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

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    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
    What does that have to do with the conversation? Why does one man's actions have any legitimate relevance to another man's?
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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.
    Most of those (almost all) "studies" cited are written by people like the ones who taught TheDemSocialist in school. Back then it was known as "common core politics" now it's known as "common core studies". They're teaching 'em how to become even dumber, if that's possible. And the dumbing down of America continues. I don't even bother to read the bull**** that he links. Here's an example of how common core math goes about teaching how to subtract one number from another. So imagine what they're teaching them in social studies/history/race relations etc.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    Most of those (almost all) "studies" cited are written by people like the ones who taught TheDemSocialist in school. Back then it was known as "common core politics" now it's known as "common core studies". They're teaching 'em how to become even dumber, if that's possible. And the dumbing down of America continues. I don't even bother to read the bull**** that he links. Here's an example of how common core math goes about teaching how to subtract on number from another. So imagine what they're teaching them in social studies/history/race relations etc.
    It's a symptom of Critical Race Theory and the idea that racism is systemic. These studies seek to provide a statistical basis in support of CRT.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    You're describing racism.
    I am describing experience.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I am describing experience.
    You're describing the experience of a racist.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    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
    I was talking about a store owner that has had, let's say, younger black teenagers steal from him time and again, so of course when a younger black teen enters his store, he is going to be more vigilant than if somebody other type of person entered.

    How could that be racism?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    From what I'm reading 'whites' predominately, run the system, and show favoritism towards their own kind?
    That's a substantial portion of it, but even this way it doesn't have to be a conscious decision, but almost without much reflection.

    But it doesn't have to be isolated to keeping persons of color "out". It could also be a systemic issue of culture. If you know no one who had been able to succeed at modest or more than modest successes, you're far less likely to be socially cultivated toward those goals.

    To me, white privilege was a simple concept for me to grasp, despite being a white male. As a student in special education, I understood as a small child how privilege works in a multitude of ways. Not only was it more difficult for me to do well in school because I neurologically had difficulty doing certain tasks, but the learning environment presupposed that my method of learning was not beneficial to the rest of the student body, thus wouldn't be utilized. A student in special education is largely stigmatized by society immediately, and they begin to have their lives planned out as a result of the diagnosis, rather than their individual capabilities or interests. I never grew up with the idea that a college education was in any way a practical reality, whereas all of my peers were constantly inundated with the necessity and likelihood that they would get some sort of higher learning. Unemployment is huge among our population, and it's almost an expectation rather than an outrage. Socially, persons with disabilities are not seen as sexual beings, have more difficulty gaining relationships (especially romantic ones) or are even barred from such relationships by those deemed able to consent.

    While race relations are different from what I described above, there's some level of continuity involved with the more abstract nature of privilege. It just seemed rather intuitive to me, but I know for many it's not. .Many people also see privilege as an attack on their own accomplishments. While some do that (reducing another person's hard work) even though they shouldn't put it that way, it doesn't make the concept not real. I think it's acceptable for me to say I probably had to overcome a lot more than the average person in order to do seemingly normal things. That shouldn't be seen as me saying you did not work hard to get where you were. I just probably had to go through more hoops or had less support in the process.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    You're describing the experience of a racist.
    Do you own any kind of business or have any experience with this?

    If 50% of black customers at a buy here/pay here car lot don't make their payments, should the owner of the car lot look closer at any other black customers that come in, or should he ignore the facts and keep selling cars to people that don't pay and go out of business?

    What would you do?

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

    Let's take color out of it.

    In a society like Mexico has where everybody is the same color, give or take, why do some people get ahead and some do not?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I was talking about a store owner that has had, let's say, younger black teenagers steal from him time and again, so of course when a younger black teen enters his store, he is going to be more vigilant than if somebody other type of person entered.

    How could that be racism?
    Because it involves race. There are infinite common factors. Race is just one. The fact that that's one we see is telling.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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