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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Woohoo! Another thread where we get to vote on a fact!
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Are those statistics grounded in race or simply in criminal activity? We've got a few bars around town that get lots of police attention. The majority of the clientele is Mexican. Those bars get all that attention because they are a hotbed for drunken brawls, not just because they are frequented by Mexicans.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    As Wiki defines it: "White privilege (or white skin privilege) is a term for societal privileges that benefit white people beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people in the same social, political, or economic circumstances" White privilege - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Horse ****. White privilege my ass. Just people bleating about how society keeps them down because they don't have the intestinal fortitude to look in the mirror and take stock of who, what, and where they are and what THEY can do about it. I can tell you there is a huge bias against ugly people too. You cant help if your butt ugly. Yet us ugly people go out everyday and you don't hear us whining about pretty people privilege. Privilege is state of mind, a ****ty one. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Privilege is bull****, everyone has problems.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    How many of the gangs peddling drugs are predominately made up of minority races as compared to whites? In Tucson the majority of drug arrests involve Mexicans. While it's true that marijuana use in town is fairly consistent across the board the majority of dealers (those who are being arrested) are Mexican. In fact, if you want to get into dealing drugs in this town you'd have to, at some point, get involved with Mexicans. They have the market pretty much cornered outside of the guy who is doing his own little "boutique" thing in his garage.

    Cops generally try to chase small drug busts up the line so if some white kid gets popped for having a quarter pound on him he's probably going to flip on the guy he got it from and 9 times out of 10 it's going to lead to a Mexican. The kid with the QP might get 30 days but the Mexican with 20# is going to get 30 months. That's where your disparity comes in. I hate to break this to you but it's Blacks and Mexicans who are running the drug trade in this country so they are the ones who are going to be on the hook for the longer sentences.

    Furthermore, when the cops grab a mid level dealer they not only grab his product but also anything they can find with his contacts. So what you've got is some idiot white kid on campus who gets popped with a QP who flips on the Mexican guy with 20# and then the cops check his contacts and find 5 other Mexicans with 100# each and so on so that one white kid was just the core of the snowball.

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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    I always see 'white privilege' as 'rich privilege', since they're the only ones that can really extend any sort of benefits. I mean rednecks can't do anything other than offer you free membership to their garage party and cheap beer.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    How many of the gangs peddling drugs are predominately made up of minority races as compared to whites? In Tucson the majority of drug arrests involve Mexicans. While it's true that marijuana use in town is fairly consistent across the board the majority of dealers (those who are being arrested) are Mexican. In fact, if you want to get into dealing drugs in this town you'd have to, at some point, get involved with Mexicans. They have the market pretty much cornered outside of the guy who is doing his own little "boutique" thing in his garage.

    Cops generally try to chase small drug busts up the line so if some white kid gets popped for having a quarter pound on him he's probably going to flip on the guy he got it from and 9 times out of 10 it's going to lead to a Mexican. The kid with the QP might get 30 days but the Mexican with 20# is going to get 30 months. That's where your disparity comes in. I hate to break this to you but it's Blacks and Mexicans who are running the drug trade in this country so they are the ones who are going to be on the hook for the longer sentences.

    Furthermore, when the cops grab a mid level dealer they not only grab his product but also anything they can find with his contacts. So what you've got is some idiot white kid on campus who gets popped with a QP who flips on the Mexican guy with 20# and then the cops check his contacts and find 5 other Mexicans with 100# each and so on so that one white kid was just the core of the snowball.
    "A new study by M. Marit Rehavi of the University of British Columbia and Sonja B. Starr of the University of Michigan Law School shows that Black Americans receive almost 60% long prison sentences than white Americans who committed the same crime.
    The study covered 58,000 federal criminal cases and found that there was a significant difference between the sentences given to Black people to those given to white people."
    Black People Receive 60% Longer Sentences For Same Crimes | News One

    "The probability that the district attorney will advance a case to a penalty trial is more than three times as high when the defendant is African-American than for white defendants (this includes Mr. Buck’s case). "
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    There are any number of commonalities of customers that could be used to determine honesty. The fact that color of skin is seemingly an appropriate one to find as a commonality means there is still discrepancy in our system.
    No it means the store owner has had problems with more people of a certain race and when more people of that race come into the store, they are looked at more closely.

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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I know that the popular meme is that blacks are all poor because they don't marry to have children, but that's nonsense. The idea that two people who are both very poor are somehow going to be less poor through because of a marriage ceremony is absurd. No amount of marriages (which completely ignores whether or not any of the people involved actually want to be married to one another) is going to alter this 1 to 5 statistic. Please put this tired meme in the trash where it belongs.
    Your assumption is that white families are rich and black families are poor?

    I asked if apples were being compared with apples and you go off on a meme, whatever that is.

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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Why is it that when a white person does something worth praising like graduating college or having a good job or w/e, it's played down as being because he has privilege. I think it's dishonest and takes away from the merit. When an asian graduated college or has a good job and is living well off it isn't diminished even though both groups have high graduation rates. Why is that?
    Because you're making **** up.


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    You do drugs, you go to jail.
    That's a lie, Rush Limbaugh told me so. So did that rich kid who killed 4 people in Texas while he was drunk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Whenever I see all those statistics about the number of blacks vs whites who go to prison for drug posession why is it that nobody talks about # of possesions. Prior convictions or amount carried.
    It's all sanitized to paint a pretty picture.
    The picture it paints is quite the opposite.

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    I'm a critical thinker and I don't like it when things show up as being clear cut. It smells of dishonesty. It smells like someone is trying too hard to make a point that, if context were provided, it would vanish.
    I've seen no evidence that you're a critical thinker.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    In the USA, the only people who have some hint of privilege are the politically-well-connected. They have privileges. As in things that they shouldn't have but have for no merit.
    I thought you said everyone has the same adversity?
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    No it means the store owner has had problems with more people of a certain race and when more people of that race come into the store, they are looked at more closely.
    You're describing racism.
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