A professor at San Diego State University has offered to give her students extra credit if they take a quiz to ascertain their level of “white privilege.” The intrepid sociology instructor told her students that they can pad their grades by completing a “White Privilege Checklist” that is comprised of 20 questions designed to show that “racial privilege is one form of privilege.”
“Questions” to be answered include:
“I am not made acutely aware that my shape, bearing, or body odor will be taken as a reflection on my race,” and, “I can choose blemish cover or bandages in flesh color and have them more or less match my skin.” This leads directly to another question: “WTF?!”
Students were told to add up their scores. A higher score meant they had a higher level of privilege and a lower score meant they had a lower level of privilege. At the end of the “quiz” the kiddies were made aware of other forms of privilege, such as gender (male), sexual orientation (straight), class (upper), and religion (Christian), and were asked to identify any other types of privilege they could think of.
Finally, to earn extra extra credit, straight white male Christian students were asked to kill themselves. (Perfect score!).
Actually, students were told to also answer another series of questions given to them by the pontificating professor. These were: “Were you surprised by your score, or did it confirm what you already knew? Why is privilege normally invisible and what does it feel like to make it visible? Do you think this exercise is different for white students than for students of color? For black students than for Asian, Indian, Latino/a students, or other students of color?”
Professor, I can identify another form of privilege now. The clear and present privilege that leftist “educators” possess in living comfortable lives in the West while continually berating the very countries that are tolerant enough (or naîve enough) to let them determine who can speak, what is taught, what is politically-correct, what the definition of privilege is…and who is or is not a victim of other people’s presumed privilege.
Or, as Ben Shapiro recently put it, “The only real privilege in America is American privilege. Everybody in America has it…the privilege to make your own decisions and live the life you choose.” (Emphases mine).
Ironically, that real privilege is being eroded, gradually wiped away by the very progressives who claim they are victims of white privilege, Christian privilege, male privilege, heterosexual privilege, etc., etc. As they rail against the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and the “living document” of the Constitution in general, they bring us all closer to being ruled by a repressive-- eventually totalitarian-- government.
In attempting to replace our Bill of Rights with a bill of goods, these progressive poseurs are prying open a political Pandora’s box. We all know how that story ends.