A poster campaign that originated at the University of San Francisco has started creeping onto other college campuses across the country. The posters encourage racism, segregation and bigotry. Yet instead of the outrage that normally ensues when such hate is practiced, the liberal schools are applauding.
The posters tell students to “check their privilege.” According to Breitbart, there are boxes for “Male,” “White,” “Heterosexual,” and even “Christian.”
By allowing the posters to be put up and remain in place, the schools are promoting the dangerous liberal fallacy that white people, straight people, men, and Christians some how do not have hardships and any success that is earned is somehow given to them because of one of those criteria.
The poster defines privilege as “unearned access to social power based on membership in a dominant social group.” The posters effectively try to remove hard work, determination and self-reliance from a person’s place in the world.
Instead of trying to build up minorities using positive means, the schools are segregating people by groups and placing blame.
How can Christians remotely be perceived as privileged in this country today? Everyday, Christianity is stripped more and more from this country and Christians are actively being persecuted for their beliefs.
In fact, there is no demographic less “privileged” these days than a straight, white, Christian person.
The oddest part of the poster is the part in which they refer to Christmas as being a form of privilege because Christians get the day off. They must have forgotten while making the poster that every person in this country gets Christmas off.
If the liberal schools want to complain about privilege, they should remember that they live in America, the greatest country in the world. If people can’t make something of themselves here, it is through no fault but their own. Resorting back to segregation and bigotry will not help a person overcome their shortcomings.