Loni Love unveiled last year that she’s dating a White man, actor James Welsh. Now Loni is making news by saying that her Caucasian man does not benefit from White privilege.
“White privilege” is a series of advantages that all White people have over non-whites – often referred to as “an invisible package of unearned assets”.
Loni believes that her man, although he’s White, doesn’t benefit at all from it. She made the comments in a recent interview.
Here’s what Hello Beautiful is saying:
After stressing she “never looked at his color” and, instead, focused on their compatibility over anything else, Love touched on the concept of privilege. She claims that Welsh isn’t — in her opinion — a person to whom the term “white privilege” applies.
“I think a lot of people, when they look at white, they think, ‘They have privilege,'” she said. “But he struggled coming up just like I did. He didn’t have a lot of money and he had family issues and things like that. So, we kind of relate to that as well.”
White privilege denotes both obvious and less obvious passive advantages that white people may not recognize they have, which distinguishes it from overt bias or prejudice. These include cultural affirmations of one’s own worth; presumed greater social status; and freedom to move, buy, work, play, and speak freely.
The effects can be seen in professional, educational, and personal contexts. The concept of white privilege also implies the right to assume the universality of one’s own experiences, marking others as different or exceptional while perceiving oneself as normal