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

    Sure. In general, the ethnic groups that make up the majority in any given society enjoy advantages over minorities. Most who take issue with the idea have a gross misunderstanding of the concept, and/or are simply in denial.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Wanna look at drug crime conventions and race? Wanna look at "stop and frisk" statistics?
    I may, if you want to post them...but I have to plead stupidity on what the hell drug crime conventions are.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    The thing about White Priviledge is that someone benefits from it so unconsciously that they often ignore it.

    It can be the difference between being stopped but let off with a warning vs being stopped and given a ticket.

    It can be the difference between getting a job and not getting a job.

    It can be the difference between someone not calling the police while you open carry and someone calling the police and lying about your actions while you open carry.

    The fact that minorities get harsher sentences for drug related charges and get convictions at higher rates despite not using drugs at a higher rate is proof that such a phenomenon exists.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Wanna look at drug crime conventions and race? Wanna look at "stop and frisk" statistics?
    While you're at it you may want to give us the percentage of black inmates in our prisons to total black population compared to whites %s of the same.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    While I don't agree with Rocket's comments, where did he say "being white" exempted someone from being stopped by the cops?
    Cops can't stop you without a reason. Just ask them.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    Cops can't stop you without a reason. Just ask them.
    As I said before, I don't agree with his statement, but nowhere did he say whites were exempted from being pulled over.

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

    Having worked in the poor parts of Washington DC, and receiving deferential treatment far above and beyond what I actually earned, I can tell you without any doubt that white privilege exists. It is ingrained in our society. And it is not merely whites with power using their power to benefit one another and not other peoples. It is the expectation that permeates every interaction between people of different ethnicities in this country. It is the lifetime learning by non-whites that when they don't treat whites with deference, consequences follow, and when one wants favors, one gets them by sucking up to whites, not to others.

    Anecdotes, no matter how true, do not make data, however. If one wants to see the reality of white privilege, one need only understand that a child born to black parents is five times as likely to grow up in poverty as a child born to white parents. Instrumental to denying the very real privileges and oppressions of race in this country is to insist that these black families have brought it upon themselves, as if anyone with the means to change those kinds of circumstances would fail to do so.

    Of course white privilege exists. And racial oppression exists. In often insidious and invisible ways. Overt forms like slavery and Jim Crow are gone, but the attitudes that inform them are often uncomfortably proximate to us.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    As I said before, I don't agree with his statement, but nowhere did he say whites were exempted from being pulled over.
    But the implication is sure there. Especially to me. He didn't say ALL blacks are candidates to be pulled over by the cops either.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    But the implication is sure there. Especially to me. He didn't say ALL blacks are candidates to be pulled over by the cops either.
    No, you made the implication. At least own up to it. Your assumption doesn't make it fact. While I don't agree with his comments, I don't agree you are correct with yours either. Sorry, but putting words in someone's mouth doesn't further the debate either. He didn't say ANYTHING about whites, only you. At least own up to it.

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