WHITE PRIVILEGE IS
Inspired by @ListPrompts. This could've been much much longer, but I decided to stick to my own, ~model minority~ experiences.
- •Fully knowing you got good grades on your meritsI spent half of high school wondering if the good grades I received on essays I spent a few hours writing were because they were actually good. I'll be honest: I wasn't always the best student. But I've received A's and B+'s on papers with many spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. At this point in my life, I'm pretty sure I've earned my grades, but I'll always wonder if I really deserve my grades.
- •Not getting called "exotic"
- •People assume you speak EnglishI cannot tell you the amount of times someone has asked me, very slowly, "do you speak English?"
- •People don't assume you're academically successful because of your racePeople were always so surprised that I didn't get highest honors/wasn't on the dean's list.
- •You're not expected to marry within your raceThe day I bring a non-Asian home will be the day my mom disowns me. Kidding! Okay half-kidding because you should see how she treats my brother's intelligent, kind, white girlfriend.
- •Racial microaggressions aren't really a thing?
- •You will always see yourself represented on every major television network
- •Or in most award shows
- •You aren't expected to enter a STEM field due to your raceMy mom nearly cried when I told her I wanted to major in sociology (I chose psychology lol at least I'm getting a B.S.)
- •The majority of your college peers will be your race
- •There's a whole lot more that I cannot relate to due to the whole model minority thing, but that's another post
- •But most of all...
- •Any disadvantage you experience is not due to your race