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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not saying money doesn't talk, it certainly does.
    I'm just relating my experience with moving out of my "where I grew up area" to a completely different and largely unfamiliar rural setting.
    The community I moved to, is heavily reliant on the "who you know" system.

    I've been here for 8 or 9 years and really just started making head way.
    I understand completely. It's just that I constantly become soured by the sudden shift in people's attitudes and personalities once they find out what I'm worth. First it started with bitches using me to get to my family's money, and then it got worse when I received a cut. You think you can trust someone, and then you find out that you can't fully trust anyone. Even close friends will conspire against you, just because of some zeroes on a bank statement. Haters hate, but they get over it after you pay them for their goods and services.
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    1. "Minority only opportunities" are there to help minorities compete with white males. Such opportunities do not mean that whites are at a disadvantage. It means that white men are now getting more competition.

    2. Every non-privileged group is given "extra opportunities". In other words, every non-privileged group is targeted by scholarships, etc.. For example, relative to class, poor people are the most disadvantaged. As a result, there are plenty of scholarships that target, as you suggest, ALL poor people. Similarly, relative to race, black people are disadvantaged. As a result, there are plenty of scholarships that target black people. To say that one disadvantaged group (poor people) should be targeted but not another group (black people) is nonsensical.
    To me this simply sounds racist...

    It's okay to target poor people, but it's not okay to target black people...

    define "black"

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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I understand completely. It's just that I constantly become soured by the sudden shift in people's attitudes and personalities once they find out what I'm worth. First it started with bitches using me to get to my family's money, and then it got worse when I received a cut. You think you can trust someone, and then you find out that you can't fully trust anyone. Even close friends will conspire against you, just because of some zeroes on a bank statement. Haters hate, but they get over it after you pay them for their goods and services.
    Things I've learned is that letting people know your net worth or income, is not good, especially if you have/make more than they do.
    I'm probably poor compared to you, however, within my group I'm "better off" and some people try to take advantage of that.

    Just gotta learn to say no.
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Can't answer the poll. Yes, white privilege absolutely exists. And no, it's not something we should fight.

    Not because it's right that white privilege exists, but because it's going to persist as long as racial groups are treated as naturally occurring separations within the nation, opposing forces struggling to obtain the same resources. White privilege is going to exist as long as white people exist... and the only way to abolish that is to recognize that there is no fundamental difference between white people and non-white people.

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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Things I've learned is that letting people know your net worth or income, is not good, especially if you have/make more than they do.
    I'm probably poor compared to you, however, within my group I'm "better off" and some people try to take advantage of that.

    Just gotta learn to say no.
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    There is no such thing as white privilege in todays world and hasn't been for decades.
    it's an entirely made up concept by mentally inept people who look at the world and draw stupid arbitrary conclusions. Now the problem is that a great deal of stupid people actually buy into those stupid, arbitrary conclusions and then they promote, stupidly, as their condition is. Why?

    Because not recognizing this mystical thing like white privilege means that you have to recognize the tough realities of life and that you sleep in the bed you make yourself.

    The white trash lives just as bad as any other person of any other race that is in the financial pithole. And a rich black man lives just a well as a rich white man.
    And if you can have poor people of each race and rich people of each race, then the only, the only, logical, sane conclusion is that there is no such thing as white privilege. The CEO of bloody Xerox and Mcdonalds are both black. One of them is even a woman. So that blows the whole gender bias out the window too. It is an entirely made up concept drawn by looking at small pictures, ignoring reality and the big picture for the purpose of appealing to the mentally inept.

    And i don't care who gets offended by this. It is the truth.

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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    I know of nothing else but white privilege that can explain the continued existence of the Republican party.
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    And if you can have poor people of each race and rich people of each race, then the only, the only, logical, sane conclusion is that there is no such thing as white privilege. The CEO of bloody Xerox and Mcdonalds are both black. One of them is even a woman. So that blows the whole gender bias out the window too. It is an entirely made up concept drawn by looking at small pictures, ignoring reality and the big picture for the purpose of appealing to the mentally inept.
    I don't really know if I think there is "white privilege" or not. It's hard to quantify something like that. But I absolutely disagree with your conclusion here. Having successful people and unsuccessful people of each group does not prove there is no such thing as white privilege. Pointing to one example of a successful black person or an unsuccessful white person absolutely does not negate the idea that in general white people have an inherent advantage in society. Again, I don't know if I believe that's the case, but pointing out one or two CEO's of color and declaring that conclusively proves "white privilege" doesn't exist seems ridiculous to me.
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Are you kidding? If anything, I'm at a DISadvantage today as a white male.

    Revoke Affirmative Action and actually judge men by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. And quit giving women everything they want.
    Riiiiight.

    That's why 'white' men make about 40% more then women and about 25-30% more then 'black' men...because they have it soooo rough.



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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yes, but it is complicated, and no, I don't see being white as a disadvantage.
    It IS complicated and I think you described it well, being white is not a disadvantage.

    If there were only white people in America, there could of course be no "white advantage", and any advantage comes not from something as simple as people giving you stuff because you are white, but comes from the disadvantage that people of color face.

    There are a lot of elements to it, but consider the people posting here now, the people who think that minorities have a real advantage. Now multiply this opinion by a hundred million or so. How does that impact minorities?

    The government efforts to remove inequities of the past don't come close to mitigating 100 million people who just don't like minorities who they think are taking their stuff, jobs, tax dollars, women, etc.

    Add on the long term affects of institutional racism, and there is absolute disadvantage for minorities, so the converse is a white advantage.

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