Well, I have to vent again. I am so sick of hearing about White Privilege. In fact I am so mad I could spit enough nails to build a house. And friends in the south that is pretty darn mad. I hear about how whites have more inherent rights than minorities because we are white. Who is spreading this atrocity? I will tell you. It is the white hating race baiters like Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, and yes, even the president himself. Well I want to clarify a few things that need to be said. Not all whites were born in the lap of luxury. I, for one was born into poverty. I come from a family of six kids. We lived in a small house with two parents, an elderly grandmother, and an aunt who was wheelchair bound.
We did not have food stamps or welfare. Yet we had food to eat and clothes on our backs. We did not always have what we wanted to eat but we had nourishing food. We did not have the latest fashions but we had clothes even if they were hand me downs. We felt rich at Christmas and when school started each year because we could get some new items and new shoes. What we got came from the hard work of our parents not from government handouts.
On second thought I guess you could say I am privileged. I am privileged to have parents that loved all their kids and taught us to love and fear God.
I am privileged to be adopted into God’s family. I am proud to say my Heavenly Father is the only king I will bow to.
I am privileged to say I got a college education. I not only graduated one time but I went back to college after my kids were grown and I was raising grandkids and working full time and graduated with honors and a second degree. I got no free ride either time. The first time I worked my way through. I admit I had to take out student loans but they are paid in full. The second time I worked and paid my way through.
I am privileged to have the support of my family.
I am privileged to have five sisters who are close and love each other.
I am privileged to raise two kids and four grandkids and teach them about God’s love and grace.
I lost my only son two years ago but I am privileged to know that I will see him again one day in Heaven.
I am privileged to have a husband who has provided for his family the best way he could. It has been tough at times, I will admit and it took both of us working to make ends meet. I am privileged to stay home now so I can take kids to their activities and school functions. It will not be easy since social security will be our income now but I have faith that God will provide our needs.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a privileged white but not in the politically correct sense. There can be privilege for everyone in America if they are willing to dare to dream and work hard everyday to make those dreams come true. Don’t expect to get anything for free. Use your heart and mind and don’t be afraid of that four letter word-WORK.
Now here is my disclaimer: IF I OFFEND ANYONE DON’T EXPECT AN APOLOGY FROM ME BECAUSE YOU WON’T GET IT!