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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    "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). "
    Study: Blacks Twice as Likely as Whites to Get Death Penalty in This Texas County | Mother Jones
    I'm just going to address your first link for now. The headline is ridiculously misleading and I'm going to assume that you never bothered to track down the study cited.

    From that study -
    CONCLUSION
    This study provides robust evidence that black male federal defendants receive longer
    sentences than whites arrested for the same offenses and with the same prior records. On average
    black males receive sentences that are approximately 10% longer than comparable white
    males with those at the top of the sentencing distribution facing even larger disparities. Much of
    that disparity appears to be driven by decisions at the initial charging stage, especially by prosecutors’
    filing of “mandatory minimum” charges, which, ceteris paribus, they do twice as often
    against black defendants. Our estimates of disparities in prosecutorial decisions are likely conservative,
    because they do not encompass gaps introduced by prearrest prosecutorial involvement
    in the case, nor do they account for possible disparities in law enforcement.
    Starr and Rehavi, 2012 Racial Disparity...(quote from page 26)

    That 10% figure is a hell of a lot different than the 60% cited in the linked article and the study also indicates that the impact of mandatory minimum sentencing is the driving factor in the disparity.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I'm just going to address your first link for now. The headline is ridiculously misleading and I'm going to assume that you never bothered to track down the study cited.

    From that study -

    Starr and Rehavi, 2012 Racial Disparity...(quote from page 26)

    That 10% figure is a hell of a lot different than the 60% cited in the linked article and the study also indicates that the impact of mandatory minimum sentencing is the driving factor in the disparity.
    " the average sentence during 2008 and 2009 was 55
    months for whites and 90 months for blacks"

    55/90=61.11111111%


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    " the average sentence during 2008 and 2009 was 55
    months for whites and 90 months for blacks"

    55/90=61.11111111%
    Yeah. Did you bother to read beyond that statistic? Did you happen to read why that was the case? The study itself breaks things down to the 10% disparity when it comes to the same offense and same prior record.

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    Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Yes there is. How it interacts with a given person is complicated, however. It does not necessarily undermine the idea that a given individual had worked hard to get where they were, but that the other individual in question may have to work harder to get to an equal position.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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

    From what I'm reading 'whites' predominately, run the system, and show favoritism towards their own kind?
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The texters are a different breed altogether. They're in the "asshole race" (you didn't even know it exists, but it does).

    I don't care if I get called a name, but Asian women are - generally speaking - the worst drivers in the history of the world.
    You noticed that too? Asian men aren't all that much better. Are we racists for discussing that?
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    Ask Ethan Couch

    Before I bother to ask Ethan...who the hell is Ethan Couch? Is Ethan the ultimate "white" authority on white privilege? Is Ethan even 15 years old? Why should I bother?
    Liberalismódividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I don't 'do drugs', even alcohol based drugs. So 'everyone doesn't do drugs'. Painting with a brush wider than their asses.
    Liberalismódividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
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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
    I haven't read any of this thread yet, but here's my guess about how the discussion went: white people said "no" and non-whites said "yes."

    How did I do?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    You're describing racism.
    No, he's talking about the Michael Brown video showing the thug robbing a little ole Asian guy's store.

    http://fox2now.com/2014/08/15/raw-vi...RBX1y9E7RD5ViL
    Liberalismódividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
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