Racial Privilege Hypothetical

The dynamics of race are much more complex and nuanced than what search engines or Dictionary.com could fathom.

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The following is my best attempt to concoct a thought experiment to express what would have to be the case for have non-white privilege (of a specified non-white racial/ethnic group) in the same context that white privilege and supremacy exists today.


White people currently have privilege, colonized , and enslaved Black people in this thought experiment.

And this is the reality, so what you read below is the current state of the global paradigm of our shared global reality that is white supremacy.

White people are the only racial group that is privileged in modern society solely due to their physical features. This is true because of the following reasons:

Postcolonialism: White Influence on the Globe

Path dependencies ravage the native lands of First Nations, Black, and East Asian people in the postcolonial era.

But such injustices have also shown themselves to be the case in these United States. For instance, First Nations people, for all of their efforts in the name of resistance, have lost many integral aspects of their cultures, traditions, and even languages through the systemic efforts by white people to integrate them in re-education institutions and boarding schools. Black descendants of enslaved Black people continue to face intense discrimination in white society, had thier cultures stolen from them (but created a new culture of their own that includes aspects of each ethnic group that makes up the Black diaspora), and even face distrust from East Asian, First Nations, and other minority groups. In fact, postcolonial society reminisces colonial society so much that there is even the need for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, albeit with the competing 'All Lives Matter' movement or 'Blue Lives Matter' used as slogans to justify police brutality (and other forms of brutalization) exerted among {enslaved} and other ethnic and racial minority communities. This is a testament to the deep racial tensions at the heart of these United States which, not too long ago, encouraged and enforced segregation and discrimination against minority groups (primarily against Black people). Finally, while Black and First Nations} communities often see East Asian people as 'model minorities' (with the many attempts by white people to wedge divisions among minority communities), before the 1970's, East Asian people in the United States were often seen as lazy, uneducated people. This is due to the post-1970's spike in immigration from native East Asian lands.

But from Europe to , white influence has stretched far beyond the borders of nearly any other civilization in history. However, this has had numerous consequences on the homelands of First Nations, Black and East Asian people. First Nations lands, for instance, have been decimated by colonial influence and, in many cases, First Nations people are actually the minority on their own lands, with nations like these United States containing a very small First Nations population in comparison to the majority white people, as well as Black and East Asian people. Black lands, meanwhile, became resource farms for Europe, having been colonized (to some degree) since the days that Black people were enslaved by white colonizers and sent to . Finally, even East Asian lands have been affected as colonization and allyship with Europe have shifted traditional East Asian cultures from those that respected their land and culture to those that are willing to sacrifice it all for capital gain - a remnant of colonial mentality now ingrained in East Asian cultures. Furthermore, especially among First Nations and Black populations, Christianity has spread to become the predominant religion in these their homelands and among the Black diaspora.