This argument comes a day after Senator John McCain tweeted, “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn't he just there last week? 'Iran launches monkey into space,'” followed by “Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?” No matter what race you are, making race jokes is not cool. For a senator—a government official—to publicly compare someone to an animal is out of fucking line, especially when people of color are typically compared to monkeys as an insult.
As many people already know, I'm not easily offended, but I'm so fucking sick and tired of level of racial bigotry and disrespect. (It seems like it has inflated since President Obama has been in office also).I have no problem with white people acknowledging their white privilege, but that does not mean rub it in. Hell, if I was entitled, I'd probably enjoy reaping the benefits of it, but I wouldn't get upset that others are trying to better themselves. That's just disgusting.
As a person of color, how do you feel about white people parading their white privilege? As a white person, what are your feelings about white privilege? Do you embrace it or try to combat it?
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