It's not really about "blame." That's part of why people get so prickly and won't face that privilege exists, because they think they're being attacked as a racist or something. The whole concept of 'privilege' was/is about making people aware of what they have in their favor that others don't, to shut down arguments that "well I got an education and succeeded in business, anyone who doesn't is just lazy and stupid." You don't have to flagellate yourself and give all your possessions away (though charity is still a plus). You're part of a society that was built very centrally around racism, and it's gotten better, but there are still enough traces there that you need to be aware things are tilted in your favor. You're playing on Easy Mode, some people are playing on Hard Mode. You don't have to feel shitty about winning, you're not 'to blame' for the other person having more difficulty, but you need to understand it's not the same. That's all the talk about being aware of privilege is about.Best post of the thread look at that, thanks.
My problem with this though is it all across the nation and are all whites to blame? If so how do we fix it? What does the black community want done?
I am not going to fall back on the thug culture here because the obvious rebuttal to that would be the 60's - late 80's the same issues were happening (all across the nation? or just in the South)