A Black young woman has started an online petition with GoFundMe, to gain "white privilege." Is this not genius or what?…….
The unique idea is the brainchild of GoFundMe.com user Yaya M., who launched this impressive campaign on Wednesday and has already garnered the support of thousands from people who have called the campaign “brilliant.”
“Although I have layered oppressions that have affected my ability to access my slice of the American Pie™, no issue has affected me more readily than my lack of white privilege,” Yaya writes on her campaign page. “From being assumed to have ‘cheated’ my way into programs for gifted children AND college (via affirmative action), to having my natural hair viewed as unprofessional amongst professional peers, to having people make negative assumptions about my competency level, interests, and job knowledge, to being viewed as naturally dangerous or threatening, my lack of white privilege has created numerous obstacles as I’ve struggled to successfully compete in a white-dominated workforce.”
Yaya’s ultimate goal is to raise $135,000 — which she says she has calculated based on her work history and the financial disadvantage she has had over the years when compared to whites in the work force.
“I’ve been earning anywhere from 63-69 percent of what a white man makes for the same work since I entered the workforce in 1999. Even if I control for part-time work as a teenager and consider increases in pay as I grew older/more experienced and changed my field, that still averages out to about a $9000 deficit for each year I’ve been employed. Multiply that by 15 years of hustle and you have my total,” she wrote.