I want to go over a list of "proofs" of white privilege that Zach posted a couple times. Reading the list real fast makes it seem like a legitimate thing. Reading it with comprehension, however, brings a totally different result. Everyone can do that. Not just white people. There are black schools, black churches, even neighborhoods where whites aren't welcome. A black person has a much easier time staying away from whites than a white person would blacks. Easily verifiable fact. Question Begging; assuming that whites are trained to mistrust other colors. You can't use the assumption in the proof. It's invalid. Hmmm. This doesn't apply to any color. Only the reasonably well off. I know for the first 30 years of my life, this didn't apply to me. Especially when I first got married, up until I joined the Army. I could not afford to live where I wanted. This is actually a very racist statement on her part. Here she is saying that a white neighborhood is pleasant, while a black neighborhood isn't. Regardless of her showing her racism, this is simply not true, per my answer to number 3, and because it's just an idiotic assumption. The nicest neighborhoods I've lived in had the snootiest people that I didn't get along with. And completely contrary to what she's saying, the neighbor I most got along with in the Army was a black man and woman. Again, nothing to do with color at all. This has to do with location and wealth. BET. Need I say more? Black people only account for 13% of the population. And television and media want to relate to the widest audience possible, so naturally they are going to portray the majority. It's just good business. I was going to somewhat agree with these two at first, until I started thinking. In school, even in a predominately (and sometimes solely) white school, I learned about black men and women of history. First one that pops into my mind is George Washington Carver. White or Black. Doesn't matter. Both are blatantly false. It all depends on where you are. I was the only white person among a group of basketball players once in the inner city. My opinion was heard. And then, in the suburbs, the opposite happened. It's all a matter of context. Everyone can. I feel like a dozen is enough. Basically, everything she's saying either has nothing to do with race, and is actually a product of income or geolocation, or is plain wrong. Oh, there's a couple that actually made me laugh that I want to get to: In the Army, this was pretty much the opposite. It was hilarious, and a joke that we used to discuss. But, my NCOs were almost always non-white. In order, my Platoon Sergeants were - Hispanic, White, Black, Hispanic, White, Hispanic/Black. My First Sergeants were - Hispanic, White, Hispanic, White, Black, Hispanic. My Command Sergeants Major were - Black, Black, Black, Black. So, out of the people in charge of me, 4 out of 16 were white. Only 25% shared my skin color. Not me. I'm too white. These brown "flesh colored" bandages look nothing like my skin. Not even close. I'm not an albino, but I'm a ginger. So, flesh colored for me is basically snow. Is this one still talking about color? Seems more like it's talking about the homosexual agenda. Anyway, it is my opinion that while racism is alive and well today, as evidenced by some things I've heard since leaving the military (casual use of the "N" word, saying that black people look similar to monkeys (which some of them do, honestly. But that's not to say that black people ARE monkeys. I saw a white guy the other day that looked like Mandark off of Dexter's lab. It was in no way derogatory towards his race.)), but it is no nearly the epidemic that some people make it out to be. You want to see race disappear? Join the military. Race goes out the window. Color doesn't matter one iota. That's where we need to get as Americans. But you know what? I never had to feel bad about being white in the military, either. So this whole "white people are oppressing black people" narrative doesn't fly with me. I've seen a place where racism didn't exist. You know why it didn't exist? Because it wasn't allowed to. Not because someone had to apologize for their ancestors.