According to a test provided to students and teachers by a Wisconsin school district, it appears I have white privilege.
This comes as a surprise to me too, for various reasons, but the most obvious being that I am not white. I am black.
I thought it’d be fitting to take one of these “white privilege tests,” which are so rampant in schools, for two reasons. One, to demonstrate how ridiculous and detrimental Critical Race Theory-inspired tests can be for children. And two, to highlight how important it is, as midterms barrel closer, to vote against progressive candidates and school boards.
It is humorous when I take a ridiculous “white privilege” test and poke holes in leftist agendas. It becomes less funny, though, when you realize tests like this one are affecting our children’s innocent and often race-less worldview, encouraging them to look at their Caucasian friends negatively, and to view their own race as something that is lesser.
This is especially impactful for me, as I have a child who will be school age in the next several years.
The first question on the test asked whether I could arrange for, or be in the company of people who were my own race. To which I responded, “yes.” Because I think everybody can choose who they want to be friends with, correct? It seems odd, and potentially racist, that this would even be a focus.
The second question asked whether, when I move to a new place, “I can be positive and confident that neighbors will be neutral or pleasant to me.” I answered “yes” here as well. Again, the question is strange. If they were talking about noisy or annoying neighbors, maybe I’d have answered “no.” There are always bothersome neighbors.
The third question asked whether “I worry about being followed to the grocery store if I’m walking there alone.” For the third time, my answer was “yes.” Are they talking about race here? Or, about simply living in a more rough or impoverished neighborhood? It’s unclear.
“I can turn on the television, or the newspaper, and see people of my race widely represented.” This is the fourth question. Again, I answered “yes.” All the time now, I see black individuals and minorities represented in commercials, TV shows, and movies. It seems like it’s a requirement at this point for casting directors and producers. Turns out the black community does have something to thank blue haired woke scolds for.
The fifth question was a confusing one. It asked if “I could speak in public to a powerful male group, without putting my race on trial.” I do not know what a “powerful male group” is, or what specifically they are referring to here; I checked “yes” because I have no experience with my race being put on trial when speaking to “powerful male groups,” whatever that means.
And the last and final question: “I am never asked to speak for my entire racial group.” We know the answer here for me. I’m often told by others that I cannot and should not speak for the black community, being the “Uncle Tom” or “white supremacist” that I am. So, I went ahead and answered “yes” to the last question as well.
Apparently, six affirmative answers to these questions proves that I have white privilege.
You learn something new every day.