“White privilege.” That term is thrown around by the left as if it ends all arguments and instantly puts people in their place, but the reality is that the entire premise is based on a myth.
If you listen to social justice warriors, Americans who are of European descent are so much better off than everyone else. This is due to systemic racism, they argue, and the entire deck is stacked against people who don’t come from privileged backgrounds.
It’s a nice sob story that provides a convenient excuse for groups who aren’t achieving as much economically. Got turned down for a promotion? Blame racism, instead of your own resume or abilities.
There’s just one pesky problem: Reality. It turns out that when incomes in America are broken down by ancestry, European Americans aren’t actually on top — and some groups who have been historically disadvantaged are doing extremely well.
Yes, hard-working individuals who trace their heritage back to India make the most money in the United States, with over $107,000 as their median household income.
There’s absolutely no denying that these high-earning citizens are “minorities.” According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Indian-Americans are just 0.6 percent of the country’s population. That’s less than one percent.
When’s the last time you heard the left admit that a minority group made up of “people of color” make the most money in America? It doesn’t fit the narrative, so it must be covered up.
The broken narrative doesn’t stop there, however. Americans of European heritage are actually nowhere in the list of the top five highest earners, but are seventh on the list.
Among the ethnicities making more money than white Europeans are Israeli-Americans, Taiwanese-Americans, and Filipino-Americans.
It’s worth noting that Israelis are arguably one of the most persecuted people of the last century. The nation of Israel has only been around for about 70 years, and was created by the United Nations after the Jewish people were nearly wiped off the face of the planet by genocide during World War II.
Similarly, Filipinos have certainly not had a privileged life. That country was decimated by war and crime for many years, and is by nearly any measure still a poor country today.
It turns out that ethnicity and race have far less to do with success in America than other factors. Individuals who work hard, apply themselves, and are entrepreneurial succeed economically and move up the ladder of achievement.
On the other side of the coin, people who continuously make excuses and blame others for their failures don’t do as well.
We used to call this “common sense”… but unfortunately, it has become far more convenient to point fingers than to take responsibility for failure.
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