Thursday, July 28, 2016

A quick note about privilege theory and niceness

Just made this comment in a discussion with an online friend who was talking about a nice white person who is obsessed with privilege and who hardly knows any black people:
What's sad is the nicest people are more susceptible to privilege theory because it preys on their feelings, and especially on their guilt about their privileges
I didn't add that, like going to confession, promoting privilege theory makes them feel better without actually helping anyone.

And, yes, in my experience, white privilege theorists have few black friends and those black friends usually have gone to the schools for the elite.

I did touch briefly on niceness and identitarianism in Unpacking “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack".