In tidbit 5, I addressed Dr Joy DeGruy’s personal experience used to define WP. Now, I would like to address two more of Dr Peggy McIntosh’s 26 points--randomly chosen, by the way--she uses to define WP (See Tidbit 4 for her list). Remember, Dr Peggy McIntosh is considered the original standard for WP.
Let’s begin with: “15.I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.” First, 2Corinthians 2:11 instructs us not to be ignorant of the schemes/devices of the devil. One scheme of liberalism is to divide people into groups.[DJ1] According to ‘liberal theology’ (Col2:8) every person is placed in a group, or assigned a group. For example, following are some of the groupings liberals use for people: Blacks, Whites, Latinos, lesbians, gays, transgenders, pro-choice, anti-abortionists, rich, poor, men, women, Marxists, capitalists etc.
Whereas God begins with the individual, Whom He created in His image and likeness (Gen1:26-28), liberals begin with groups, which they use for moral authority to coerce political power.
Therefore, liberal political opinions (Col2:8) begin with the question, “How does a particular policy, or law, or judgment, affect my GROUP(s)?” For example, liberals group women together, and then assign them “women’s rights”.* One of their most important liberal women’s right is abortion, of which they interpret to mean that a woman has absolute control over her own body; rejecting any right of the baby or the father.
Now, on to Dr Peggy McIntosh. Let’s apply the liberal “group all humans” philosophy to Black people, who are the context of point 15. The liberal reason for placing people in groups is, and I repeat, to exert control over that group. As this relates to Black people, when Blacks are grouped together, the intent of the liberal mind is to cause all Blacks to speak/think/act alike! Said yet another way, to the liberal mind, Blacks are expected to think according to liberal expectations…or lose their Blackness, i.e.be labeled an Uncle Tom!!!
Following is Dr McIntosh’s position: in her 15th point, she argues that WP allows Whites the great privilege of living without the heavy burden placed upon an individual White person to speak for all White people. Obviously, by default, this assumes the opposite for Black people. In other words, because of WP, any individual Black has the burden to speak for all Black people!!
Incredibly…these very words unveil the very APEX of liberal hypocrisy! First, as wrote earlier, liberals group all Blacks together, which they use to coerce Blacks to think and act alike. Yet, according to Dr McIntosh’s number 15 example of WP, those same liberals who group all Blacks together, and demand that all Blacks adopt their liberal views, turn-around and accuse Whites of WP for expecting Blacks to think and speak alike!!
You need proof? Following are the most recent examples of White liberals ‘grouping’ Blacks, expecting them to follow liberal thinking. Liberal Joe Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Or, what about Chelsea Handler, who is White, pompously declared about her former Black boyfriend Curtis Jackson(50 cent), “and I had to remind him (Curtis Jackson) that he was a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump.”
These are perfect illustrations of two things:
1.White liberals grouping Blacks expecting them to think
according to THEIR enlightened philosophy!
2.Pure irrefutable liberal racism.
Or, how about Dr McIntosh’s number 9.“I can go into a music shop and count on finding the music of my race represented, into a supermarket and find the staple foods which fit with my cultural traditions, into a hairdresser’s shop and find someone who can cut my hair.”
Because my father was a Black barber, Dr McIntosh’s statement on hair-cutting caught my immediate attention. To save time, I will only comment on the hair-cutting part of her statement.
First, my Black father cut White people’s hair for over 30 years…which means they chose him…is this an example of White or Black Privilege? Remember, it is Dr McIntosh who presumptuously claimed: to easily find someone of your skin color to cut your hair…’IS’ WP!!!! So…and I repeat, what do you call it when a White man chooses my father, a Black man, to cut his hair? The liberal idea of WP makes it very difficult to be consistent!
Second, after my father passed, and I found other barbers to cut my hair, both Black and Hispanic barbers told me that in barber school they were taught to cut the hair of different ethnicities, both male and female! I have even had some Black barbers tell me they find it easier to cut White people’s hair than Blacks!
While I have never asked a White barber his/her opinion on this issue**, there are two fundamental reasons a White barber would not have a problem cutting Black/Latino hair:
1.Money. The White Barber who does not know how to cut Black
hair leaves money on the table. Because hair-cutting is a
business, that certainly would be unwise.
2.License. All states require a license to cut hair. Therefore,
because a license requires schooling, and barber schools teach
their barbers to cut all kinds of hair, I can’t see how a White
barber would have any problems learning to cut Black hair! I
saw Latino barbers cutting Black hair all the time!
The essence of Dr McIntosh’s statement is racist…it assumes Black people ‘require’ Black barbers; and White people require White barbers; and Latino people require Latino barbers! In practice…it just ain’t so! This is yet another example of Liberal racism! In this case, White liberals telling Blacks who should cut their hair!! Humans should choose whomever they want to cut their hair, not have to conform to liberal clap-trap!!!
I know Black women who have White hair-dressers, and even Latino hair-dressers! My wife has had both Black and White hairdressers, and presently has a Latino hairdresser…all by choice! However, according to Dr McIntosh, my wife ought to stay-in-her-lane!
Our church has a Hispanic salon owner, with different races comprising their hair-dressers…all serving different ethnicities! I have a Black brother-in-law, who married a Latino woman, and their daughter is a hair-dresser---how does her mixed racial heritage fit into Dr McIntosh’s WP scenario?!?! I repeat, the definition of WP must be consistent…because it is irrational!
In conclusion, WP advocates use their personal experiences to define WP---because it can have no objective standard!! In other words, a liberal can use anything a White person experiences—good or bad—and make it an example of WP! Therefore, WP is relative…and undefinable!
* FYI, all rights in our Constitution are individual--group rights do not exist!!
**Because it is so embarrassingly absurd!!!
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