10 Thoughts on Anna Holmes’ New York Times Op-Ed ‘Black With (Some) White Privilege’
“THIS piece alleges that mixed kids exercise some sort of white privilege by virtue of having a white parent. I think this entire premise is flawed; it is ENTIRELY circumstantial. She’s somehow conflating colorism with proximity to whiteness, and they’re two entirely different things.
You can be light-skinned with two black parents and receive the same benefits from lightness as a person who is mixed. And what if you’re a dark-skinned mixed person—somebody whose background is entirely impossible to tell from skin tone—and receive no “benefits”? Then what? Do you still have some white privilege because of your white parent? Like, do they need to show up to prove it? Maybe you just can’t use it in person, only on paper?”