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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Because it involves race. There are infinite common factors. Race is just one. The fact that that's one we see is telling.
    It is something you are not capable of understanding.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    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?
    Business owners should be permitted to be racist?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    It is something you are not capable of understanding.
    I'm capable of understanding your point, the inverse seems to be the issue.
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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?
    Just like the vigilant Asian shopkeeper that thug Michael Brown robbed minutes before he attacked the cop who told him to stop walking down the middle of the street. The ONLY racism was perpetrated by the tiny little Asian shopkeeper trying to stop 6'4", 300 pound Michael Brown from leaving his store with the stolen merchandise and the white 'privileged' cop who had the nerve to tell the thug to get out of the street.

    That's all...
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    Blacks don't commit crimes on a disproportional level? They are just incarcerated for being black?
    Blacks have longer and harsher sentences for similar crimes compared to their white counterparts. Blacks are also specifically targeted for arrest through racial profiling.

    OMG Has BO fixed this? If not why not?
    Of course not. The President of the United States has no jurisdiction over who police choose to arrest or not arrest. He does not have the power to snap his fingers and fix everything single ****ing problem in the entire country.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    On that very subject...BLACK PRIVILEGE
    While over half of your points are in fact complete hog wash, I agree with you that there are certain social advantages to being born black too. Black privilege does also exist. It just doesn't match up (anywhere near to) to white privilege. Your point suggests you accept privilege exists when other people have it. So you can now admit that white privilege does exist?
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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.
    If the store owner looks at black people more closely he will be more likely to catch them when they do steal, while white kids who aren't monitored don't get caught at all. This fuels the shopkeepers confirmation bias ("I knew I was right about those damn black kids") and the cycle perpetuates.
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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
    Poll won't mean a thing. Quite easy to make an anonymous poll turn out the way one wants to.

    But no, there is no such thing as white privilege. Just as there is no such thing as reverse racism. People will attempt to claim that there is using all sorts of convoluted logic...or Insane Troll Logic as my wife puts it....in order to try and further their bigoted and possibly racist agenda.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    While over half of your points are in fact complete hog wash, I agree with you that there are certain social advantages to being born black too. Black privilege does also exist. It just doesn't match up (anywhere near to) to white privilege. Your point suggests you accept privilege exists when other people have it. So you can now admit that white privilege does exist?
    Those weren't MY points. Those were someone else's points. Here is my point. This **** happens daily in St. Louis, MO. among those poor mistreated blacks with no privileges.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    You noticed that too? Asian men aren't all that much better. Are we racists for discussing that?
    I'm willing to be called a racist in order to express my discontent with their driving skills.

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

    I think that in some areas of the country, and depending who you are dealing with, you may get preferential treatment based on your skin color.
    I expect this applies to whatever skin color you have.

    Far more prevalent is "Power privilege", wherein a person who has political power (fame included), monetary power, or both, will be treated differently.

    I personally think that this is far more wide-spread than any color-based bias, and further, has been ingraining itself in our very culture, whereas bias based on skin color is slowly but surely being excised from same.
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