Pale People Got White Privilege

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When the state’s major daily newspaper has spent a year promoting racial division and progressives around the country have turned their Eye of Sauron on the speaker of the Rhode Island House for expressing disbelief in the concept of “white privilege,” what more can be done than to write a parody song?

Herewith, “Pale People,” to the tune of Randy Newman’s controversial hit from the ’70s, “Short People.”  (I’m sticking to the story that I left in the popping sounds from my inadequate recording equipment because it lends an authentic vinyl feel to the recording.)

 


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Pale People

Pale people got white privilege
Pale people got white privilege
Pale people got white privilege
These days

They say we can’t see it
But they know it’s there
We got to talk about it
Just to show we care
If you got pink cheeks
Around a slender little nose
You get a silver spoon
It’s just the way it goes

Well, I don’t want no white privilege
Don’t want no white privilege
Don’t want no white privilege
‘Round here

“White privilege” is just a phrase to signify
That you’re superior
To other whites who think they’ve had to strive
But that’s just more proof

Pale people got no grievance
Pale people got no grievance
Pale people got no grievance
That counts

Could be disabled
Mom and dad might be drunks
And all the gatekeepers
Treat you like a leaky skunk
You mighta grown up poor
Your face is ugly as sin
All a’ that ain’t nothin’
To the color of your skin
It don’t matter what
You think you’ve overcome
Don’cha take credit
For the things you’ve done

‘Cause I don’t want no white privilege
Don’t want no white privilege
Don’t want no white privilege
‘Round here



  • Helen

    Right on. Love it and you hit the nail on the head.
    I really don’t understand this “white privilege” idea except as a political power play. It is quite dishonest of people to say all white people have privilege,in my opinion. It causes pain and shows a complete lack of understanding about the hardships one’s fellow human beings who are white have endured and still do endure. It is a cruel sham. I don’t care what rationale anybody tries to give me about it.

    • Mike Rollins

      The term “white privilege” is an attempt to collectively guilt-trip
      people who happen to have paler than median complexions. As such, it is an inherently evil, and nasty term. Anyone who uses the term “white privilege” is inherently guilty of either racial bigotry, self-hatred, or both.

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