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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    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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    Maybe unsuccessful white people need someone to blame other than their own failures?

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

    Depends on what part of the country we're talking about. In areas that are predominantly black there is definitely black privilege, same with hispanic. Whatever the dominant culture is, usually has the privilege. Not that "white" is a culture, I just mean that people tend to be more trusting and favorable to people who look like them.

    People who live in a mono-ethnic place tend to feel uncomfortable with differences. It's a basic human fact. If everyone is busy conforming and are ignorant of other people who might be different than them, they will usually side with what's familiar.

    Is there systemic racism? Yes, I think there is. It's not always conscious though. It's not like the majority are out there maligning against non-whites. It's something that is more built into them from how they were raised by their community and the media.

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

    If the other races are primarily supported in some fashion by whites, supported in terms of the whites having built the historical and traditional cultural infrastructure, schools, courts, judicial systems, constitutions, charters, fought the wars, safety nets, law enforcement, defense systems and all major technological advances, all of which white people have done in the United States, then white people should enjoy the privilege of those who actually produce.

    When the other races are able to hold out those achievements, then they deserve some sort of "privilege" rather than their presently demanded pulpit for constant complaining as encouraged by their leader, Obama.

    Look at the Mexicans in the United States, they simply arrived in overwhelming numbers and assumed all systems built by others and demanded support by others. All other immigrant races, including Asians, represent some variant of that truth. The majority of blacks simply refuse to integrate or advance their civilization. Political correctness demands that those who observe these truths be deemed bigots and racists, however nothing could be further from accurate.

    To even start a thread such as this is an accusation of whites by those who hope to provoke "Hate Whitey" racial attacks. These are your true bigots.
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptinSarcastic View Post
    Maybe unsuccessful white people need someone to blame other than their own failures?
    My thoughts exactly.

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

    Yes there is white privilege, it's fairly obvious. There is also male privilege, hetero privilege, cis-gendered privilege, and yes they do exist. Apart of the privilege is not seeing that there is a privilege, because one is shielded from the negative aspects because of said privilege.
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    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.
    There are many more black CEOs in the US and the world.

    I was just using these 2 as an example. McDonalds is one of the biggest companies in the world and so is Xerox. I don't intend to make a point just off of them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yes there is white privilege, it's fairly obvious. There is also male privilege, hetero privilege, cis-gendered privilege, and yes they do exist. Apart of the privilege is not seeing that there is a privilege, because one is shielded from the negative aspects because of said privilege.
    So white male heterosexuals are to blame for your failure?
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So white male heterosexuals are to blame for your failure?
    Did I say that? No. Though it is easier for a white heterosexual man to succeed in this world, yes.
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    Re: Does "white privilege" exist? If so, should it be corrected?

    Harry probably has the best post of the thread thus far.

    Yes, it exists to a certain degree in so much as the notion of "white" is the generalized "default". This isn't inherently a "bad" or "evil" thing but rather a typical cultural human thing. Go into an area where the predominent race is asian and there will be asian privledge. Go into an area where the predominent race is black and there will be black privledge. This is because human nature says that whatever is the most common thing one experiences on a routine basis will be what's set to "default" in ones head unless there's some other strong factor to alter that.

    No, there does not need to be an exceedingly strong endevour to "correct" for it at this point. There's a difference between an active and passive notion of privledge. In the past in this country, the notion was absolutely active...there were proactive laws, regulations, and unspoken societal agreements aimed specifically at stifling those that were not white. This warranted significant action to attept to combat and change; those things both being necessary for any real success. You can't just fight against it, you must change the culture. And by and large, the later has happened. However, as the amount of active privledge reduces so to does the amount of active combative actions need to decrease as well lest you create a situation of blowback. There comes a time where people believe there is a fight and battle going on largely because you're still telling them they need to be fighting and battling...and for no other reason.

    We're not entirely to a point where all forms of corrective action needs to be removed or ended. There's still teaching needing to be done and there's still some who seek and push for an active notion of it. But that point moves ever closer, but is stifled by the refusal by many to realistically acknolwedge it nor the progress that's been made.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    The term "white privilege" is a racist one. Its only motive is to make white people feel guilty about being white. To hate themselves for being white. To expect people to take on the burden of guilt for actions and deeds that most not only had no part in, but quite probably were fellow victims is appalling.
    I have no doubt that racism is alive and well, so if racism equates to white privilege then white privilege is still the norm. I don't think anyone anticipates that I should hate myself because of my skin color, but I am not going to kid myself about whether or not I have an advantage over minorities.

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