Cracked: 5 Helpful Answers To Society’s Most Uncomfortable Questions
I can’t help but suspect that this article is addressing self-proclaimed (or those who might as well be self-proclaimed) anti-sjws. How come? Oh, I dunno…
Now, we circle back to the idea I introduced at the start — you, hypothetical white male reader, didn’t own slaves or systematically shut black people out of the economy for 150 years after. But, you are part of a greater whole, and, thus, you reaped some of the benefits. In theory, we should all have learned this in history class — not just that slavery happened, but that we were all born at a certain level because we were boosted there by a complicated set of systems developed to reserve the best jobs, schools, neighborhoods, and social systems for people who look like us.
If they try to teach this in the classroom, critics will scream that they’re making white kids “feel guilty for being white.” But, there’s that confusion again — telling those kids they’re guilty (that is, “to blame”) for being white would be wrong. Telling those kids that, as white people, they are responsible for fixing inequality is just a statement of fact. The entire concept of civilization is that things are supposed to always be getting better — each link in the chain is hopefully a little smarter, richer, and healthier than the one before. That’s why the average American today dies at about 79, but the average ancient Roman died in their late 40s (even excluding those who died in childhood). But, improving means fixing things that are broken. That is, things that other people broke.
…call it a hunch.