For proof that white privilege not only exists, it's thriving in the West, one needs to look no further than the meteoric rise of Donald J Trump - both as a businessman and as the Republican nominee for POTUS 2016. Because how else can you explain the continued success of a man who has tax fraud, real estate fraud, and several counts of sexual assault associated with his name?
There is no doubt that if Trump wasn't a Caucasian male, he would have been enjoying a bit of jail-time instead of massive right-wing support.
The most-openly racist politician to have ever run for the presidency of the United States has been taken through the motions of some really epic (and wholesome) trolling by the black community, and other sane humans on Twitter.
Why is this important? The same reason why even in this day and age, people genuinely need to be reminded that black lives matter.
Lookie here, and enjoy:
#IfTrumpWereBlack 5 kids by 3 different mothers & an admitted history of adultery would NOT have Evangelicals praising his "family values".— Only4RM (@Only4RM) November 3, 2016
#IfTrumpwereBlack he would've never won the Republican nomination.— GOAT78 (@GOAT78) November 3, 2016
#IfTrumpWereBlack His real estate company wouldn't have rented to him— Lori Hibblets (@Hibbletsnbits) November 4, 2016
Wesley Snipes didn't pay income taxes 1999-2001. He got jail time. Trump didn't pay federal income taxes for 18 years. #IfTrumpWereBlack— Sane Ppl 4 Hillary (@SanePpl4Hillary) November 3, 2016
#IfTrumpWereBlack the media would label him an Angry black man who needs to be stopped— NoChillMood (@ritaag) November 3, 2016
#IfTrumpWereBlack when we talked about how not great America is, he'd be told to find another country to live in.— Davon Magwood (@davonmagwood) November 3, 2016
#IfTrumpWereBlack all the white women who accused him of harassment/sexual assault would have been believed. He'd also have no supporters.— Aditi Juneja (@AditiJuneja3) November 3, 2016