Shields of Impunity
White privilege in my mind, is not unlike a shield of impunity. A shield given to a majority white populace, in order to blind white society to reality, and fill them with a good cop(Andy Griffith style) police paradigm. See, your white privilege shield, though it appears to be for Your protection... is not. It is for the protection of those that seek to oppress the minority populace, without upsetting the white populace with the brutal reality.
What that means, is that white people are not inherently racist or bigots... it means, the authority figures recognize that white people have POWER. And, they recognize they also have compassion and caring deep down in their hearts. The authority figures, must then hide the truth from these powerful people, so that they do not oppose the oppression of others out of the kindness of their hearts.
Do you not see... how this makes white society... the most oppressed of us all? Do you not see... how the cops grant privileges to white society, in order to provide incentive to maintain the status quo of SILENCE? Do you not see... how white society, with it's control over media, and the government, and the money... is made a willing accomplice in oppression? Do you not see...
Inequality... remains invisible... to those who do not experience it.
Inequality... remains tolerable... to those who do not suffer as a consequence of it.
Inequality... remains acceptable... to those who administer it.
Inequality... remains favorable... to those who benefit from it.
Inequality... remains unexamined... by those who have been shielded from it.
To all the white people of America... Don't throw away your white shield of privilege... use it to be the defenders of Justice you have always had the power to be. Take to the streets, use your shield against those who would make you an accomplice. Meet those Police shields of impunity... with your own. Stand in front of black, brown, & red protesters... with your invisible shield of protection... and prevent the breaking of their bodies, minds, and spirits. They are you brothers and sisters... and, you have a super power they need so desperately... you, have a shield. Now, go out... and USE IT!