People Are Actually Debating Whether Anne Frank, Who Was Killed In The Holocuast, Had White Privilege

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We can all pretty much agree that social media is terrible and represents the worst of society, and Twitter just might be the biggest offender. There, keyboard warriors feel free to spew out whatever horrible, nasty, and often untrue thing comes to their minds and there’s no one to stop them. The latest detestable conversation that’s arisen is whether or not Anne Frank, the teen who died in a concentration camp during World War II for being Jewish, had white privilege. Yes, really.

  1. Where this bizarre idea started is unclear. However, conversation stemmed from some mad notion that Jewish people had the benefit of white skin to go unnoticed in public during the occupation of Nazi Germany and their invasion of much of the rest of Europe. Historically, people of color haven’t been offered the same privilege. However, as many have pointed out, this is a bit of a false equivalency, to say the least.
  2. Many people have shot the idea down. Educated, thoughtful people have pointed out how ludicrous the idea of Anne Frank having white privilege really is. After all, Jews were always seen as an ethnically inferior race and Anne Frank was forced to, you know, hide in an attic for years until she was ultimately caught and sent to a concentration camp specifically for being Jewish.
  3. Anne Frank did not have white privilege, if that wasn’t clear. As one commenter rightly noted: “Anne Frank didn’t have white privilege…you wanna know why? Jewish people aren’t included when white nationalists define the perfect Aryan race. If you think she did, tell that to all the other innocent Jewish people forced into concentration camps for not being white enough.”
  4. This isn’t the first time Twitter has gone after an innocent target. A few years ago, TMZ notes that everyone was gunning for Hellen Keller, who was both deaf and blind, saying she only got successful because of her white privilege. However, targeting Anne Frank seems like a new low altogether.

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