Posted by DopeFlyPosted by GenerousLeeb
There's also rich privilege, which I believe most white people get confused with, if you're rich you're powerful, I mean look at Oprah, she a black woman but she's rich, is she less privileged than a poor white male? I don't think so.
Let's also take for example Eminem, he grew up poor and fought really hard to be a rapper in a domain which was monopolized by black people, do you think he would have made it without Dre? I don't think so.
My point is there's rich privilege and there's also power privilege, who ever is strong enough, hard working enough is the privileged regardless the obstacles they face in life.
Oprah is few of her kind, a black woman that grew up poor and made it and became successful on her own in spite of being black and a woman in her time.
A white man that is successful and wealthy is among MANY of his kind, unlike Oprah, who is one in a billion, or as I worded it before, few of her kind.
The up-and-coming Oprahs will have to work several times harder and be thousands of times more perfect, charming and virtuous than her male, or white male counterpart; who will have a much easier time relating to the Old Boys Club, in other words, fitting in with those already IN power and gaining their acceptance more readily than a woman, much less a black woman, would.
Is it men's fault that they have that advantage, and others may not? No, because they didn't choose to be born who they are. It's not their fault on an individual basis, whatsoever. However, as a power structure, it IS their fault for keeping others(women, othered demographics)out for so long, and in turn, only helping themselves and their own kind, get ahead.
Oprah is a good example of somebody that defied the odds, but, the odds still exist!click to expand