White privilege is being able to follow your dreams of playing punk music without people telling you that “you’re black, you should like rap!” and that “someone like you can’t make it in a white music industry”. White privilege is speaking 4 different non-African languages without people telling you that “4 African languages don’t count” and playing 9 different instruments without people asking “if one of them is steel pan”.White privilege is being able to win awards for your achievements without people thinking you cheated your way to an academic excellence award and white privilege is being able to tell people that actually, no, you were born here, but you’re half Asian and half brown, and actually not black at all, without them saying that it’s all “basically the same thing”. White privilege is being able to be yourself and speak proper English without people telling you that “you’re trying to turn yourself white”. White privilege is being able to tell people you’re an atheist without them telling you that “all Filipinos like church!”
White privilege is being able to freely be yourself without being told that how you are is not how you should be.