethiopia.. With the right attitude you can even rise above that. The privilege is not acquired through race or gender. The real privilege is being an American.