Ted Cruz has lashed out at Oprah Winfrey after she openly discussed the issue of white privilege in a new interview. The Republican senator accused Winfrey of racism. Cruz sent a tweet sharing an article from conservative outlet The Blaze slamming Winfrey for highlighting white privilege during an interview on her new Apple TV+ show The Oprah Conversation….
I had my green card renewed this past Monday, without incident. The entire process took 15 minutes. That’s privilege at work. I’m a college-educated white woman and I was processed in Virginia by a staff who did more to promote the greatness of America during those fifteen minutes than the entire Trump administration has done…
“I will spend every waking moment of the rest of my life making…Black Lives Matter activists and other professional victims a living hell.”
“Talking Points believes this is all about race. The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with”
“A 1999 study by the New York Attorney General’s Office found that ‘Stop and Frisk’ was unevenly applied — minorities were stopped disproportionately.”
“It’s become more acceptable for people to insult whites, especially white men. You’re seeing more and more whites starting to develop a certain amount of white identity.”
Confronted with unarmed blacks, law enforcement goes in for the beat-down. Confronted with armed white guys, they prefer to wait and see
On the anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder, a group of heavily armed white militiamen paraded around playing army, and looking for trouble
For the second time in a year, law enforcement officials held their violent aggression and hostility normally reserved for peaceful African Americans in check when a mass of armed white men began clubbing, stabbing, and shooting each other in Waco Texas.
Now, another white man is walking free after shooting a Black police chief in Oklahoma investigating a possible bomb plot against a Head Start school in the presence of four other law enforcement officers.
If the last 2 weeks of reporting and punditry tell us anything, Fox “News” is willing write off one side of the racial divide for generations; the same way the Republicans have written off the Latinos that Fox “News” is hypocritically trying to attract.
Contrast law enforcement’s overwhelmingly violent military response to peaceful, and unarmed, African Americans protesting the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed African American teenager at the hands of a white Ferguson police officer and one can hardly claim law enforcement does not apply a different standard to armed whites as opposed to unarmed African Americans.
Economically disadvantaged white people have the hardest time accepting that they have white privilege, but they do.
White people have largely ended violence. Now, it is time for telling the truth about privilege and facing what it means to lose it.
Part of white privilege is not realizing that, for young black men, “the rule of law” is not much protection at all.
In Victoria Secret model Cameron Russell’s TedX talk, she discussed winning the ‘genetic lottery’ and the privileges afforded to her purely because of her looks, including white privilege.