By Caitlin Lowery:
When you, as a white person, post statements today that every one should ” move on” , “move forward” , ” stop spreading hate”, “show more love”, or be “united as a country”, you are showing your privilege.
Trump’s racism will never affect you. His discrimination will never affect you. His hatred for marginalized people will never affect you. So of course you can move on. Of course you can let it go and shrug it off. You were never the person Trump promised to go after. Your privilege is showing.
That is white privilege. The ability to choose to see the good in a racist, sexist bigot because you will not face the very consequences of him being in power. You do not have anything to fear. He never threatened to go after you.
But he did threaten to go after people. And those people are rightfully fearful of their safety, their children’s safety, their love one’s safety. Do not dismiss this fear because you are safe. Your safety is white privilege.
Your privilege is showing.