We need to talk about privilege. For someone who is white and poor, talk of white privilege makes no sense. When you’re white and can’t afford to send your kids to college, your home town is dying, and you can’t get the necessities to live comfortably in the 21st century, the term white privilege has no meaning.
In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation explains why he believes the topic of privilege shouldn’t be painted. The fight can’t be made black and white. It needs to be red, white, and blue.