The term “white privilege” can be a little misleading at times as more and more from that particular demographic descend into poverty, but the truth is and will remain as I have continually stressed throughout the existence of this blog that the impact of policies and the direction this country takes will have a far greater impact on the nations than others.
When you’re on the bottom rung of disenfranchisement and not perceived as a voting or campaign contributions bloc of significance that is the reality, a reality history has verified time and time again.
It isn’t mere coincidence that Trump is enamored of one the worst presidents this country has ever had, that being Andrew Jackson.
Andrew Jackson who was also known as the “ndn killer” defied a Supreme Court order prohibiting his personal agenda to murder, steal, seize land, and drive indigenous people from their homeland.
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s hand picked crony in the assault on public education is tasked with being an advocate for education, for students.
As such her position includes providing input into such budgetary considerations – perhaps if our schools became charter schools or embraced the bullshit evangelical approach DeVos caters to and we all wrapped ourselves in the blood stained flag she genuflects to our children might be worthy of consideration – the “great white father” might toss a bread crumb or two their way.
It’s increasingly obvious that as nations we can expect nothing from conservatives or the current administration.
Nothing in the way of a level playing field for our children – nothing in the way of being secure from the ramped up resource and land grab.
Nothing with a twist this time around- a twist that will encompass a great many of those who voted for this current administrational aberration when they discover as the quality of education, healthcare, and the environment they experience declines that they likewise aren’t included in this concept of white privilege.
During the five hundred plus years of occupation our children have been as much a target as our women and our men have – they were ruthlessly slaughtered, compared to vermin, stolen and taken to “boarding schools” where they were beaten for speaking their language, sexually assaulted, and “civilized”.
They are no less vulnerable now, all that has changed are the weapons of choice…… and we were labeled as “savages”?