The Hilaria Baldwin Story is a Reminder that White Privilege is a Myth

The Hilaria Baldwin story isn't worth two drops of digital ink except to point out that this current wave of racial reckoning, which seeks to out white people who have been passing as minorities (Latinos are already white, but that's just another of the absurdities of the identity politics regime) testifies to the victimhood farce.

When minorities were oppressed, minorities tried to pass as white.

Black people attempted to pass as white. Any minority immigrant group, including Arabs, who arrived insisted that they were white. (The push for a MENA category to benefit Muslims is a new phenomenon, but the original Arab immigrants were Christians, mostly from what is now Syria and Lebanon, along with parts of Israel.)

When there actually is a racial hegemony, then people try to pass for the race or races at its peak.

You can measure the shift in Senator Elizabeth Warren's pathetic attempt to claim Cherokee status, followed by an infestation of other academics who claimed to be minorities, most famously Rachel Dolezal. 

The only thing this demonstrates is that there is a particular benefit to be had from claiming to be a minority and little to no benefit from being a white person. (Being a connected white person, as most lefties are, is another matter, but you don't have to be white to be plugged into those political and cultural networks.)

The Hilaria Baldwin story, of Alec Baldwin's wife trying to pass as Latino, is a reminder that white privilege is a pernicious racist myth, and that the descendants of some of America's most prestigious families which, absurdly Hilaria is, are desperately trying to be minorities. Even to the point of feigning accents and claiming that their English is bad. It's pathetic and a vivid demonstration of what privilege actually looks like. No one pretends to be a member of an oppressed group.  


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