A White Man Responds
An answer to Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer’s “Open Letter to White Men in America”
by David Sims
DEAR WHITE MEN,
You are persons of privilege.
We are not.
Since you think that we are, you should identify the source of those privileges. Who’s privileging White people? Other than us, I mean. It isn’t a privilege if we work and keep what we make. That’s a right. It isn’t a privilege if we earn, and then keep our earnings. That’s a right, too.
Whites and non-Whites should have the same right and the same opportunity of doing things for themselves. And, to the extent that the rights are augmented by privileges, the favor is most definitely on the non-White side. Those non-White races are the ones privileged with official favor, with Affirmative Action, with welfare money, and with political correctness. The non-Whites are persons of PRIVILEGE, the source of which are laws and governmental policies which, by right, should not exist.
The reason Whites are still better off, despite not having the privileges that non-Whites have, is that Whites are just better people.
You didn’t earn it.
On the contrary. We did earn what we have. We still do. The non-White races are the races that get most of the benefits that they didn’t earn. Such benefits are a privilege that require Whites to labor, so that non-Whites could enjoy.
More than likely aren’t yet prepared to either admit to it or lose it.
Admitting to lies would make us liars like you. Why should we lose what we have earned? We already do lose (to the Blacks) money that we have earned, but why shouldn’t we act to redress the injustice of these robberies-under-color-of-law?
This letter, written by one of you, is offered to invite you on a journey of insight, honesty, hard truth and just living.
Your letter, whatever your race is, is pure deception, and you invite us on a journey though a pile of bullshit.
Privilege can be hard to see, mostly because of what doesn’t happen to us when we have it.
Privilege, where it actually exists, can be easy to see. An EBT card, for example, is easy to see. The stuff you can buy with it, with money you didn’t work to earn, is also easy to see. The reason so-called “White privilege” is hard to see is that it isn’t there. It doesn’t exist. The only privilege Whites have is their own nature, which is distinguished from that of lesser races by being relatively more intelligent, more honest, more willing to delay gratification, and less violent.
One of the four reasons James Cone offers in his landmark essay “Theology’s Great Sin: Silence in the Face of White Supremacy” for why men of privilege remain silent in the face of so much racial injustice is: “They don’t have to speak.”
This isn’t one of theology’s sins, and James Cone is a Black radical preacher who has been very vocal in his resentment of White people. He thinks Whites are privileged, but he is wrong. Nobody has privileged Whites, unless it is God doing the privileging by making Whites a better race in general. And God can do whatever He wants to do, even if it seems “racist” to those who don’t like what He did.
We aren’t getting arrested at four times our population rate.
We aren’t committing murder, arson, rape, assault, and robbery at ten times our population rate, either.
We aren’t being followed when walking through a department store wearing a sweat shirt with a hood.
Because experience has shown those who guard department stores that we aren’t exceptionally likely to steal merchandise.
Real estate agencies didn’t write codes, rules and laws that kept us out of the high rent districts and middle class neighborhoods.
Those rules were a good idea, while they lasted. It makes sense to distance oneself from groups who DO commit murder, arson, rape, assault, and robbery at ten times the population rate.
While we’re on the subject of quality neighborhoods, there are some good questions to be asked and answered. First, who made the places where White people live nice places to be? The answer is: Whites did. Second, who made the places where Black people live awful places to be? The answer is: Blacks. Whites aren’t preventing Blacks from doing what Whites did to make their neighborhoods into nice places. The reason Blacks aren’t doing those things is that Blacks and Whites aren’t equal in ability, nor do Blacks behave as Whites behave, and neither of those things is the fault of Whites.
Property values don’t go down when more than 10 percent of our neighborhood is saturated with people of our race.
The market price of housing in an area is not set by a conspiracy. It is set by how much people are willing to pay to buy a house in that area. If an area is saturated with people from a race whose per capita rate for committing violent crimes is ten times the population rate, then not many people will bid high for the right to live there. They’ll bid higher to live in safer places. That isn’t privilege. It’s wisdom.
Our children aren’t sitting in classrooms with teachers who are likely not to have even a minor degree in the courses they are teaching.
Then let non-White teachers get those degrees. Whites aren’t stopping them. Non-Whites are the ones with apparently no end of favor with providers of financial aid for college. If non-White teachers don’t have degrees, then they probably don’t have the brains required to get one. And that isn’t any fault of White people. It’s one of those grievances you’ll have to take up with God, because He’s the one who parceled out the IQ points to the races. White people didn’t do it themselves.
Young white men are not being gunned down by Black police officers in epidemic numbers.
Young White men aren’t running around selling drugs, pimping hos, or doing drive-by gangsta shooting. Young White men aren’t raping 18,000 Black women each year. White people don’t attack Blacks at the slightest excuse, or with no excuse at all. Black police officers don’t often find a reason to shoot young White men.
But young Black men do run around selling drugs. Young Black men do pimp hos. Young Black men do perpetrate drive-by gangsta shootings. Young Black men do rape 18,000 White women each year. Young Black men do attack Whites at the slightest excuse, or with no excuse at all. White police officers do sometimes find that they must, in self-defense, shoot a young Black man.
The races aren’t equals in their behavior. Any argument that implicitly depends on racial equality in behavior is an argument flawed by a false premise.
… I invite the White men of America with me on this journey of discovery.
What you do is brainwashing, not discovery. By the “journey” of repeatedly imputing undeserved guilt.
Ask those who don’t share your privilege to tell you what they see. It may not have escaped your attention that whether we are talking about Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, what Whites see and what Blacks see are not the same thing. There is a reason for that.
Yes. Some people see more clearly than others do. Because some people are more intelligent than others are. There is no parity in the perspectives of Whites and Blacks regarding such persons as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. The Whites are usually right, and what they say is usually the truth. The Blacks are usually wrong, and what they say is usually lies. When a sharp disagreement occurs along racial lines, and you wish to know the truth, you will listen to the Whites and tune out the Blacks. The only time that doesn’t work is in a movie, a TV-drama, or other fantasy whose script was written by Blacks or by Jews. The idea that Blacks are as truthful as Whites is as fictional as a typical ghost story.
Privilege comes at a price — and the price is the loss of a vision that admits facts that make accepting the privilege uncomfortable.
Whites are not privileged. A privilege is something you get unearned. Whites earned what they have. If you’re looking for privileges, then you’ll find them wherever people are getting what they have not earned. EBT credit accounts and hiring quotas are good places to start looking.
Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer (pictured above)
President of the United Church of Christ
Doctorate in White Privilege ← leftist theoretical trash
Shalom Award recipient for peace commitments ← favored by Jews
David W. Sims
Random Facebook User
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