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

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    So you think the Liberal newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the murders of the two dead drug dealers (who also were without privileges) down the street from tonight's playoff game for me to use as an anecdote?

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.(who also were without privileges)
    Do you know what an anecdote is? It doesn't matter whether its your anecdote or a newspapers anecdote, it's still anecdotal.

    Furthermore, I have already said that other racial privileges exist, they were not without privilege. They (probably) had the privilege of being born in the USA, and not in Mozambique, for example.

    You seem to have cultivated an unhealthy us v them mentality in your mind.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Because you're making **** up.



    Not everyone gets what they deserve. And not everyone faces the same adversity.

    That's a lie, Rush Limbaugh told me so. So did that rich kid who killed 4 people in Texas while he was drunk.


    The picture it paints is quite the opposite.


    I've seen no evidence that you're a critical thinker.



    I thought you said everyone has the same adversity?
    This, this and this proves to me that you are both illiterate and you don't understand the difference between racial privilege and the privilege awarded by money.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    Do you know what an anecdote is? It doesn't matter whether its your anecdote or a newspapers anecdote, it's still anecdotal.

    Furthermore, I have already said that other racial privileges exist, they were not without privilege. They (probably) had the privilege of being born in the USA, and not in Mozambique, for example.

    You seem to have cultivated an unhealthy us v them mentality in your mind.
    To be White in a xenophobic White society is a sort of privilege, I guess.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I don't think there's an "other side" to it. They're the same thing called by different names.
    No, they are - quite literally - NOT the same thing. Discrimination describes an act. Privilege describes a consequence of that act. It is just important to name and acknowledge that consequence as it is to name and acknowledge the act itself.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    No, they are - quite literally - NOT the same thing. Discrimination describes an act. Privilege describes a consequence of that act. It is just important to name and acknowledge that consequence as it is to name and acknowledge the act itself.
    If white privilege consists solely of not being discriminated against because you're a minority, then they ARE the exact same thing.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    If white privilege consists solely of not being discriminated against because you're a minority, then they ARE the exact same thing.
    Discrimination is an ACT.
    Privilege is a CONSEQUENCE of that act.

    These are two different things. This can't be stated more simply.

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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
    If there is, I would like to have some, please.

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

    Yes of course there is. In defense of those that create this, let's look at the stupid, ignorant, and poor from each of these. Whites in these situations typically are more quiet about it, whereas blacks are not. They are obnoxious about it. If they are able to lift themselves out of being poor with hard work, which happens quite a bit now actually, they will still carry themselves a certain way that can be off-putting to white people.

    A perfect example was explained to me by a friend of mine. He explained to me that him and his white girl friend went to the same place to get approved or a car loan. She went and she was approved with a lower credit score much quicker. My friend is big, tatted up, and just talks a certain way. They ran his credit but still wanted a little more information from him. He later found out he had the higher credit score. He also said before they ran the rest of the info they were very dismissive, despite his higher credit score, and when they came out they were rubbing there hands together and ready to go with the deal. He ended up getting a Charger. It's pretty sweet.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    Here we see bigots mistaking anecdotes for data. In other news, pigs don't fly.
    Don't call me a bigot. I'm not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Don't call me a bigot. I'm not.
    But....

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    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.

    If you don't want to be called a bigot, then stop acting like one.
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