The hashtag #MyWhitePrivilege briefly became a trending topic on Saturday, at first becoming a space for white people to admit the ways in which the color of their skin has benefitted them…before the conversation devolved into something else!
The hashtag started after Twitter user @FreeYourMindKid asked white people to share the most “outrageous thing that you’ve gotten away with as a white person that you know damn well a black or brown person would have never gotten away with…”
He then asked them to caption their responses #MyWhitePrivilege. Here were some of them:
Although many were open to sharing their stories, the hashtag quickly devolved as right-wing conservatives used the opportunity to clown the very idea of White Privilege.
Were you surprised by some of the tweet confession you read on the #MyWhitePrivilege hashtag?