Liberalism—dividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
How could that be racism?
But it doesn't have to be isolated to keeping persons of color "out". It could also be a systemic issue of culture. If you know no one who had been able to succeed at modest or more than modest successes, you're far less likely to be socially cultivated toward those goals.
To me, white privilege was a simple concept for me to grasp, despite being a white male. As a student in special education, I understood as a small child how privilege works in a multitude of ways. Not only was it more difficult for me to do well in school because I neurologically had difficulty doing certain tasks, but the learning environment presupposed that my method of learning was not beneficial to the rest of the student body, thus wouldn't be utilized. A student in special education is largely stigmatized by society immediately, and they begin to have their lives planned out as a result of the diagnosis, rather than their individual capabilities or interests. I never grew up with the idea that a college education was in any way a practical reality, whereas all of my peers were constantly inundated with the necessity and likelihood that they would get some sort of higher learning. Unemployment is huge among our population, and it's almost an expectation rather than an outrage. Socially, persons with disabilities are not seen as sexual beings, have more difficulty gaining relationships (especially romantic ones) or are even barred from such relationships by those deemed able to consent.
While race relations are different from what I described above, there's some level of continuity involved with the more abstract nature of privilege. It just seemed rather intuitive to me, but I know for many it's not. .Many people also see privilege as an attack on their own accomplishments. While some do that (reducing another person's hard work) even though they shouldn't put it that way, it doesn't make the concept not real. I think it's acceptable for me to say I probably had to overcome a lot more than the average person in order to do seemingly normal things. That shouldn't be seen as me saying you did not work hard to get where you were. I just probably had to go through more hoops or had less support in the process.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
If 50% of black customers at a buy here/pay here car lot don't make their payments, should the owner of the car lot look closer at any other black customers that come in, or should he ignore the facts and keep selling cars to people that don't pay and go out of business?
What would you do?
Let's take color out of it.
In a society like Mexico has where everybody is the same color, give or take, why do some people get ahead and some do not?