I am white. I am straight. I am male.

To the best of my knowledge, I am in the ONLY demographic profile that doesn't count as part of a minority in the U.S.

Women are a minority (even though, at times, they outnumber men). African Americans, Latin Americans, Asians, and many other ethnic groups are all minorities. I'm not positive about this, but I think homosexuals are a minority as well.

If I am competing for a job against a woman, and I get hired, she can claim it's sexism, but if she gets hired, I can't do the same. If I am competing for a job against an African American, and I get hired, he can claim it's racism, but if I get hired, I can't. There is something wrong with this picture.

How is this possible? It comes from the idea that the favored race cannot be discriminated against. In other words, it is impossible to discriminate against men. It is impossible to discriminate against whites. Does this seem strange to anyone? I have a friend who was passed over for a promotion by his feminist boss. She even TOLD him that she promoted his competition because she was female. My friend couldn't do anything, because the law holds that men can't be discriminated against.

I am in the process of applying to college. On every application, there is a section to identify yourself with one of the groups listed (Asian, Latin American, etc). I always have to check Caucasian. Since I live in a middle class home, in a middle class town, with white parents, it is a statistical fact that I have less of a chance of getting accepted than someone with equal SAT scores and grades who comes from a minority.

We celebrate black history month in school. I think that's great. But I wonder what would happen if someone suggested a white history month.