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

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    All I have to say is watch the participation level decrease when President Black Dynamite leaves office. Even if the next President is a Democrat.
    We already know you are intent on spreading disinformation.

    The tea party rails against white GOP establishment members just as much as Obama. On what do you base your assumptions on?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    We already know you are intent on spreading disinformation.

    The tea party rails against white GOP establishment members just as much as Obama. On what do you base your assumptions on?
    If this was true, the movement would have been larger under GWB. You guys didn't wait after Obama was sworn in before gathering steam. The fact is the GOP establishment members and the Koch Brothers saw opportunity and help fuel the growth.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I think you meant "Democrat" unless you've been living under a rock for the past 6 years.
    Depends on who you ask. The poster blaming Obama...well, I'm going to bet that for him it's only wrong if a Dem does it.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    You could be. Or you could be nuts. Did you ever drive behind a driver from Massachusetts?
    Almost as bad as Connecticut. Holy shizit. When I lived in Western Mass, you dreaded the drive to Windsor Locks for the airport. Crazier than...well everything.

    Even Connecticut is child's play compared to Moscow. Seriously.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    All I have to say is watch the participation level decrease when President Black Dynamite leaves office. Even if the next President is a Democrat.
    Wait - you seriously believe the Tea Party movement is racist? Seriously?

    Stop, just stop. I'm no major fan of the TP but to believe they are what they are because of racism is just plain silly. Was the reason they targeted Eric Cantor and Thad Cochran because they forgot they were only supposed to oppose black people?
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    No two people are alike and so the we can say that inevitably some people are going to have to work harder to get to the same position, even people of the same color and breeding. QED ugly vs pretty, fat vs skinny, ect. Therefore being a particular color is simply part of a very complicated equation of being human and how easy it is for that particular human can do specific things. "Privilege" is an excuse, nothing more, exactly akin to the dog ate my homework.
    Just like we can admit through evidence that there is a societal bias toward those that are more attractive, we can admit that there is a bias for race and anything else. If people use it as an excuse to not work hard, that's on them to deal with. That being said, it's not an excuse for me to readily offer up the idea that I had to work quite a bit harder to get where I am today than those without my difference. My first diagnosis was mental retardation and my parents were flat out told I will not do a small amount of what you normal people get to do. That was when I was 4 years old. Bing. No college, no romantic relationships, no independent life. That was the expectation level from people of authority and my life started to be tailored for that purpose. Now, I can see what my own privilege accorded me. I have a sibling who doesn't get to do a lot of the stuff I take for granted, is treated differently by others simply for being who he is, and won't be able to do when I eventually create my own family.

    You have your accomplishments just like I do, but I have to overcome a great deal to get to the same place.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Almost as bad as Connecticut. Holy shizit. When I lived in Western Mass, you dreaded the drive to Windsor Locks for the airport. Crazier than...well everything.

    Even Connecticut is child's play compared to Moscow. Seriously.
    You take your life into your hands driving anywhere near Holyoke & Springfield on down to Bradley. You should see them now. They all text too.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wait - you seriously believe the Tea Party movement is racist? Seriously?

    Stop, just stop. I'm no major fan of the TP but to believe they are what they are because of racism is just plain silly. Was the reason they targeted Eric Cantor and Thad Cochran because they forgot they were only supposed to oppose black people?
    "The KKK can't be racist. They hate catholics too."
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    "The KKK can't be racist. They hate catholics too."
    There may be a point to your post as it relates to mine that you quoted but I can't see it, and I'm sure I don't want to go down the road. So, um, thanks for the quote, I guess.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There may be a point to your post as it relates to mine that you quoted but I can't see it, and I'm sure I don't want to go down the road. So, um, thanks for the quote, I guess.
    Targeting groups of your own "race" doesn't absolve you of racism.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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