The regressive left is completely obsessed with identity.
They are so obsessed, that they believe self-identification effectively alters someone’s value in certain contexts. If you’re black, for example, you are uniquely qualified to talk about issues that deal with “blackness.” This is normally pretty ambiguous, of course, so this can sometimes change at a moment’s notice.
One thing that doesn’t change, however, is the fact that the straight white male is at the top of the privilege food chain, and is therefore not allowed to talk about…anything. Opinions on affirmative action? Too bad. Have a problem with black-on-black crime in inner-city environments? Shut up and keep it to yourself.
Included in this mentally deranged school of thought is the idea that this so-called privilege makes everything easier. Leftists oddly ignore the fact that whites living in Appalachia are among the poorest people in the United States, but that doesn’t matter because of something that happened 200 years ago. Whiteness, we are told, essentially guarantees you a high standard of living, an advantage in the workplace, and nice cars (probably?).
The image to the left gives us a more accurate depiction of what privilege gets — and that is nothing, because it doesn’t exist.
~ Facts Not Memes