Now, we’ve all heard the latest prog clap-trap: White Privilege clap-trap.
Does being White gives one a leg up on everyone else? No. Asians make up less than 20% of the students in Fairfax County Public Schools, but are more than 50% of the students admitted to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Why is that? Asian Privilege, perhaps? Blacks and Hispanics are admitted to TJ at far lower percentages than they occupy in the FCPS student body. Why is that?
Asian have higher graduation rates than Whites, who have higher graduation rates than Hispanics, who have higher graduation rates than Whites.
Asian earn more than Whites, just as Whites earn more than Hispanics, who earn more than Blacks.
Obviously, if Whites had all the power, and exercised that power to discriminate against people of other races, Asians would be down there with Hispanics and Blacks. But if a cop sees a car full of Asian teenagers driving down the road at 10:05 PM, he probably figures the library just closed. He does not think that if that car full of Blacks or Hispanics. Call that “Asian Privilege”.
So the question is, WHY does that cop think as he does?
The fact is, Asians commit fewer crimes than Whites, who commit fewer crimes than Hispanics, who commit fewer crimes than Blacks do. Asian teenagers are more likely to be at the library studying. So this “Asian Privilege” and “White Privilege” is the result of the actions of generations of Asians and Whites.
Which brings us to the Rat Race. The progs like to cry that it is not “fair” that Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to start off poor, and so it is not “fair” compete with Whites and Asian. But how did those Whites and Asians start off in such a better positions?
The children of Whites and Asians are better off because of the actions of their parents and grandparents and great-grandparents reaching back millennia. The Rat Race is not an individual event, but a relay. White and Asian parents tend to pass the baton to their children a bit further down the track than do Hispanic and Black parents. White and Asian parents also teach their children how to run the race faster.
Is is “unfair” for Whites and Asians to teach their children how to read before Kindergarten, when fewer Blacks and Hispanics do?
Is it “unfair” for Whites and Asians to foster a respect for education in their children, when fewer Blacks and Hispanics do?
Is it “unfair” for Whites and Asians to discourage their children from having children out of wedlock?
Of course not. Blacks and Hispanics could do the same. If they choose not to do these things, doing them is not “unfair”.