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Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of ‘White Privilege,’ Doesn’t Expect Response Like This
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Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of ‘White Privilege,’ Doesn’t Expect Response Like This

While it’s undeniable that white privilege is a very real thing that affects many facets of modern society (including the way we discuss violent events), calling it out where it doesn’t exist – like most social issues – only serves to make the problem worse. A screenshot is now going viral that shows a prime example of this happening in a Facebook comment thread, and everyone is calling it ‘cringe-worthy.’

“I understand the reality of privilege, I’ve benefited off that system my whole life. What I don’t understand is this approach to gaining allies via insults and guilt tripping. Eroding their achievements does not create friends of your cause. It adds another wall between us,” one Imgur user poignantly commented.

See it for yourself below, and let us know if you thought this was social justice delivered, or gone terribly wrong.

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

People were quick to voice their opinions on the matter:

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

Girl Shames Friend For Achieving Everything Because Of 'White Privilege,' Doesn't Expect Response Like This

What do you think? Leave your comments below!

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Katinka Min
Community Member
4 years ago

It is important to discuss privilege - the advantages of money, colour, gender. But using it as a staple to be smug and rain on other people's parade is not just pathetic, it is crippling an important discourse. Apart from being a total jerk, the accusing girl is doing an immense amount of harm to everybody by tainting an important point.

Amye Hommel
Community Member
4 years ago

@Katinka Min thank you, this is exactly what I wanted to say. There is a time and a place to discuss white privilege (and I would suggest that people google Peggy McIntosh's essay "Unpacking The Invisible Backpack" before they insist that white privilege isn't real). However, this was not the time or place for Melissa to bring up white privilege and her case of sour grapes is the reason why people think "SJWs" are crazy.

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Margaret Harper
Community Member
4 years ago

What a jerk. Props to our girl on getting into yale, though, congrats!

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4 years ago

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Alex Panayotopoulos
Community Member
4 years ago

This sounds more like someone trying to stir shit up than to actually make an argument about privilege. In case anyone wasn't aware, "white privilege" only refers to the extra privileges that the colour of your skin get you (e.g. favourable treatment by the police, more likely to pass an interview, etc.). It doesn't mean "if you're white you must have an easy life". Race is only one of many, many axes of privilege.

C P
Community Member
4 years ago

Just like that woman who got thrown off the plane the other day. SAME kind of person. How sad that "everything is about race" to people like this. I cannot IMAGINE saying something like that to someone (ANYONE, regardless of circumstances) who worked hard enough to get into Yale Medical School. To me, that was just awful. Instead of congratulations, this person wrote what she did and THEN after the young lady going to Yale explained how "wrong" it was for that person to assume her success was because of "white privilege" she got that pathetic response. That was unreal. The person who posted the mean remarks will definitely have a hard time in life, she's proven in her short posts that she will always be a "victim" and ultimately a loser in life. Solely because of her attitude. Pity.

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Stephanie Hutner
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone's jealous.

Mark Fuller
Community Member
4 years ago

Some people in this world will always see themselves as a victim of society and circumstance. So instead of striving to change their life for the better, they become ever more bitter and resentful at the success of others. There's little that can be done apart from feeling pity toward them! And even that's not worth anyone's time. Be proud of your achievements! And ignore anyone who tells you that hard work and determination didn't play a massive part!

Trevor Rees
Community Member
4 years ago

i gotta admit, when im down in the dumps or feel lonely i get a bit bitter about couples posting baby pics together or people showing everyone this new car they got. but even when im envious of what they did i still reconize good achievement when i see it. otherwise i just move on and try to find some cat pics.

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Dawn Renee
Community Member
4 years ago

That is no friend.

Jenny Thielemann
Community Member
4 years ago

It's funny how non-whites can claim to know SO much about white life, but whites get shut down with "You don't know what it's like to be black so you can't comment" if we make observations about non-whites. Hmmm. Sounds like a bunch of people looking for excuses for their personal and communal failure to accept responsibility to me. I guess it's only okay to have stuff handed to you for free if you're "a person of color" and it's welfare benefits. God forbid a person's grandparents and parents work hard, and then want to help their grandkids and kids along.

Abel Fuentes
Community Member
4 years ago

Such a excellent point. I am Latino and just seeing the bs both sides pull on each other is frustrating. Racial divide in this country is really getting bad. This girl was so salty she had to just say some bull to take away from this girls achievement. Completely judged she had a easy life just because she was white and got shut down.

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Gabrielle Pina
Community Member
4 years ago

There is such a thing as white privilege and anyone who denies this is just stupid; however, the chick who made the comment was way off base here and should be ashamed of herself. She was just an asshole. End of story.

Joe Reaves
Community Member
4 years ago

I love how most of the replies here are acting like white privilege is purely about the police. Shows that none of them actually know what the term means, which makes arguing its existence ridiculous.

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

What an asshole. For real. This serves NO purpose. She's not only making assumptions about someone she clearly doesn't know that well, but she's also doing a huge disservice to her own cause -- because it's shit like this that makes people start to roll their eyes and turn off their ears when they hear things like "white privilege".

Frederick Douglass
Community Member
4 years ago

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Lu
Community Member
4 years ago

Signs of privilege, any privilege is arrogance, haughtiness...this young woman didn't express any of those in her declaration of being admitted to Yale. That other lady was just jealous, and faithful to today's blame culture, picked up the easiest cope out she could think of.

Sherry-Lynn Zwaan
Community Member
4 years ago

Why would anyone have called her a friend?

Tisha Bell
Community Member
4 years ago

I think people just use this 'privilege' smear as an excuse to appease themselves on why they aren't where they want to be in life. The minute you think it's because of your gender/race that keeps you from achieving, then you'll never get anywhere. The most notable people in history didn't get there by saying "Oh, well I guess I can't because I'm a woman/black/muslim/ect." They just ignored it and did what they wanted to do anyway, regardless of circumstances.

Derpicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

Why would you say something so heartless!!?!? There was NO white privilege in her story at all!!! She overcame so much, felt with so many things, and got into her dream school. And YOU HEARTLESS JERK DECIDED IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO TALK ABOUT THIS AS A RACIAL THING!?!?!? *throws up arms* I can't, I just can't!!! 😤

Kennie Steyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Just want to say "black privileged" also exist. Just depends on where in the world you are. That person should move to South Africa if she feels "underprivileged". There is this thing called B.E.E. for the past 23years, you don't even need a qualifications to be president. the south african president has gr4. Thats his only qualifications... Don't understand why people keep fighting about race. We are all humans trying to survive in this messed up world. Can't we just be happy with one another's achievement

Zia Paul
Community Member
4 years ago

Why should she move to Africa? She's an America as well.

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C P
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. This is exactly why people are fighting. No matter WHAT, there are those who are always going to be this way and like the woman who got kicked off the plane the other day, this particular person is just like that woman and thousands others like her who just want to fight, claim racism anytime they can and be the victim. I, personally, am sick of people like that. THEY are the ones who make EVERYTHING about race (and sadly everything IS about race to them.)

Jim Ruth
Community Member
4 years ago

In a case like this, the best course of action is to simply delete the person's comment from your timeline. There is little to be accomplished by arguing with an idiot.

Brownie emoji
Community Member
4 years ago

I mean white privilege does exist but it's not okay to project your anger on anyone

ivan bolitekurac
Community Member
4 years ago

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wtf,what if someone lives in a country where most people are white??

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serena
Community Member
4 years ago

When will it end? It is so important to be politically correct and to not be seen as racist that minorities usually do get the job even if they are less qualified than a white applicant. Institutions only worry about keeping their numbers politically correct. I have seen it over and over. A hard working person, no matter what race or gender, should be rewarded in life and opportunity. A person who does not work hard, no matter what race or gender, should not be given anything freely except healthcare. I'm so sick of this damn country, bending over backwards to make sure not to hurt anyone's feelings.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

If you’re not racist, you should stop spreading their misinformed ideas. Because that is indeed what you just did.

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Sherry-Lynn Zwaan
Community Member
4 years ago

Why would anyone call her a friend in the headline?

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

Because they’re Facebook friends. That’s literally what contacts are called on Facebook.

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Erik Damon
Community Member
4 years ago

Screw Melissa! You can't just throw that "privilege" grenade every time you're feeling jealous. A true friend would've already known her backstory anyway and congratulate instead of player hate.

JJ Greeneau
Community Member
4 years ago

Says the person combating discrimination by generalizing an entire population based upon their skin color... smh

James Ross
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege is just this: a positive reputation granted to your and by your skin. It does lower a few gates, but nobody got anywhere off it without a few virtues, luck and hard work. (OR other kinds of blessings.) People soon find out if you're not the real deal.

Martha Livingston
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege is a real thing, but we don't all have equal amounts of it. I have enough so that I can pretty much count on getting a minimum wage job...at least I did until I turned 50.

Helen Burgess
Community Member
4 years ago

privilege is real: race, gender, religion, age, looks... that said, this student is AMAZING and has overcome 100x more than i could possibly fathom, and exceeded beyond most people's wildest dreams! her "friend" is a total ass.

TC
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm sure the complainer could get wherever with excellent marks in high school and hard studying habits ...

Dawn Bateman-Worrell
Community Member
4 years ago

Its quite obvious this moron has no morals then alone self achievement goals. Jealousy will get u nowhere sweetheart. I give mad props to you sweetheart for achieving everything that your intelligence and go getting attitude get you. And also a thumbs up for knowing how to deal with condescending idiots like her. 👍

Tamara Carluccio
Community Member
4 years ago

Sounds like a pretty shitty friend. Good for this girl for shutting that shit down. White priceless is not responsible for EVERY success.

Jerry Bockmon
Community Member
4 years ago

This modern trend of calling people "racist" just because they're white, or putting down people's accomplishments because of their supposed "white privilege" is about the most racist thing I've ever encountered. White people don't ask to be born white, any more than black people ask to be born black. We are what we are by no choice of ours. What matters in life is not what you were born, but what you make of yourself while you're here. If you make yourself a racist complainer, you're going to have some serious difficulty in relationships. If you make of yourself a generous, caring, helping person with the guts to work toward success, you'll have strong, positive relationships, no matter what color you are. Everyone has problems. We don't all go around blaming everyone else for those problems. Some of us work to overcome them.

Robyn Ruff-Wagner
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege exists and there are plenty of examples out there. This is not one of them. I hate seeing fellow activists call people out on things that aren't even an issue--it makes it that much harder for others to voice their opinions, experiences, and accomplishments! (Btw I'm white and I'm aware of the privilege I do have and the circumstances in which it is evident and where it is not)

Magalie Nieves
Community Member
4 years ago

My boss is very wealthy, his teenage daughter, extremely intelligent. Aces all her grades, did not get accepted to Yale or Princeton or any other Ivy League university. There’s hundreds of thousands trying to get in. So it’s not a white privileged, it’s a privilege if these ivy leagues even look at your application. Not many know that.

Max Schupp
Community Member
4 years ago

Saying all white ppl are privileged is racist itself. Just sayin.

Zia Paul
Community Member
4 years ago

How? lol

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Helen McCaffrey
Community Member
4 years ago

The concept of "White Privilege" is Cultural Marxist Claptrap. Once we collectivize people we demean them. Each human is an individual and deserving of RESPECT and DIGNITY no matter what their ethnic origin.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

Too bad most members of society don’t see it that way and thus treat each other with more favor based on stupid factors like money and color, which creates an advantage for those with money or the right color.

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Freeman Design
Community Member
4 years ago

I think this a perfect example of why we should talk about privilege - This perfectly illustrates how you cant take anyone or anything at face value. You never know what has gone on (is going on) behind the scene.

Kate Gunderson
Community Member
4 years ago

This post is going to spark some arguments... good job Bored Panda, I guess?

Wezbie
Community Member
4 years ago

I prefer this than the 'Disney princesses reimagined' posts to be honest... Discussions are good and it is honestly the main reason I love BoredPanda. People these days don't discuss things enough, too many people just see the world in black & white, as the person that made the 'white privilege' comment in the post.

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Cindy Selby
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, jealous much?

Out of chocolate
Community Member
4 years ago

Life can be hard if you're white. Life won't be hard BECAUSE you're white.

Katy Elwood
Community Member
4 years ago

That is simply well put my dear.

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Feanor Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminding the fat guy [jogging] that he *is* fat is the surest way to end his interest in jogging- the commenter added zero value to racism discussion nor to their friendship

Tash Goswami
Community Member
4 years ago

People really don't understand what white privilege is.

Barb Parker
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't even know this girl, but I just love her!! She has overcome so much and struggled to get where she is!! What an awesome person. She has come so far!! So proud of her!! As for her so called friend -------not so much!!! Good Luck !!

ESL
Community Member
4 years ago

Privilege exists in different forms but they should never be used to undermine another person or as a veneer to an underlying envy or snark as it was here. With that said a lot of people here denying the existence of privilege apparently have a warped understanding of what it is. Please watch this video to understand. Being aware of privilege is simply acknowledging all the little things in life we have been blessed with but not others. https://www.facebook.com/WokeFolks/videos/1014990085308007/

Stephanie Grice
Community Member
4 years ago

when people bring up white privilege, it bothers me to not end. Before saying something like that do they even know the persons background and what they had to over come? just because some one is white do not mean they are privileged. it sickens me. why does everything always seem to boil down to race? that to me seem like the most racist thing of all

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

It doesn’t boil down to it. It’s just one facet of it.

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Susanne Carvin
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege is real. AND the new Yale student had a very difficult childhood, and through lots of work, is doing great. Those things are both true. The abused foster child's pain and accomplishments do not negate the pain or accomplishments of people of color who also often struggle in a tough world. The friend who brought up white privilege should have said, yeah, sorry, you've had it tough, kudos for your hard work. She was wrong not to. But the comments here surprise me - people are like, "well that's an example of why there is no white privilege." Which is just as short sighted as the response from her friend who insists white privilege is the only thing involved. How hard is it to see that institutional racism/ white privilege is real AND the pain of a foster child is real? The most understanding reaction I've seen so far is the one from the woman who got into Yale who fully acknowledges that white privilege exists, but it's been a long road for her too. Life's complex folks.

Frederick Douglass
Community Member
4 years ago

Susanne Carvin. The "friend" that brought up white privilege should have kept her opinion to herself. Just because she MAY have had it hard too, doesn't give her the right to crap on another person. Not all of us have it hard. In fact, I know few other African Americans that have gone through anything as difficult as this foster child claims. Of course white privilege exists. So does black privilege, and female privilege, and male privilege, etc. They just vary based on degree and context. What purpose does it serve to read an article like this and comment something like 'yeah, but black people have it hard too and white people are privileged.' I don't think this is the way to go to limit what I assume both of our causes to be, that is to end racism.

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T. Merritt
Community Member
4 years ago

Congrats on all your hard work. It's a privilege to hear about your success!

Seth Rutledge
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish that white people wouldn't hold up stories like this as "proof" that privilege doesn't exist. Racial privilege is a *factor* that exists and is very real. It is not the only factor, and shouldn't be used as a bludgeoning tool against individuals, but rather as a descriptive tool for society and social norms that make it easier for groups to succeed, all other things being equal.

catherine waite
Community Member
4 years ago

Congratulations to the girl for getting to follow her dream. And also for getting rid of the toxic freindship in the process.

Lisa Osbeck
Community Member
4 years ago

Fuming right now....Just yesterday my nephew's English teacher told him that he is set in life because white people are handed everything. WTF!!!!! So missed right now!

Becca
Community Member
4 years ago

THIS 👏 NEEDS 👏 MORE 👏 UPVOTES

Lana
Community Member
4 years ago

That person got roasted. She deserves to be hit by a bus.

Echo
Community Member
4 years ago

No she doesn't. Jeez

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Jason Frerichs
Community Member
4 years ago

That person is a complete and utter asshat. I don't care what color you are or how wealthy your family is. It's take a ton of hard work to get into Yale Medical School. The person hating on the future doctor is jealous and a complete piece of trash.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
4 years ago

My feminazi neighbor is like this. Always accusing every man in the building of white male privilege . Works it's way into nearly every conversation. People avoid her...even women.

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

@Gerry Higgins, a better term would be "new age feminist". I used the term "feminazi" once on here, and got shut down. After that, I understood why that was the case. Sorry, I just had to point that out. Feminists fight for equal rights; new age feminists hate men. Kind of sad, isn't it?

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Beth Tirado
Community Member
4 years ago

In the words of Jason D Hill, a black immigrant and philosopher, in an open letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates, "By what impertinence would you hold any white person guilty for the crime of simply being born white? You would, perhaps, imply that an accident of birth confers on them a white privilege for which they are to spend the rest of their lives atoning. Here’s another idea: How about blacks just ask that white people not regard them as anything special and not obstruct their efforts to enhance their lives?" It is a beautiful letter, here's it's entirety: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/open-letter-ta-nehisi-coates/

Vicki Hudson Allard
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow now isn't the the big green eyed monster right there!!! aka jealousy!!!!!

Sherry Lucero
Community Member
4 years ago

People who deny white privilege the loudest are the ones who benefit from it the most. It’s not just with the child getting into the university but even in the system it’s often easier to place white children than dark skinned or children with ID/DD. they don’t have to overcome racial beliefs of teachers to get their education or access to services and resources they need. Racism is woven into the every system in America to the point that is has become a system on its own. And just because you don’t see it because you don’t want to or really believe their is social equality in America doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. That would be the same as saying hunger and food insecurity does not exist because of McDonalds and children eat at school.

Sherry Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

I deny there is white priveledge. If you want to claim there is rich priveledge, I will be happy to agree with you. Being a low income white female, I have never experienced this so called white priveledge. Personally, I believe that those who claim there is such a thing as "white priveledge" are race baiters.

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Tinabunny Yurek
Community Member
4 years ago

Where does the white privilege exist? Are we supposed to feel sorry about being born white? And why are we worrying about this, we have bigger fucking problems.

Gabi Horvath
Community Member
4 years ago

Insulting without any reason, getting personal without any reason. Melissa is a horrible person.

DutchAtheistLoVeS AmerikanSweeetHeart
Community Member
4 years ago

Ad Hominem ! when you have no counter-argument , you attack the person, not the argument itself...

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Katy Meyrick
Community Member
4 years ago

Let me make one thing clear: this was NOT a discussion about privilege. It was a put down. ONLY a put down. Nothing more. This envious, lower achieving "friend" was not interested in improving anything for anybody. She just wanted to put a damper on this girl's success. If you asked this "friend" to donate to a scholarship fund for minorities right then and there she'd mumble something about how she has to wait for her next paycheck. She made sincere discussion around privilege look stupid and peevish. I have no sympathy for this "friend" whatsoever.

Mark Burns
Community Member
4 years ago

Another butt hurt person sitting on a bar stool screaming white privilege.

Ella Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

How rude!

Rob Chapman
Community Member
4 years ago

How typical of SJW's. She got called out for her ignorance & stupidity, and instead of admitting she was wrong, she ran away.

Brett Federico
Community Member
4 years ago

Fuck this cunt. How in the fuck can you take a giant steaming shit all over a friends achievements?

Heejin Han
Community Member
4 years ago

there's always one of "THOSE" people on every side.

Kiahna
Community Member
4 years ago

JadeChandler, there have been several really important stories here, and all you are talking about is your website. No one cares. Have some respect. My friend always accuses everyone of being racist or anything about us having white skin. She claims that we're being racist when the only one one being rude about race is her.

Teresa King
Community Member
4 years ago

It's either white "privilege" or you're a "racist". Getting so tired of assholes who don't seem to have any other words in their vocabulary. Get off your ass and stop criticizing people who work hard to achieve their goals. Maybe if you tried a little to accomplish something, you wouldn't be such a bitter, racist, bitch! Congrats on your acceptance to med school!!!!

Craig Carson
Community Member
4 years ago

Saying that a white person only is successful because of WP is like telling a black person they are only successful because of affirmative action. Those 2 terms are an easy "go to" excuse to marginalize someones success...people see AA or WP..but don't see the extreme discipline,they don't see the nights u choose to study instead of party,they don't see the late nights and early mornings,they don't see the road blocks that were turned into stepping Stones..in a way,those that scream about AA or WP,are just searching for a way to explain why they person is successful and they are not

Jane Foust
Community Member
4 years ago

Well said Craig, thank you

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Nina Reid
Community Member
4 years ago

I got to Josh, Trisha, and Jenn who have sent replies to my comment. I cant see the comment on here anymore, so I cant reply. I rejected the ruse of white privilege so I'm sure they were not happy messages, nor will they miss my honest reply ...

Oscar
Community Member
4 years ago

Somebody punch this person.

Aurelia Grey
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm sure I'm going to Hell. Bet the ticket's been printed. Because I'm sick of feeling that I have to be Uber-Conscious of everyone's feelings, have to be on my tip-toes when writing anything, yet, so be it. Melissa is a bitter, self-pitying, enraged, toddler. The young lady in question has over-come intense troubles and set-backs that would lead a weak, vindictive, Mellisa to booze and drugs, because she's PATHETIC.

Tyler Duffy
Community Member
4 years ago

Well said

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
Community Member
4 years ago

What if the children of Barack Obama, Will Smith, and any other African American celebrity's child would be outed as only getting their first choice of college because they were "privileged"? There are as many white as black people who struggle below the poverty line or with other issues that make them far from privileged. That person needs to get her brain working before working her mouth.

Mary Pizzica
Community Member
4 years ago

Hope you shut the door on that one for good

Lee Manor
Community Member
4 years ago

What would I say? I would say that when you begin grouping people together and labeling them, you run into trouble, but that doesn't seem to trouble those who most often label others who might be objectively disadvantaged within our society. It is that combination of tone deafness and hypocrisy that I find difficult to tolerate.

Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
4 years ago

We cant deny that privilege exists, and at the same time we cant deny that some people really have a hard time doing everything. This girl has all her effort behind her, but we also cant say that privilege will not play a part in her life. Its seems mean that someone, whithout knowing her background, just throws this at her, sounds like she doesnt know her, and maybe she doesnt or maybe she does. There are different contexts, but we cant deny that even in small things, white people have privilege above others. I mean, this girl probably wont be afraid if cops ever make her stop her car.

Amy Xie
Community Member
4 years ago

Geez Caitlyn. You're all over the place with hatefilled what-about-me defensive derailing comments. One moment it's "not everyone" the next it's about twisting people's words to be about "all white people." Whiteness IS a Factor. of. Privilege. The accuser is wrong in terms of assuming her to be financially privileged and just being plain jealous.

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Shannon McKee
Community Member
4 years ago

How many black people got into college SOLELY for being black? That sounds like privilege to me.

Becca The Bear
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege is unfortunately a thing. However, this is not it. She’s not getting into Yale for rich white parents who paid for it. She’s getting in via perseverance.

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Fkgk Dmvkfk
Community Member
4 years ago

What. A. Fucking. Cunt.

Andre Jones
Community Member
4 years ago

It broke my heart to watch this girl's struggles and accomplishments so casually marginalized and dismissed. Not all white people are benefiting from white privilege. Black people need to learn that we do NOT own the monopoly on suffering. I noticed that the asshole in question didn't say anything about that young lady's traumatic experiences. I'm so exhausted with the perpetual victim nonsense.

Suavecita Crosby
Community Member
4 years ago

Congrats on your success honey, don't feed negativity!!

Sabrena Nyccole
Community Member
4 years ago

When will people stop seeing color and just start seeing each other as human?

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

I agree Sabrena

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Frank LeRose
Community Member
4 years ago

This idiot is pathetic and doesn't deserve the friendship of this amazing accomplished person. I would call it Reverse Prejudice...but I don't believe in Reverse Prejudice..ALL Prejudice is Prejudice!!! Disgusting!

Virginia Gardenhire
Community Member
4 years ago

I wouldn’t have been able to answer as respectfully as she did. My mom got sick when I was in the 4th grade, and I’m still taking care of her and I to this day. It all fell on me, because my father is an abusive drug addict that I spent most days getting hit by in order to stop him from stealing my mom’s medications. I graduated top of my class, and moved my mom and I to Boston. I’m in my second year of medical school at Harvard now, and getting married to a great guy who cares for my mom just as I do. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t do something or that you didn’t earn it. You know the truth, and so do the people who actually matter. That deluded girl blaming anything other than her own shortcomings for her failures doesn’t change the reality that you earned it on your own.

Axel Santos
Community Member
4 years ago

"they hate us cause they anus"

Matthew Fitzpatrick
Community Member
4 years ago

Sounds like the commentator learned about White Privilege last week is Sociology 101 and is now being the prophet of something only she has known. Congrats on getting into Yale (After you graduate, THEN you can be supported by Privilege, but then that's because you graduated from an Ivy League University, which I believe in the U.S. is the first step to sainthood :) )

Black Dahlia
Community Member
4 years ago

I am white and have yet to benefit from this ethereal, so-called white privilege. As a matter of fact, as a member of social programs I sometimes encounter racism against whites.

Chuck
Community Member
4 years ago

It's really easy to blame others for your lack of achievement. It's a really nice way of shifting the focus so you can keep being mediocre and say it's "this or that reason". To hell with your white priviledge, PC, BLM, Antifa anarchists. The sooner those morons figure out that good things come to those who work for them, not to those who wait for some government to hand it to them, the better. The gal going to Yale rocks!

Pete Sirna
Community Member
4 years ago

ya I have that privilege also, hm i often wonder why that privilege won't afford me healthcare or why I have a job that no matter how hard I work the only reward is go back the next day and do it again.

Ryan Rivera
Community Member
4 years ago

She did her thing. Even if she was another color the road she traveled was still bumpy and she made it home for dinner all on her own.

Alex (TheSarcasticSister)
Community Member
4 years ago

With friends like that, who needs enemies. Jeez.

Sleepy Grove
Community Member
4 years ago

I just want to point out that I really don't agree with this person. It's a shitty thing to do. But for those saying, you should focus on your own success, you are not aware of how institutionalized racism actually works. Read some scientific (mind you) articles on this topic (for example on the effects of institutionalized discrimination in schools). It's real and it exists.

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

I have to agree with the original poster. I too am white but have always had to fight to get anywhere in life. My gains were never given to me. I had a back ground similar to hers too so I know what she had to go through just to get where she is today. I find that that so called friend really needs to check herself. She clearly does not understand what white priveledge truly is. She only comes off as racist and it isn't pretty either. She needs to stop judging others and blaming them for where she is at in her own life. For most people, they have to work really hard to get to where they want/need to be. It isnt going to be just handed to you, no matter your color.

Jennifer Bennetts
Community Member
4 years ago

congrats to the young lady that worked hard on getting into college. I can't believe another idiot is claiming racism. in reality she is probably just jealous bc she did not get in. never judge another person bc there life might be harder than yours. what an a##hole.

DutchAtheistLoVeS AmerikanSweeetHeart
Community Member
4 years ago

i wonder what she ever acomplished....sounds like shes on her fat ass all day complaining shes got no chances in life........................happiness and oppurtunities arent always just there, sometimes creating your own is the way to go.......

Michael Greene
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege is the stupidest thing I have ever seen. But if there is such a thing please can I get blessed with it. I am a white male that came from a un-privileged home and has no "white privileges" to this day!

Hazel Johnson
Community Member
4 years ago

There is always someone like Melissa ready to put you down. You work ward to achieve your goal and then someone like her comes alone and tries to tare you down, she is most likely to dang lazy to do it for her self so she tares other people down for achieving what she wants but is to lazy to work for it. Babe you be proud of what you have done. Congratulations on your achievements.

Birdgirl45
Community Member
4 years ago

Geez what's wrong with people??

Jan Doh
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah so sick of all my hard work being chalked up as male privilege, white privilege, tall privilege etc so now I don't care how I am perceived anymore and will take maximum advantage of all my privileges.

Helen Murphy
Community Member
4 years ago

people talk about privilege in the USA yet they don't agree that a health care system for everyone should exist, only those that can pay, double standards much lol

DutchAtheistLoVeS AmerikanSweeetHeart
Community Member
4 years ago

Dont yall just love kapitalism, SJW`s , and the overall state of the world we live in??!!??!!

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Nora Hahn
Community Member
4 years ago

The future doctor got where she is through hard work, lots and lots of studying, and determination, and dealing with an awful childhood...all while supporting herself and her brother. She has earned it! It sounds like her "friend" doesn't want to work for anything...just wants it given to her while she sits on her backside. Color, ethnicity, etc., has nothing to do with what you can achieve. You have to want it badly enough to work for it, and not expect it to just be handed to you.

Nubmaeme
Community Member
4 years ago

Melissa sounds like the privileged one here, yet she is crying privilege because her friend got into Yale even though she did it through hard work and determination. Melissa needs to grow up.

Any One
Community Member
4 years ago

People who can't see past color call civilization privilege white privilege. To these low IQ morons their one word description of everything is 'racist', even if you just tell them the sky is blue!

Helen Mc
Community Member
4 years ago

If people stopped worrying about so-called privileges that others have and focused on their own lot in life they would be a lot better off. How many examples of this do we see a person who has had a real crappie start at life to be focused on what they want and achieve it. The rest who sit back and winge and lay fault at others privilege will do so their entire pitiful life.

Tom Sikorski
Community Member
4 years ago

There will be never rationale discussion with people whose opinions about life are fuelled by pure anger. As a Polish expat in the UK I am facing ignorance on daily basis but I do not make a big deal about that. The best way to move forward is to improve yourself so you jump above heads of those who are ignorant. Never argue with irrational anger.

Echo
Community Member
4 years ago

<-- Dumb American here: Can you explain Why being Polish and living in the UK causes you to face ignorance daily? Are people in the UK racist against Polish people or purposely seek to demean them over there? If this seems offensive somehow, it truly is an innocent question.

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Nilloni Chophy
Community Member
4 years ago

She just jealous and burned up with jealousy to a black crisp! Lol.. That girl responded back with no malice, just so humbly and matter of fact. She will go very far in life , but she already has!! :)

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
4 years ago

I think that person was a sore loser and couldn't measure up to the other woman & decided to be mean. Shame on her.

Anna Sheridan
Community Member
4 years ago

Okay can we stop calling it 'white privilege' and start calling it 'wealthy privilege' makes much more sense, we have to remember there are many privileged people of colour in the world too so saying that makes more sense and takes away a term that is simply going to lead to more resentment between races and we really need to stop with the hate between each other, life is a struggle for most of us, regardless on clolour

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

Favor based on your race has nothing to do with money though. Wouldn’t make sense to call it wealthy privilege. Wealthy people of color aren’t seen the same way as wealthy whites. Just because we aren’t racist doesn’t mean other people aren’t. It’s fine to use a term to describe it.

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Cat Gamble
Community Member
4 years ago

Theres always who wants to steal the spotlight and make everything about them.

Jeffery King
Community Member
4 years ago

Jealous much because you didn't work as hard as the other person, to, get to where you want to be. I am so tired of this privileged crap. If you want something in life work for it. That's it.

Mari Carl
Community Member
4 years ago

Her 'friend's' comment is interesting because the people that are discriminated the most in college entrance are Asians. Many have higher grades but are refused because the school has to have a quota of other 'disadvantaged' races.

Lawrence Murray
Community Member
4 years ago

If there's no privilege, eliminate the NAACP, UNCF ACLU and other "perks" given to people of color. Let us try White Entertainment Television and we'd be branded racist. Privilege my ass!

Roberto Sanchez
Community Member
4 years ago

Jesus ... not even after this girl mentioned all the difficult situations she had to go thru in life and the effort she made (like real fight) that other woman acted like a piece of s..., shame on you pathetic jerk.

Stan and Arnold Judd
Community Member
4 years ago

Melissa's embarrassment and awkwardness was as palpable as her envy. Had she not possessed the immaturity of a fetus, she would realize the feeble attempt at masking her jealousy has likely damaged her reputation with common friends reading that post.

Raquib Hasan
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes there is such thing as white privilege, but not everything is because of privilege. The person who commented is just a closeted racist him/herself. People like this contribute to the actual problem of racism and inequality.

Kerrily Potts
Community Member
4 years ago

She is clearly racist.

Mingi Football
Community Member
4 years ago

My niece and nephew were privileged with wealthy parents. It got her arrest after arrest, prison several times. Him, cheated on finals, got kicked off the basketball team. Camethisclose to a pro career. HARD WORK. HARD WORK, SELF DISCIPLINE brings rich rewards.

Emily H
Community Member
4 years ago

The person who posted that Facebook status obviously had a rough start in life. Doesn't sound very privileged to me. But even if she was born into privileges it's nobody's business but her own

Ann Rowland
Community Member
4 years ago

I was born into an average middle class white family. While my parent expected me to go to college, they never offered to pay a cent. I made my way through college by working and taking out loans. I’ve worked my whole adult life, and still support myself solo. I was not born into white privilege by any stretch of the imagination, and for this person to just presume that is how this hard working woman got into med school by that token is just insulting. Congrats to you, young woman, on your achievements! You WILL have continued success. That “friend” needs to be slapped, and then forgotten.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

You still benefit from white privilege. All white people do. But so what. That doesn’t mean you get the world handed to you. You’re struggling more than some black people. That’s not what white privilege is.

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Brianna LaPoint
Community Member
4 years ago

I think someone is jealous. dont worry whether its an Ivy league school or some second rate community college, only a very small percentage of people do what they get their degree in. So that jab was not necessary.

Tiffany Macaluso
Community Member
4 years ago

There is privilege everywhere. Don't think for one second there isn't black privilege too. The black teacher who gives the black kid a better grade over the white kid, or the black interviewer who gives the job to the black interviewee. White privilege may be more prevalent, but don't think both sides don't exist. That goes for all races by the way. This girl had no privilege with her history. She worked her ass of and got what she deserved, acceptance into Yale. The ones that usually cry out about some kind of privilege are the ones that usually don't want to work for it. Some people are just lazy and want everything handed to them. I have known people of color that have worked their ass off and got where they wanted to go, and some white person downing them because they knew somebody, "that's how they got the job" etc.. NO, they worked for it and showed they could be the best person for the job.

John Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

black privilege = perpetual infantilization and victimhood status

Zia Paul
Community Member
4 years ago

What about the white girl who sued because she didn't get into the college of her dreams and black black people? Or what about all of the white people complaining about how minorities took jobs or places in college that they most likely weren't qualified for or is it only a black thing?

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Tyler Duffy
Community Member
4 years ago

https://youtu.be/l5lnZeAGd3g this is great video to explain how the bullshit idea of white privilege is just that bullshit.

Laura Sherman
Community Member
4 years ago

How naive. Schools like Yale look for outstanding individuals because they are an outstanding school. They could have been from any race and Yale would have seen what this individual did as incredible. Good for them.

Rafael Suarez Florez
Community Member
4 years ago

example: GW Bush.

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Hugo Raible
Community Member
4 years ago

Selb-absorbed yellow SJW idiot is not understanding that what she calls privilege is based on averages and does not necessarily apply to individuals.... And she has a skewed idea of what contributions come from what red person _does_ and what red person _is_.

Mona Vine
Community Member
4 years ago

all white people are priviledged, just like all black men are racists, all actresses only get work on the casting couch , all women drivers are useless at parking etc etc. The truth is to get into med school takes hard work and to be a doctor takes even more hard work. Well done, we need more people like you.

Jim Ruth
Community Member
4 years ago

I rarely do so, but on Facebook (where this exchange appears to take place, one can delete comments appearing on your page without unfriending the person making the comment. Sometimes, as in this case, someone makes a comment so stupid or so insulting that it doesn't deserve a response. Deleting it is the best option in those cases. There is little to be accomplished in arguing with an idiot.

Echo
Community Member
4 years ago

I apply the same logic to obtusely racist old people. There is no point arguing with ignorance.

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Lee Manor
Community Member
4 years ago

I would say that when people group others into categories, broadly, and label them (and judge them) not as individuals but parts of ostensibly-monolithic groups, you run into trouble, but that doesn't seem to bother those who regularly label others who are, in fact, objectively disadvantaged within our society. It is that tone deafness and hypocrisy which I find most galling.

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
4 years ago

Jeez, what a rude person. I seriously understand that white privilege is a real thing in many situations, but to respond like that after this hard working girl explains that she worked really hard to get where she is? AUGH it makes me GRIND MY TEETH! Congratulations on getting into Yale, you go follow your dreams no matter who the hell is rude about it!

John Louis
Community Member
4 years ago

A word of caution. NEVER believe one side of an argument when you haven't heard the other side. When have you ever heard someone describe a conflict s/he had with another person and end the statement by saying, "...and the whole thing was entirely my fault."

Sop Hie
Community Member
4 years ago

#OrphanLivesMatter

Dom Harnett
Community Member
4 years ago

Trying to excuse sour grapes jealousy and bitchiness by playing the race card. Not cool at all

Zoe Ress
Community Member
4 years ago

That’s funny... being white is a disadvantage when aaplying to universities. Affirmative action remember?

Angelique Rosa-Bartolone
Community Member
4 years ago

Seriously. Huge congrats to hard work, dedication, and overcoming all the odds. Stuff that stupid person. Some people can't allow the sun to shine on others and have to justify with some stupid gender/racial/privilege /minority/etc etc card that they themselves don't understand the meaning of. I hate bullies. Dumb bullies are the worst.

Nathan Meyer
Community Member
4 years ago

Privilege as a whole comes from good decisions and generations of good decisions. Don't be jealous because you didn't get off your ass to study further to make yourself better or that you spent all your money on alcohol or shoes instead of investing it into your future. Be angry at your parents for not investing in your future. Stop blaming whites.

Leslie Acton
Community Member
4 years ago

The height of racism is the woman claiming Yale due to white privilege! Look, I am white and I was white in an area of Memphis where my daughter was one of two white children in class. I get racism, I hate racism in EVERY form!!!! STOP IT PEOPLE! We are all here together and nobody gets out alive and the best revenge to those that want us divided is to unite but, with ass hats like her it becomes next to impossible because they just want something to blame for not being willing to get off they butts and work for it!!!

Helen Rand
Community Member
4 years ago

Many people who are white are not born privileged . Just as many born of other races are to say so seems to me to be racist.

Nyree Huh
Community Member
4 years ago

What a jealous idiot. They are probably a lazy fuckwit that goes around demanding people to give them things cos they are "oppressed"

Michael Morris
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege is a thing. It comes in the form of bullshit we never have to put up with, so it's easy to never notice it cause we don't know what we're missing. That said, bringing up the topic while someone is celebrating getting into college is a Grade A Asshole move.

OblaDiOblaDa
Community Member
4 years ago

People playing the race card, as always. Some serious chips on some shoulders.

Catherine Turner
Community Member
4 years ago

Sour grapes.

Kind-hearted Raakshas
Community Member
4 years ago

That piece of shit calls herself a friend? she needs to be blocked on every social media forum . Bloody jealous worthless bitch .

cpd228
Community Member
4 years ago

Guess she's still mad because she's never been promoted even after 5 years working second shift at McDonald's!

Donna Perretta
Community Member
4 years ago

You are amazing! You will be extremely successful. Your "white privilege critic,is a loser and will be so the rest of her life. She didn't have the guts to make something of herself so she resorts to blaming everyone for her short comings.

achmad sudibyo (sdb7)
Community Member
4 years ago

truth is, is the wealth..like that sir strongbad, its everywhere not just in US, in Asia is more so

cpd228
Community Member
4 years ago

Just a little ticked off that she's never even got a promotion working second shift at McDonalds the past 5 years!

Clarence Moore
Community Member
4 years ago

So what are people who benefit from "white privilege" supposed to do in life?? Every time some thing positive comes about because of their hard work, step out of the way and pass it to a POC??? A white person gets approved for a home loan should let a family of color move into that house instead??? Should a white mother feed her neighbors black children before her own?? How Dad?? Does he take the Black Dad to work before himself?? Does the white family buy the black family Christmas before themselves and if there is not enough money left over for the white kids, OH WELL!! Should this white person give her spot up at Yale for a POC??? IS there not a single white person in America that got what they have because they earned it??? Personally, I you say white privilege to me, online or IRL you are going to hear some profanity directed at you!

Marika Stanway
Community Member
4 years ago

10% of population has more wealth than the rest put together. There's your f*****g privilege. The rest of us just work bloody hard.

Joseph Wilkey
Community Member
4 years ago

No, it is totally deniable that white privilege is a thing. It is not. It does not exist. The phrase "white privilege" is a racist call, spilling from the lips or racists. It is no different than yelling "Ni@@er."

Trish Sparda
Community Member
4 years ago

that is bullshit , and an attitude like this puts some people (no matter their skin color) into a group thinking that they deserve more than they are actually trying for, pathetic....

Jamie Crook
Community Member
4 years ago

There is absolutely white privilege in the world, no doubt about that but this "person" assumed way to quickly to know another person's story... there are many regardless of race, gender, etc who are struggling to get ahead and have not had a head start in life...well done to this person for achieving what they have, its a steep slope when you come from such circumstances and takes an amazing determination to beat the status quo.

Chuck Ferraris
Community Member
4 years ago

If you really think about it, the privilege is attractiveness. You get a pass more if you are slim, attractive, etc. than if you are average or less endowed in the beauty department. You've seen more handsome men or more attractive women that make it up the ladder much faster than those of us who are just another face. How many times have you heard about how an attractive person gets out of tickets, or gets an amazing deal when buying a car, or how that attractive person is the teacher's pet. ANYONE who works and sacrifices isn't privileged, they are driven. The person who doesn't want to put in the work will say that someone else is privileged because they are jealous.

Michael Worsley
Community Member
4 years ago

I'll make this real quick... She's a cunt. Too much?

Michael Worsley
Community Member
4 years ago

I'll make it simple... She's a cunt. Too much?

Walter Clifford
Community Member
4 years ago

if White Privilege means hard work ,sacrifice, coming from a foster home , Making your own way in the world to get what you what to eb then hell I know a lot of Black people that have White Privilege.

Leonard Friedman
Community Member
4 years ago

I have had this conversation many a time about being white, male, etc. My situation is not quite as extreme but also not too dissimilar to this person in that I had a variety of issues as a child, was thrown out of my home when I turned 18, etc.. I worked full-time day, went to school full-time night, took out loans, put myself through college, had to pay off my loans (one of the happiest days of my life was writing that last check) had nothing handed to me and had to bust my ass for all I have achieved. Everyone has a story and everyone has to fight for their own accomplishments. To say otherwise demeans the hard work of the individuals who have striven hard to get where they are or where they are going and just breeds resentment, She should ignore her friend's ignorance and enjoy her achievements over hardship, she earned it and no one can tell her otherwise!

Paul Harris
Community Member
4 years ago

Sadly Perception is reality. Hate it when I am mistaken for a Privileged White. Oh, just like all mexicans are rapist, African American are lazy, and of course all you whites are privileged. Yeah, I get it, but you have to live with such a LIE! Don't you?!

James Cannon
Community Member
4 years ago

The lady in this does not understand white privilege. Sure, the guy's skin color might have helped, but his study and dedication to get what he wanted helped way more. So this is NOT white privilege. Bitch needs to go back to school herself and make something of herself.

Dennis Hughes
Community Member
4 years ago

Labeling someone as privileged because of the color of their skin is just as racist as labeling someone inferior or superior because of the color of their skin. That person is a bigot.

Gornot
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm sorry, you can downvote this if you want, but that "friend" claiming privilege? Absolute cunt. No other words to describe her.

Kbug
Community Member
4 years ago

Congratulations

Sina Tallio
Community Member
4 years ago

The "white privilege" here is that, if she were anyone else but white in that exact same life situation, she'd have been shot, or deported, or been denied & discriminated many of the jobs, opportunities, scholarships & loans that she struggled to have...fact, plain & simple.

Laurence Cooper
Community Member
4 years ago

I know one thing her friend is not a friend

Kristina Zaccagnini
Community Member
4 years ago

Those schools still use affirmative action!! White privilege only mad it harder and more impressive for her to get accepted! People with grades two letters below her but are Mexican or black get in....isn’t that privilege

Chris Love
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah....I just love the purposeful ignoring of all the black millionaires out there, that actually put the SAME hard work into MAKING THEIR WAY as the whites, and actually achieved their goals! THEY struggled just like the rest of us, but they are not criticized SIMPLY because they are of color, and it doesn't suit the agenda of the "people of color" that have a welfare mentality, and just want a handout rather than working as hard as their peers!!

Dorinda Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

Privileged use to be the American Dream. Come educate get a job and work hard save and buy what you want. How did things get so screwed up?

Citizen Observer
Community Member
4 years ago

So I guess it is okay to point out anyone of color must have automatically got to where they are thanks to Affirmative Action.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
4 years ago

It sounds a great deal like sour grapes to me! Her background, doesn't scream white privelege! How dare that other girl says so! She is also not a friend, and if she said she was, she lied. The be so envious of another person, that you need to denigrate her accomplishments, is extremely sad. I also think, it it were the reverse, the other girl wouldn't say something like, " way to get that minority society choice working for you!" It's just rude and unkind, and she needs to be kicked to the curb !

Katherine Falk
Community Member
4 years ago

I traced back the origin of this alleged exchange to Shareably (https://shareably.co/white-privilege-story/) And from Shareably to this page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Anti-Socialist-1695106820724033/ You're all getting played by far-right-wing trolls. Don't fall for it.

Carissa House-Dunphy
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so clearly fake.

John Baker
Community Member
4 years ago

What do I think? Melissa is a stupid bitch. Nothing more needs to be said.

Oliwia Bytner
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone find name of this person!LET'S SPAM HIS WALL! 😼

Pamela Morris Cochran
Community Member
4 years ago

Pure jealousy. People just can't be happy for others for some reason. But this is jealousy. They moron needs to get off her lazy ass and quit waiting for a hand out

Marinus Kramer
Community Member
4 years ago

says white privilege is real, uses the lies of Shaun "thinks he's black, but is white" King.... you guys who wrote that article are idiots for using that piece of sh** as source

Tim Ashing
Community Member
4 years ago

I had to carry a rifle to pay for college.. There were no scholarships specifically for me ...

Sally Willis
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't buy this post at all. I think it completely fabricated in order to make a point.

Kimberly Saulters
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't know what I don't know what's wrong with people these days there's no such thing as white privilege the only privilege there is is of the criminal kind and the ones that commit fraud through the government there's no such thing as white privilege. Congratulations for getting into Yale that's wonderful

Kimberly Saulters
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't know what's wrong with people thinking there's a such thing as white privilege that's the craziest most absurd thing I've ever heard the only privilege in this world is the criminals and the people who commit fraud that's where their privilege comes from

Anna Salerno
Community Member
4 years ago

That person was totally pathetic. I am white and I will NEVER apologize for how I was born. If someone as pathetic as that person doing the criticizing ever attacked me like that I'd turn around and give her a kiss and tell her to shut her freaking pie hole! We were so poor when I was growing up that my mother had to work three jobs at times just to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. My father was sick and in the VA Hospital much of my growing up years. God bless my dear mother in Heaven.

Rich Hamrick
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG She made it big time and idiots want to piss on her parade.

Norman van Druten
Community Member
4 years ago

The only thing I see here is a hardworking, dedicated and motivated young lady who through sheer will and determination has achieved her goal to bettering herself by not letting her past hinder her path in life. WHITE PRIVILEGE??! I fail to see any favouritism or strings being pulled to get her what she ultimately set out to to achieve. To the young lady who berated her, I will neither lash out or insult you, rather you should bare this in mind, we do not raise our standards by lowering everyone elses, through hard work, determination and unfailing focus on your goals, you too could achieve anything.............advice from an old fool!!!

Greg Slone
Community Member
4 years ago

We have the Black Miss America Pageant, Black Entertainment Network, NAACP, American Negro College Fund, Congressional Black Caucuas, Black History Month, and dozens upon dozens of black only organizations and groups. If we had white equivalent we'd be called racists. So who has the privilege? White privilege is just a tool used by the left to try to take whites down a notch and control them but nobody who isn't a leftist cry baby is buying it.

Jeffery Rightmire
Community Member
4 years ago

Probably a little ANTIFA freak, far to the left for sure

Alan Willis
Community Member
4 years ago

What is her problem? This guy broke out of a system which stifles people (I doubt she ever checked college attendance and graduation rates for kids from foster care -- but they are, let me assure, very low). Privilege is a system of unearned advantages -- which simply do not apply here in any way. I'm a white male. I know privilege exists (I don't have to panic if a cop pulls me over for a broken tail light--as an example). But I also know my Ph.D. was earned with late nights of hard work, and this guys entry into Yale Med is far more difficult than my road grad school was (we were comfortable, though not rich, and I lived with my parents who stayed married for 57 years and never abused any of us -- so, yeah, my road was way easier).

mntncrone
Community Member
4 years ago

I actually work at Yale Med School - I can tell you the people accepted are SMART - AND from all walks of life, many different backgrounds, and Yale out OUT OF THEIR WAY to select the underdogs and non-privileged. And I'm not fan of Yale, believe me.

Donna Hagen
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege means you have to work harder than any other race to get into a good school, because of the "set-asides" for other races. So a white, for example, needs to earn, say, 90 points to get into a school where a black has only to earn 60 points, because they automatically get 30 points just for being black and meeting the school's "diversity" needs. In a perfect world, everyone would need to earn the same 90 points BY MERIT and not by what color they are, in order to get into that same school. But it will never happen.

Moe Belanger
Community Member
4 years ago

This person will spend her entire life looking for her baby dady and living as a single mother instead of trying to get an education

Dirk Bruere
Community Member
4 years ago

My main privilege was having parents who were non shit, in terms of intelligence, personality and genetics. That trumps every other kind of privilege.

Jane Eason
Community Member
4 years ago

Whether or not this article is true, a white person's admission to Yale requires extra high scores because scores of African Americans are given extra points for skin color.

Terry Jensen
Community Member
4 years ago

everybody has an excuse why they can't be successful and this is apparently the situation. Anyone can make in this country if you work hrd...isn't it funny that you don't hear these comments from theAsian section of this land ...why because they came here and worked their butts off...they also had some horrible issues like internment camps etc. This made them more determined and most did not hold a grudge on everyday Americans...they got OVER IT and left it behind. Just one example of Americans that if anyone had a grudge to hold it could be them.

JustLooking46
Community Member
4 years ago

Why wasn't I invited to this "White Privilege" train? I'm dead broke.

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

@Matt_Heagraves_GreenArmy_ how was she being a bitch? All she is saying is that she didn't get that "white privilege" crap, and was open and honest about being raised in an orphanage. If anyone is the bitch, it's the one who assumed that her "white privilege" is what got that person into Yale. The other person worked hard to get to where she got to.

MyPlane150
Community Member
4 years ago

The only folks that enjoy any kind of white privilege or otherwise outside of the rich are minorities that get a hand up via good 'ole affirmative action and the like. Imagine how many 'less privileged' folks may have gotten in with less than ideal grades or accomplishments. This Melissa is an example of liberal stupidity at its worst. Chance are, she is a failure and is needing to blame someone other than herself.

SA Jane
Community Member
4 years ago

People are just nasty these days, there is no reason to bring the race card into everything, which is what is happening these days. That only stirs the pot even more. I believe that all the ones crying about privilege are just lazy and jealous. You are the one that determines your life and future. Too many expect to get what others worked hard for & they expect to get it with no work or planning. So be proud of what you have earned, it sounds like you have every right to it. Ignore those that try to diminish your achievements, you owe them nothing.

Brad Klassen
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't understand why people can't just be happy for someone else's successes. There doesn't have to be a loser for her to be a winner. We should all be trying to elevate each other regardless of skin tone, religion, sexual orientation etc. I guess I'm old fashioned but... if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. Congrats on all your hard work! You had a goal and you've achieved it. Good on you!!

Point Dexter
Community Member
4 years ago

White privilege doesn’t exist.. it’s a term racist blacks and white guilt addicted SJW’s came up with for something to blame when they make little effort.

endelbendel
Community Member
4 years ago

What is this need to stomp out a person's joy?

Leon Lipschitz
Community Member
4 years ago

i suspect this dear is someone who is too lazy to get off her butt and do a hard days work One of the YOU OWE ME people who expect everything must be done for him?her while they sit and do nothing You are a very Special person who has put in the effort and worked for what you got You don't need people like this in your life who try put you down Dump this jealous friend ASAP and get on with your life and make yourself PROUD

Geraldine D. Zimbler Kuss
Community Member
4 years ago

It's just a frustrated envious person that needs to be ignored. That girl overcame many obstacles to get into Yale and deserves praise for perseverance.

Bruce Kunde
Community Member
4 years ago

Her "privilege" was being born, working hard (Like everyone can), and reaping the rewards! I bet the other person has not achieved as much and is blaming this on it

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
4 years ago

What the hell has the colour of her skin got to do with this, I'd have punched her in the mouth then she'd have something to say about being privileged. This bloody Melissa is one sick bitch !!

Deneille Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

What about the American Privilege that every race has just by being an American?

Samantha Taylor
Community Member
4 years ago

That wasn't a friend. She was nothing but jealous and trying to cover it up as smart.

John Stevens
Community Member
4 years ago

The ideology behind white privilege is just racism under a new name. Having suffered from racism, you would think that people would be eager to leave it behind, yet it keeps getting renamed and re-justified.