A Simple Reflection on White Privilege
What is white privilege?
It’s not having to hear comments like: “He got in where? [insert name of top school]. No way! He’s not smart enough. He only got in because he’s black.”
Right, because as black students we didn’t take the same courses, complete the same homework, take the same standardized tests, take the same ACT/SAT and graduate with a high school degree like white students. We simply checked the box that said we were black on our college applications and were granted admission into any school of our choice.
Instead of automatically jumping to the argument of affirmative action in college admission, I hope you realize that comments like this dismiss 13 years of schooling. Instead, it favors the opinion that the only way a black student can get into a top college is because of race. It has nothing at all to do with intellect or hard work.
Do you get it now?