Hey, Roaming! So, my dad mentioned one of those privilege thought exercises where it has people in a line and then they ask questions, take a step forward and back, etc. I was surprised he totally believes in privilege. I am of the opinion that the US is extremely privileged as a whole in comparison to other nations. So, barring that fact, I want to argue that poverty is the common denominator, not race, in terms of a metric of success or privilege. The census statistics for the "poorest cities in America" showed places with a high black population. I looked at it at a rural level, too. No one can deny that people who are so far removed from modern society are underprivileged when the median income was like $9000. Long story short, 47% (more than any other group) of those poorest places were predominantly black. Like 66% of them were US-minority majority places. I can't exactly deny that. I tried to look for some kind of racial break down of specifically the poor in those tiny places, but the Census didn't have them openly available. But I also couldn't find any sort of indicator of cost of living in those places. I also can't think of a reason other than maybe the systemic racist people might actually have a point about there being a disproportionate amount of poverty amongst black people in comparison to white people. If it's not some kind of racism at the root of the problem, what is? I'm pretty stumped. For me the numbers are starting to actually suggestive to the SJWs having a point, but then again as someone more concerned with endangered fish populations than human populations, I'm a little out of my element here so I'm looking to you for any kind of opinion or insight. Just like in ecological niches I can only assume there are n-dimensional variables acting on whether or not people are successful. My metric for success or this perception of privilege is completely flawed, but even so, the trend is startling. Damn, I kind of want to stick to looking at fish. Fish make more sense to me than social stuff.