Over the weekend, liberals did their best to make ‘#MyWhitePrivilege’ trend on Twitter, as documented by Townhall.
The left-wing fetish for victimhood and oppression is nothing new. However, the anecdotal stories which were shared for the purpose of affirming the existence of so-called white privilege came crashing down in the face of cold, hard facts.
Everything You Need to Know
The ridiculous #MyWhitePrivilege campaign was comprised of tweets in which white liberals claimed to have experienced situations where they were treated favorably because of their skin color.
See for yourself:
Was caught trespassing in someone's backyard (due to Craigslist housing scam) and didn't get the cops called on me, no weapons were pulled, was invited in the woman's home, had a calm conversation. #MyWhitePrivilege (*white pretty female privilege)
— Hayla Stewart (@Haylabobayla) March 31, 2019
Because of #MyWhitePrivilege I was able to run through 3 different credit cards at the same register, all with different names, at a Target in Florida. I made my purchase using my father’s card. The clerk waited patiently as I sifted through my wallet.
— Tina (@TinaterraTerra1) March 31, 2019
Apparently, the people who tweeted with this silly hashtag didn’t realize that there are many factors which impact the outcome which one has in life. Being white does not automatically grant someone these amazing privileges which minorities do not have.
The woman who admitted to being caught trespassing in a backyard may have been shot if a man were in the home or if the woman who found them happened to be a different person. Likewise, a person of any color could have used their father’s card without having any issues at Target.
The Real Privilege is Money
One of the most interesting things about this attempt to make white privilege a real thing is the timing of it all. This conversation came right after Jussie Smollett faked a hate crime, yet managed to get off with no charges and have his record sealed. This is a feat which represents real privilege: money.
Privilege is America is definitely real. However, the left tragically fails to realize that privilege comes from money, not the color of one’s skin. Smollett obviously had friends in high places who were able to cut corners and get him off despite his criminal acts. This is something which often happens when one knows the right people.
Had someone with less money, white or black, staged a hate crime against themselves, they would rightfully be in trouble with the law; only, the charges against them wouldn’t magically vanish as they did with Smollett.
Next time liberals want to scream about white privilege from the rooftops, they need to remember the Smollett case.
Liberals on twitter are really trying to get this #MyWhitePrivilege trending the SAME week Jussie Smollett had charges for staging a hate crime dropped?!
Seriously. You couldn’t pick any other week?
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) March 31, 2019
I lie about Trump supporters beating me up in downtown Chicago and then scam out of 16 felony charges. #MyWhitePrivilege
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) March 30, 2019
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