When you say “white privilege,” what do you refer to? Is it based on income? Because if so, Asian Americans, Nigerian Americans and Orthodox Jewish people seem to have more privilege than whites.
Is it based on educational attainment? Because, again, whites (and white men particularly) aren’t at the top of the podium. Asian Americans again surpass whites in this metric, and white women surpass white men.
Should white women feel more guilty than men?
Is it simply about being a racial majority in the country? If so, would you equally say that the racial majorities of virtually every other country, like Japan, China, Africa etc. should feel guilty about their majority status?
You then go on to speak about police brutality, of which there are obviously cases I won’t defend. But what about the instance of Michael Brown, the figurehead for the 2015-16 BLM movement who was found to have looted a store prior to attempting to strangle a policeman which resulted in his shooting?
Is the cop at fault in this scenario?
To continue your analogy of a child suffering at school, you mention paying extra attention to them and their needs. This is good.
But your analogy doesn’t connect with the response to most police shootings, in which blaming the teacher (the police) is the only response people will provide.
In the instance of African Americans, few people would dispute they live more difficult lives than the average white American, and much of this can be traced to historical injustices.
But given the vastly disproportionate crime rates exhibited in these communities, shouldn’t a discussion be had about how to lower this criminality?
The number one cause of death for a black man under the age of 45 is homicide, not at the hands of police but at the hands of another black man. As such, there are far more of these homicides than police shootings.
Shouldn’t addressing this fact be the #1 priority if we’re trying to save black lives?
Instead, the current discourse defaults to blaming police for unfortunate altercations with police, with no analysis into reducing crime rates in black communities out of fear of “victim blaming” as you describe it.
This kind of response ignores the primary issues and allows young black men to continue being murdered at rates higher than in the middle east.
And do you have concrete examples of how voting against Donald Trump is in the best interests of African Americans? Black unemployment reached record lows under Trump’s Presidency, while Biden was recently seen saying:
"If we cannot make significant progress on racial equity, this country is doomed. It's doomed not just because of African Americans, but because by 2040, this country is going to be minority white European. You hear me? ... And you guys are going to have to starting working more with Hispanics."
How are Biden or his policies any better for the average African American?