Everybody just hold your gray horses!
I will address the incomplete sentence of “Black Lives Matter” in another post. Right now we are doing this one.
There are too many definitions of white privilege and too many people using the term where it does not apply.
What is white privilege?
There is a white homeless lady who lives in back of Big Lots. She has a shopping cart and is bullied quite a bit for being homeless by Mexicans, White, and Black people. Big Lots helps her out by letting her wash up before the store opens and the Chinese restaurant gives her food.
Is this white privilege?
Does it pertain to her?
If she has white privilege then why is she homeless?
This woman has been denied disability and her social security check is very low and is only once a month. Not enough for her to live on or even rent a house. She has no family.
A white lady and a lady of color both arrive at a store 10 minutes before it opens. Both ladies sit in their car talking on the phone. The doors open to the store. Both ladies get out and walk towards the open door. The white lady got there first and went in first. The black lady went in behind her.
Is this white privilege?
Or did the white lady park closer to the door?
Should the black lady sue the store because the white lady went in first?
Both of these are bogus situations that have nothing to do with white privilege, yet, some extremist take the most minor situation and apply the term white privilege to it no matter how ridiculous it is.
Situations where white privilege appears to definitely be a factor.
The Jail Bird
Sherry, a white lady just got out of jail. She goes to the grocery store and steals $150 worth of food. She stuffed most of it in her coat and tried to run out of the store. She is caught by security who happens to be a black man. The stolen food is returned and she is told to leave the store and don’t come back. The manager writes the food off on his daily report. The police are not called. No report is filed against Sherry.
The Yogurt Lady
Tina, a black lady is on her lunch break from work. She goes to the grocery store to buy some yogurt. She puts yogurt in her basket. Another patron, a white person, calls the police and says Tina is stealing. The manager responds by allowing the police to empty Tina’s purse, and frisk her. Tina comes up clean on all accounts. The white caller insists that Tina stole something. The manager wants to file a report against Tina. The black security guard informs Tina that a white lady was caught stealing and let go with no report. The manager insists the earlier situation has nothing to do with this situation. Tina is angry about whole situation.
Point blank Tina asks, “Why was no report filed on the white lady who stole everything and just got out of jail, yet, all of this for me over a yogurt, plus a police report, and a frisk! I didn’t steal anything! I have money to pay for a yogurt! I’m on my lunch break!”
Tina’s question points directly to the manager’s upbringing and the white caller’s predisposition about black people. Tina proceeds to file a civil suit against the manager and the caller and she demands they look at the cameras and find the white lady who actually did steal and press charges against that lady.
The manager does not understand what he did wrong and does not think he did anything wrong.
He believes he was simply following store procedure on Tina, even though, store procedure was totally ignored on Sherry.
The caller was not in the store when Sherry stole everything. The caller insists she was just looking out for the best interest of the store and the community.
The caller does not understand what she did wrong. She swears she saw Tina stealing.
See Something Say Something
First of all you actually have to see something before something is said. Bogus made up calls seems to be the theme of the 2000’s. If I never hear this phrase again in my life I will be good.
This is an overused phrase by extremists who let their imagination run wild with fictitious sightings when nothing ever happened and was not going to.
“See Something Say Something”. The problem is they didn’t see anything.
- It was ingrained in that manager and the caller at birth that all black people are 100% sane enough to make conscious decisions to steal, rape, and kill.
- He was taught that it’s ingrained in black people at birth to commit crimes. Black people cannot help themselves because they are not smart enough to help themselves.
Even though these two concepts above conflict each other he totally believes it without thought or rationality to either ridiculous concept.
Psycologists in the 1960’s believed that black people were not capable of mental illness because black people were not smart enough to understand the concept of mental illness. This was actually in books and taught to the psychologists.
This belief still exists today in many many circles. It is a demeaning, degrading, ugly, insulting belief aimed solely at skin color. There is no sound basis for this belief yet it carries on in America like an airborne virus.
How can you be 100% sane to make a decision and at the same time not smart enough? That is dumb, yet, some people believe it without question.
- Special Needs Persons
There are two special needs adults who live with their parents and attend an adult daycare facility for special needs people. Tommy is black. Henry is white. The mothers get along fine and the men are friends with each other. The mothers take the guys to the mall for lunch. Tommy and Henry both have an episode due to their special needs problem. Both men can be hard to handle during an episode. The mothers are trained on how to deal with the sons who honestly do not know any better. Henry calms down. Tommy is in the process of calming down. Henry’s mother helps Tommy’s mother with him at the mall.
However, the police have been called on Tommy and Tommy only.
The caller stated,
“An out of control negro is at the mall hitting and swinging at a white lady in the food court. Please bring back up he looks very very dangerous. I’m so scared.”
Keywords=Negro and White lady. Those keywords are enough to get any police department’s blood boiling. This is a direct hit on the “White Woman Syndrome”.
The caller did not mention there is another man and another woman with her. It’s presented as an intentional assault against the white lady by a random “Negro” in the mall.
The Police Arrival
The police come to the mall in full force with guns drawn based on the caller’s word. The police have no idea they have been misinformed. You cannot blame the police for acting on wrong information.
Tommy and Henry’s mother see the police and beg them not so shoot. They explain that both men are special needs and they have episodes. The police don’t back down and demand Tommy stop what he’s doing and get on the floor.
Tommy and Henry become excited by the police presence and the episode starts back for both.
Neither can follow or comprehend instructions because they are special needs persons in the middle of an episode. The police are intent on wanting to shoot Tommy because the complaint was on him. The mothers stand in front of the Tommy to protect him and disobey the police’s orders for them to move.
Finally, a half hour later and after causing a scene with news cameras, the police listen to the mothers. They finally understand that the men are special needs. The police finally understand they have been misinformed. The police apologize and leave.
The police don’t give the callers fraudulent report a second thought. They should have if you asked me.
The mothers, who are in tears, take the men back to their facility without eating lunch. The men are still having an episode. It’s been a horrible day for all.
All because one person, who had no background on a situation, was afraid of a black person in a mall and purposely gave incorrect information with “hot keywords” knowing that the police would over react.
The mothers eventually press the issue and file suit against the caller for making a false call on the men.
The caller states “See Something Say Something”
The problem is, what the caller saw was inaccurate! Someone could have been killed because of the false call.
Start suing the callers and leave the police alone!
See Something Say Something
The caller uses this phrase to justify the call to police. The caller hides behind this to protect themselves from the obvious wrong doing.
See Something Say Something has been taken to level by extremists that it was never intended to be. Here lately this phrase seems to apply only if the person is black.
The store manager and these callers were jerks before they came into the store and they will continue to be jerks after they leave the store. The store manager was a buttface before he was hired into the job. And will continue to be a buttface when he leaves the job.
What do we do about these buttfaces making it difficult for anybody to do every day living activities such as pump gas?
- We need an official definition of white privilege and stick to it. We need to specify what kind of white person it identifies and pinpoint who is benefiting and/or abusing his/her privilege.
- All white people do not have white privilege and this seems to be the root of the debate.
- We need to educate everybody on this subject so that we can create a healthy environment by singling out the buttfaces and reteaching them where their parents failed.
- We have to understand that some people are content with being ignorant and spreading ignorance. This is not aimed at them. This is aimed at people who want to make a difference and who want to resolve the situation so we can all live in peace.
- Stop suing police departments and start making these bogus callers face the music they wrote. If the caller knows that he or she could face consequences for being a buttface I gurantee you they will think twice before picking up the phone over something stupid like black people barbequing, or dancing, or trying to attend school.
Put yourself in others shoes. If you were in Target trying to buy some toilet paper and someone called the police on you because they were scared of you and you’ve done nothing to make them scared other then pick toilet paper off the shelf; would you appreciate it?
No you wouldn’t. Investigate the situation or take video on the cell phone to justify your call. Otherwise. Go jump in a lake!