A White Privilege Check

This is from Facebook. My answer is the last section of this post.


There was a poster that suggested doing a white privilege check. It said to reply only if you are white and have worked since you were a kid. It was posted by Annie Kay on June 8 at 10:47 AM.

Mike Phillips

July 15, 2020, at 4:13 PM


Started babysitting when I was 10 or 11 years old. Have loved children ever since then. Was on the work study program when I was in the business college. And started working at The United Communities Fund in Norfolk, Virginia within two weeks after I graduated from the business college. I and worked in Virginia until I moved to Kentucky when I got married in 1974, and in Kentucky, until I became disabled and lost both my permanent full time job with a bank, and my permanent part time job with a security guard company. That was June 9, 1990. Once i got stabilized on my medicine, I went to a community college and after graduation started another bank job. It lasted from March of 2000 until November of 2004. I haven’t worked since then other than a few volunteer jobs. . I have done volunteer work at four nursing homes during the years, where I was either just spending time with the patients and reading to them, or I was feeding the patients and helping with other personal duties for them. So, you see, I have tried to keep going until just these past two years. My last surgery and has just about stopped me in my tracks. I now have a caregiver 5 hours a day Monday through Saturday each week. The surgeries that I still need to have in the future have been put on hold indefinitely.
August 2, 2020, at 10:34 PM