I keep hearing the phrases “white privilege” and “white supremacy” every time a race hustler spews their nonsense. I want to know where the hell I can get mine. My environment was far from prosperous. I come from a working-class family in a racially ‘diverse’, economically depressed neighborhood. My mother raised 7 kids, mostly by herself because both ex-husbands thought child support was a joke. We all worked. My two older sisters worked two part-time jobs, and my mother worked to make ends meet. It was a hell of a struggle.
I joined the Army at the age of 18 and served a total of 30 years (20 Active, 10 Reserves). My skin color didn’t exempt me from two combat tours in Iraq. My Associate’s Degree was earned at a community college because that’s all my GI Bill and pocket could afford. My pension is still not enough to cover all the bills, but I still have Social Security. Whoopie.
No one gave me a free meal ticket because I’m a hyphenated ‘Caucasian’. Some people may have a terminal case of white guilt, but I have no reason to feel guilty. I’m Irish, Scots, German, and Cherokee. I will never apologize for my ancestry, heritage, or skin color. Get over it.
Having lived and grown up in a hardscrabble environment, I don’t need some mealy-mouthed liberal preaching about privilege in an attempt to elicit guilt to justify their own bigotry.
Anyone who has a problem with that can kiss my bare white ass.