A North Carolina African-American woman was outraged by the fact that her 2nd grader came home with a sheet talking about “white privilege”. The paper caused her second grader to ask his mother whether white people “are better” than him. She was angry because she thought as an African-American that it was her place to teach her son about race relations and not the schools. You can find out more about this story here.
Below are statistics that the paper stated regarding “White Privilege” in America:
“Governors: 96% white
Top military advisers: 100% white
President and vice president: 100% white
Current POTUS cabinet: 91% white
People who decide which TV shows we see: 93% white
People who decide which books we read: 90% white
People who decide which news is covered: 85% white
People who decide which music is produced: 95% white
Teachers: 83% white”
Now let’s just take for granted that these numbers regarding white representation in these categories are right. Next we will ask and answer a very important question – what percentage of the United States is White?
So according to the US Census Bureau 61 percent of the United States is White. Now the “white privilege” preachers will say “See that does not match up with the fact that 85 to 90 percent and sometimes 100 percent of these key positions in our society are occupied by whites!”
I could answer some of the disparity as to why Whites occupy a higher that their demographic size proportion of these positions with the following statistics:
Marriage matters. God’s design matters. When you follow God’s design that a man and woman come together in marriage and THEN have children and raise them together you will have more success.
Someone might say “Well maybe whites marry more than the other races in the United States – but they divorce just as much! So how do you answer that?” The statistics agree that relatively speaking divorce rates are the same amongst Blacks, Hispanics and whites as seen in the chart below:
First a note about divorce rates. It is true that officially speaking they are down from their high point of 50 percent in the 1980s. But the lowering divorce rate is deceptive in that the reason for lowering divorce rates is not because marriages are becoming more stable – it is because more people are NOT marrying and rather choosing to cohabitate instead.
Still it is accurate to say that roughly half of all marriages will end in divorce and that is a very sad state for the status of the family in our society. As I have noted many times one of the largest reasons for divorce is because of feminist ideology which has allowed women to be the primary instigators of divorce at around 70%.
But coming back to this issue of divorce and race – notice the orange bar in the chart above. While whites divorce at roughly the same rate as Blacks and Hispanics Whites remarrying at a significantly higher rate of 68.8 percent. What that means is Whites prefer marriage and they will most likely raise their children in a two parent home even if they divorce. Blacks and Hispanics tend to raise their children in single parent homes at a far higher rate than whites due to two factors – the first is they have children out of wedlock at much higher rates and secondly when they do marry and then divorce they are more likely to stay single after divorce.
I could list all kinds of statistics that show the relation between single parent families and poverty and crime but you can find those for yourselves on many government websites.
My point is it would be very easy to show that a sizeable part of the reason that Blacks and Hispanics do not hold positions of power at rates which match their demographic size in the United States is because of poor personal life decisions that affect their own lives and the lives of their children. It is not hatred toward Blacks or Hispanics to make such a statement – but rather it is simply a statement of fact.
But now let’s look at this from another angle. What if Blacks and Hispanics did not make these types of poor life decisions at much higher rates than whites? Would that completely account for the disparity in their representation in positions of power? The answer is no.
Ethnic Dominance Is a Human Trait Common to All Nations
Even though bad life decisions certainly can affect a minority ethnic group’s economic and power status within their countries it is not the only factor. There is a significant factor that has absolutely nothing to do with bad life decisions on the part of a particular minority ethnic group that affects their economic and power status in any given nation at that is Ethnic Dominance.
Human beings naturally cluster by ethnicity and they naturally prefer their own ethnicity to others. They consciously or unconsciously choose their own ethnicity in whom they marry, whom they associate with (like churches and other associations) and where they choose to live and they also chose societal policies which will benefit and preserve their ethnicity.
Now that does not mean there are not those that do in fact cross ethnic boundaries – there are people like this in every ethnic group. But these people are always a rarity. In other words is it not normal (the behavior of the majority in any group) for them to seek and prefer others outside their group.
In most countries whatever group occupies the ethnic majority tends to dominate that culture. There are some exceptions like in the case of South African Apartheid where a minority of Whites ruled over a nation that was primary Black.
When America was founded, the majority of its inhabitants where those of British decent (English, Welsh or Scottish) and that is why we speak English and many of our laws are based in English common law. Even with large migrations of Germans and other ethnicities into the United States during the 19th century the Germans and others were forced to adapt themselves to the ways of the British ethnicity that founded the country. But eventually these white Caucasians from various northern European nations intermarried to form a new white ethnicity here in America which continued to dominate the United States throughout the 20th century. And yes this white ethnicity still dominates the United States today in 2018.
Why Whites Don’t Have to Apologize for White Privilege
One of the common themes I talk about on this blog is human nature. Just because a certain behavior is normal for most humans does not make it right and just because something is not normal behavior for most humans does not make it wrong either.
As Christians we know that God created an original perfect human nature in the Garden of Eden. I have argued from the Scriptures on this site that God created a distinct masculine and feminine types of the human nature in many places on this blog. You can read my article “Is God more like man, more like woman, or a combination of the two?” for more on that subject. But my point here is that there was a perfect set of human natures that God designed and sin corrupted both of those natures in different ways.
But common to both the masculine and feminine human nature is our preference for our own ethnicity. The vast majority of both men and women tend to prefer their own ethnicity in most areas of life. So is this preference a sin?
The answer is while the Bible condemns all forms of hatred (and this would include racial) it does not condemn ethnic preference. See my article “Is Self-Segregation a Sin in the Bible?” for an in-depth look at the Scriptures on this subject. I argue the follow up article “Is Ethno-Nationalism a Sin against God or by His design?” that we can see in the Scriptures that while God created every nation from one blood – the blood of Adam – his ultimate plan was to divide humanity into nations by ethnic group. It is part of our God giving programing to prefer our own ethnicity and desire to see our ethnic group grow and prosper.
This is why I do not fault Blacks or Hispanics or Asians or any other ethnic group from for preferring their own and desiring to see their ethnic group grow and prosper. This is common to all humanity.
However while I understand their preference and their desire for the growth and prosperity of their own ethnic groups they must realize they are still in a culture that is ethnically dominated by Whites. That is going to change over the coming decades as we know that White births are shrinking and minority birth rates are rising.
But that change is not here yet.
I am a white person with English, German, Polish, Scottish, Irish, American Indian and Jewish ancestry. So you could say I am a majority White guy and no I don’t look Indian at all because that ancestry is really far back.
So because I share physical attributes with the dominant ethnic group in this country I may be treated differently and have some “privilege”. Do I need to apologize for that? No I do not. And neither does any other White person in America. Should we condemn racial hatred toward minorities as Christians? Absolutely. When we see true injustice committed against a minority based on their ethnicity should we condemn such actions? Yes.
But we as Whites should no more apologize for being white, or preferring our own than we should apologize for gravity.
It is the nature of how the world works and it is not a sin against God to behave in this way. As I have argued in other articles it is actually by God’s design. Also we as White parents need to start standing up to this White privilege garbage that is being shoved down the throats of our students at all levels of our education system.
Where Does This Leave Minorities Today?
I have said it multiples and I will say it again. The United States and Western nations in general decided to completely upend basic principles of civilization that worked for thousands of years. Nations were built around common ethnicity, common religion (which formed the foundation for cultural values) and common language. Families were built on patriarchy. These systems were built with the knowledge of how human nature actually works.
Communism failed because it rejected some facts about human nature. First it tried to take away religion from people like when Stalin had thousands of Russian Orthodox priests executed and killed many other millions of Christians. Secondly it tried to remove private ownership and competition from economies opting for equal outcomes for all its citizens. But what they did not realize is that human beings in general have a natural longing for belief in something greater than this world. We were built by God to seek out our creator. Secondly human beings only thrive when they can compete for and acquire private property. So when you take God and the ability to earn private property through competition out of the equation – you remove two of the most power forces that drive human beings.
In the same way, like Communism, our modern ideologies of multiracialism, multiculturalism, egalitarianism and feminism violate how we know human nature works. We have been artificially holding back the dam of the natural consequences of going against human nature for 150 years and eventually that dam will break and Western civilization will fall as a result.
So if you are a minority living in the United States you have some choices to make. You can accept the reality of racial preference and ethnic dominance and simply wait until you outbreed Whites to the point that you have just as many people or more. In that case you will be such a large voting block that you can vote people in of your ethnicity purely based on your numbers. You can choose to do your best and wait to have sex and children until you are married. You can choose to be a faithful spouse and good father or mother to your children. You can choose to educate yourself and live within your means. You can choose to set yourself apart by how hard you work and not blame everything that goes wrong in your life or every missed opportunity you have on “White privilege”.
Or you can take the same route that the Palestinians take with the Israelis.
In the Gaza strip where Hamas rules, they have presided over the complete failure of then electric grid as well as water and sewage infrastructure. They also have a 50 percent unemployment rate. Yet despite their utter failure to manage a society Hamas is highly popular with the people it rules. Do you know how they are so popular? The same way many minority leaders in the US are popular today. They blame others for the suffering of their people. They blame the Israelis. They blame the inability of Palestinians to return to lands they once held in what is now Israel.
In the same way we have minority leaders in the United States today preaching to young minorities that the White man is holding them back. If the White man would just give them their due then all their problems would be solved. But this is a lie minority friends. It is a bold faced lie.