"White privilege can be a tricky thing for people to wrap their heads around. If you’ve ever called out white privilege before, chances are you’ve heard responses like ‘But I’m didn’t ask to be born white!’ or ‘You’re being reverse racist.’"
A woman in a military spouse group I’m in on FB posted a video of service members, I think they’re soldiers, watching and chanting along to a Christian video. She included the caption “this is so awesome[.]” I just want to scream because, no, it’s not. If the individuals in uniform were praising Allah this would be an entirely different post, probably flagged by the groups moderator and called out for being “terrorist.”
No, this video freaks me out. As a woman, first, because Christianity doesn’t like women with ideas or opinions of their own, and second as a person who tries very hard not to judge or hate others (it’s a hard process because my childhood in Utah really didn’t give me the tools for such an adulthood) I know this video wouldn’t be called “awesome” if it was another religion or not room of mostly white men (as it appeared to be, I could only watch about 5 seconds before I stopped it).
That video, to me, was scary because I’m reminded of that doofus from Duck Dynasty saying “kill them or convert them.”