I’m sorry but when you have Black communities that look like warzones and police that occupy those areas, I contest the notion of Western privilege. We are vulnerable to the same media, military and economic exploitations as any colony.
It’s not that we live a privileged life in the US as black people, at all. But when we are abroad we have Western privileges and inhabit a privileged space in that regard, even if we are being oppressed based on our skin color at the same time. That is not to be confused with white people who have both Western and white privilege (with the former reinforcing that latter in these spaces as solutionsbecomeproblems put so well). We inhabit a liminal space which is difficult to dissect, but that’s why a more nuanced analysis is necessary—with “Westernness” bestowing on us some privileges abroad (e.g. diplomatic immunity) rooted in the global power of our countries of origin, but our “blackness” leading to our oppression due to anti-black sentiments. We encounter and live both while abroad as black Westerners.
I’m still dissecting this, though, so those are just preliminary thoughts. Let me know what you guys think.