I’ve thought for my entire life that the concept of “White privilege” was hogwash – My Grandfather was a sharecropper and blacksmith in South Texas, my Father enlisted in the Army in 1952, went to Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning in 1956, and spent thirty-two years on active duty, retiring as a Colonel (and thus qualifying for the OCS Hall of Fame) in 1988, then working another ten years for one of the Beltway Bandit consulting firms in Northern Virginia, where he and my Mother retired from the Army, and where they live to this day. I spent the first seventeen years of my life moving every 2-3 years from one duty station to the next, then four years at a Senior Military College (while enlisted in the National Guard at the same time), following Daddy’s footsteps into the U.S. Army.
It wasn’t until 2006 that my annual salary finally made it to six figures – And I worked my butt off to get there. I’ll still have to work until I’m 70 years old…My army pension, Sep IRA, 401K, and Social Security won’t let us retire comfortably unless I do. It’s a good thing I’m practically pickled from alcohol consumption over the years, I’ll probably live past 90 (most of the men in my family do – Granddaddy was 96 and spry when he passed peacefully in his sleep, Great-Granddaddy was 92 (he owned, then lost his own farm / ranch near Sequin, TX, which is how Granddaddy ended up a sharecropper for another landowner), hell, as far back as I can trace it the men in this family have ended up old and mean.
But this…THIS changes everything:
SÃO PAULO—With “jewel-tone eyes,” blond hair and a “smattering of light freckles,” Othello looks nothing like most Brazilians, the majority of whom are black or mixed-race. Yet the “Caucasian” American cashier, described in those terms by the Seattle Sperm Bank and known as Donor 9601, is one of the sperm providers most often requested by wealthy Brazilian women importing the DNA of young U.S. men at unprecedented rates.
Over the past seven years, human semen imports from the U.S. to Brazil have surged as more rich single women and lesbian couples select donors whose online profiles suggest they will yield light-complexioned and preferably blue-eyed children.
If that isn’t “White Privilege”, I don’t know what is. “Othello” gets paid to spank his young, pale little monkey and allow the Seattle Sperm Bank to freeze and store his seed. All because he’s Caucasian.
You win, my SJW friends, you win.
[Addendum: Not for nuttin’ (see what I did there?), but I started dating a beautiful young black lady my junior year in high school, in 1981, and married her in 1986 (she had prerequisites for accepting my proposal: I was to return to Killeen with a college degree, a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and a ring of sufficient size for her to wear without being embarrassed until I could afford a bigger stone (I’ve increased the stone size and the ring twice since then). My three kids are all 1/2 African-American, and they are all gorgeous – They got that from their mother.]