this reckless undergrad just busted into the library blasting some top 40 hits on his ipod (talmbout that sara bareilles, that timberlake, that katy perry), then he watched 3 episodes of some obscure show featuring an old white man talking straight to the camera, while laughing loudly the whole time, and then he bounced. like why did u seek the peace and quiet of the library to carry out ur sunday afternoon tomfoolery session. but also how can i learn your ways, you seem to just get life.
Being privileged doesn’t make you a bad person, denying your privilege does.
Having privilege doesn’t mean that your life is sunshine and rainbows. It means that society favors people like you.
Your personal experiences do not erase your privilege.
Don’t be upset about being told you are privileged, be upset that the things systematically given to you are denied from others.
My problem isn’t the fact that he says “honky,” though. It’s that he puts “honky” in a black person’s mouth and they actually say it instead of him. He put a racist term into a black person’s mouth and had it thrown back at him to satiate his white guilt. That’s the way I look at it." - Cole Alexander of the Black Lips on Macklemore’s "Thrift Shop