FFT: Does White Privilege Mean Unfettered White Arrogance?

Today I liked a tweet that referred to South Africans reclaiming their land from white colonists. Almost immediately I received a tweet reprimanding me, No Vengeance; it’s Palm Sunday. The tweeter went on to imply POC were ‘useful idiots’ for not thinking like him.

Now I mean no disrespect, I only want to understand. Is it white privilege or white arrogance or both that make white people, in general, feel they can not only dictate morality but control the voices of other groups?

South Africans want their land back. If they can find a way to do so, I applaud their efforts. But to call that genocide is a lie and an attempt to erase history. Wasn’t it through genocide that white colonists in South Africa stole land from South Africans?

Why not tell the truth? Instead of race baiting and using #whiteprivilege to silence others from speaking out why not write about the real genocide that occurs daily in the US and in Palestine.

Israel is not only taking land by brute force in Palestine but also murdering women and children to get that land.  In the US,  a similar outcome using #policebrutality as the means.

Why is the truth so challenging for the prevailing culture?

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

5 thoughts on “FFT: Does White Privilege Mean Unfettered White Arrogance?”

  1. Hi Angela, I am a so-called black person and trying to figure out what’s on the mind of anybody let alone so-called white people is impossible. I just go by their actions or better yet inaction. I like to believe most see the injustice but don’t want to rock the boat or afraid to say anything. The so-called white supremacists are the most vocal and for the most part go unchallenged by whites who disagree.

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  2. Dear Angela, obviously there are People who cannot stand historical truth! It will take time until the majority of Whites understand: also they like all other People in this world are for the powers that be just either vegetables or weed! In face of Neoliberal-Capitalist-Fascist profiteers and warmongers we´re all in the same boat! Time for them to wake up!
    Cordial regards

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