White supremacy, Male White Supremacy

No remorse. I had an advantage. My Dad was the first in his family to go to college. He was a WWII war hero, bronze star, purple heart, went to North Eastern on the GI bill. Certified Public Accountant and stroke victim before he was 35.


Dad, worked and drank himself to death at 70. Died in his bed of a heart attack. Three kids one natural grand kid and 6 count them 6 stepgrandchildren. What does that say about the upbringing of his children that every one of them raised someone else’s kids but only had one kid of their own. It take a village a village like my Dad and Mom made.


We were all white, the kids are all white the grand kids are all white.


Sexist implication follow. My brother and I do not have any biological children, we have never been divorced, as far as I know we have never gotten a woman pregnant. He has been married once and I have been married twice, my first wife died. My sister has been married three times, I don’t know how many times she has been pregnant but I only have one biological nephew, one person who carries my Dad’s genes.


My Mom did not finish high school, she was pretty, tough and had a kind of native intelligence. She was the next to last of 9 siblings and her father had died before she left home. She was raised by her siblings and a single Mom.


My paternal grandfather was a Teamster, old school teamster, had a Team of draft Horses. He mostly serviced lumberjacks and loggers in the Maine Woods. Dad did not have even a bicycle growing up. He had a baseball glove. That and the family clock were the only things he got from his parents, well accept his genes and attitudes.


Dad really wanted to play baseball, it would have been one way to get away from home. Enter WWII. Dad enlisted and was send to the South Pacific. He became a squad leader and Sargent, maybe even Platoon Leader. His squad was pinned down by a Japanese Sniper. (this was after his second amphibious beach assault) The BAR gunner was shot so he took the BAR and was counter firing on the sniper when he too was hit but he stuck to the gun and eventually got the sniper or one of the others in the squad did.


Dad got a Bronze star and purple heart for this, 8 months on a hospital ship, an honorable discharge and the GI bill.


What does this have to do with White Supremacy, Dad really only had his male whiteness going for him but it bought my Mom, Brother and Sister and most importantly myself Middle Class Lifestyles. We are talking solid middle class skilled labor type lifestyles. Sis and Bro did not get degrees but Sis got some College and Bro got apprentice machinist training and a union job. Mom got Dads savings and Social Security. She mostly lived on the Social Security and we inherited the savings including a paid off house. I got a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle and a 35 year and counting career in the nations space program with more than 6 awards from NASA for excellence, I word for subcontractors.


I did not get them because I was a white male, I got them dispite being a white male, remember this was the era of affirmative action and now the era of diversity. I got them because I was excellent. I outperformed my Female, Hispanic, Black, etc. peers.


Did I have some advantages, sure, my parents never divorced, they encouraged me in extracurricular activities. They helped with the costs of my post secondary education, they did not pay for my college education but did help some. My Dad drank too much and might have fooled around.


I predict that no matter how much you push affirmative action and diversity and no matter how much preference you give to minorities, White Males are going to rise to the top. Even if everyone else was equal (I don’t think they are) White Males have an advantage or head start that can’t be eliminated even with a bias in the favor of others. Me, I try to give everyone a fair shake because I know there are exceptional, Female, Hispanic, Black and LBGTQ individuals some even more talented than I but the wage gap does not surprise me.




Billy Roper Added Feb 28, 2017 - 8:50am
Thank you for sharing your story. I agree with you, there's a reason why the different races have not contributed equally to human civilization, and it comes down to genetics.
Dino Manalis Added Feb 28, 2017 - 8:58am
All of us have to work hard and strive for excellence, character matters, being raised with good morals and values help one individually and to share these values with society in general.
Billy Roper Added Feb 28, 2017 - 8:58am
And society is a racial construct.
George N Romey Added Feb 28, 2017 - 9:19am
There are more white people proportionally so naturally there will be more white people in senior roles.  Moreover, many women tend to eschew senior roles for child raising reasons (yes the feminist will deny this).  People should be judged on their accomplishments, talents, experience, maturity. skills, etc. 
Billy Roper Added Feb 28, 2017 - 12:32pm
George, right, so White people haven't outperformed other races in places where they have been the minority? LOL
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Feb 28, 2017 - 1:39pm
White people may have outperformed all other races in their own territory, but put them on a dusty road in Cameroon or Chile and see how they perform. Every street kid will outperform them by its street smartness.
REAL competence is when you have NOTHING and make something of it - wherever you are.
And that's not a matter of race.
BTW: I'm talking of the world TODAY.
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Feb 28, 2017 - 1:41pm
BTW: Survival on your own it the HIGHEST form of performance. The rest is just side remark.
Billy Roper Added Feb 28, 2017 - 9:45pm
Stone, there wouldn't be any roads in Chile, or a Chile, without us. So, a caveman is a higher performer than a NASA engineer? Really?
Stone-Eater Friedli Added Mar 1, 2017 - 7:42am
Depends from which side you look at it. The caveman has better chances to survive on his own than the NASA engineer. Of course when it comes to intellectual performance you're right ;-) But intellect alone does not guarantee survival.
Tamara Wilhite Added Mar 2, 2017 - 2:56pm
‘White men’: the most dehumanising insult of our times
Tim Knowles Added Mar 2, 2017 - 9:34pm
Thanks to everyone for reading my story.
Shane Dean Added Mar 6, 2017 - 4:08pm
Tim, this was a pretty good article.  I wish people could get the real point.  Well, at least the one that I got.  Work head and get ahead.  Don't let the victimhood you are taught hold you back.  Be the best you can be.
Anyway, thanks for being brave enough to write some taboo.