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Letter: Privilege movement delegitmizes opposition to liberal agenda

This is in response to Frank Batavick's article: "To deny white privilege is to deny history." Frank writes that the white privilege movement "was established to sensitize Caucasians to what life is like for people of color, and to help us realize that our 'whiteness' automatically grants us privileges at birth." Frank also said the conservative media demonizing Black Lives Matter is proof of white privilege.

The Black Lives Matter movement is directly responsible for the 56 percent increase in police killings that last year saw 135 police officers killed in the line of duty, with 21 ambushed/assassinated. The liberal media won't criticize them, but when the conservative media dares to say anything, Frank says it proves white privilege.

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White privilege is a tactic to delegitimize, through demonizing, any opposition to the radical actions used to advance liberal ideology. White privilege mutated from Affirmative Action, which gives someone special privileges based on the color of their skin (which denies someone those same privileges because of their color), then that metastasis into diversity, where someone must be included based on the color of their skin (which denies someone based on their color). So these people are protesting privilege, based on its color. If it's white it's bad, if it's colored it's good. That's racism. So they are protesting and complaining about their own behavior.

Frank seems obsessed with blaming the Caucasians for world slavery. Recorded history – rather it's the Christian lineage from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, King David, King Solomon, or the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Islamic and Ottoman empires, or the African, Asian (Ghengis Khan) and American (Aztec, Mayas) nations/empires – confirms they all had slaves. Slavery was not unique to Caucasian society and not introduced to the New World by Columbus. Slavery was actually more prevalent in the socieites of "people of color." Also conveniently left out of Frank's conversation is most all the slaves brought to America were sold into slavery by "people of color." You have to be naïve to think the Red Coats marched into the interior of Africa, captured the indigenous people and walked out with them.

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John Wayne summed up life and privilege in the movie "The Sands of Iwo Jima," when he said "Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid."

Carl Burdette

Westminster

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