Shockingly, A Study Finds White People Don’t Particularly Buy Into This White-Privilege Business

Do you believe white people benefit from “white privilege?”

Yes, that tagline is a joke. We know our readers think all this is brazen stupidity. The good news is, you’re not alone. From the New York Post

White people are quick to cite personal hardships instead of acknowledging that they are privileged because of their skin color, according to a new study.

Stanford University’s L. Taylor Phillips and Brian S. Lowery, writing in November’s Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, split test subjects into two groups — with one given more evidence of white privilege in American culture.

Those given more information about privilege cited greater examples of personal hardship than the control group, according to the researchers.

“Whites may claim increased hardships to maintain not only a positive sense of self, but also the material benefits associated with racial privilege. Whites’ claims of hardship might also serve to legitimize the racial advantages they enjoy, and thereby justify a system that benefits their group,” the researchers wrote.

Citing personal struggles helped test subjects acknowledge white privilege — while rationalizing that they’re not directly gaining from it, the study said.

As a remedy, the researchers suggest “privilege reduction efforts” focus on convincing or educating advantaged group members about privilege, and also on “reducing the feelings of self-threat this information induces.”

The study is, of course, ridiculous. No white people should even acknowledge “privilege” associated with race; the entire construct is a cultural Marxist attempt to sow racial division while delegitimizing the achievements of traditional American culture – not all of which were by white people. It should be rejected outright and refused credit.

But doing so, as is also true of claiming personal hardships (which is nothing more than acquiescing to the modern tendency toward victimhood, something else that ought to be rejected outright), will only lead to cries of “racism.” White people can’t win in this fray; that’s how it’s constructed.

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