If White Privilege Exists, then Why Can’t I Get a Date to the Dance?


Hi. Collin Ness here. Recently on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit I’ve been seeing a lot of Social Justice Warriors (SJW) talking about something called ‘White Privilege.’ They claim that it is the intrinsic advantages that come from being white in a Western society. I consider myself a pretty open minded person, and I’ve read my fair share of Reddit threads — but I have just one question for all those SJWs out there. If white privilege exists, then why can’t I get a date to the dance?

I consider myself a pretty swell and cute guy, who has had his fair share of lady friends. But the upcoming ‘Under the Sea’ homecoming dance is next week and I still don’t have a date. The part that really chaps my hide is that everyone else seems to have a date. If being white really gives me advantages in society, then why can’t I find someone who will go and dance with me?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for all my fellow classmates who have found someone to dance with. But whenever I go on social media and see posts about how white people like me are able to avoid harassment by police or enjoy success in school absolutely free from discrimination, I can’t help but think about how I’ll be spending more time next to the Walrus statue than I will on the dance floor.
Until I am able to find a date to the dance under the sea, consider me skeptical of this so called ‘white privilege.’

— Mark Wilson


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