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

    Hell yea.

    I mean, is water wet?
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Depends on where you are, but yes. There's a suburb of Buffalo (which I won't name) where "Driving While Black" is almost certainly a crime.
    No...he didn't say it...but by saying the above about blacks, he IMPLIED that driving in the same suburb while white is NOT a crime. And I seriously doubt that they are "almost certainly" CHARGED with a CRIME even if they were pulled over by a cop. Just MORE Po' black folk bull****.

    I have NOTHING to 'own up to'. <<< preposition
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    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.
    Here's an idea...stay the **** out of those neighborhoods if that in fact is the case. I don't go into black neighborhoods EVER because I don't want my ****ing throat cut or shot or, or , or.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    People get really worked up by the term privilege. Having 'privilege' does not mean that you had an easy life by any means, and should not detract from any achievements that someone has made.

    If you consider yourself more fortunate than a child born who was born in Somalia because you were born in a first world country, then congratulations, you are saying that you enjoy some level of unearned privilege over somebody else. Does that mean that every first world born person is lazy and undeserving unlike their Somalian counterparts? Or that the achievements by those in first world countries are less valid? Or course not. Privilege is just a generalized observation that there are certain advantages to certain circumstances of birth.

    With that said, it is abundantly clear that white privilege exists. It does not exist legally which is why some are quick to dismiss it, but it permeates through everyday social interaction (as others have said). There is a white standard in our world, of appearance, behaviour, beauty, and being able to conform to that standard grants subtle privilege that others simply aren't privy to. Here's an oft quoted example of a woman getting many more job offers for the same profile with a typical 'white name' compared to her own 'black name': Employment experiment: Does race matter? - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    Here's an idea...stay the **** out of those neighborhoods if that in fact is the case. I don't go into black neighborhoods EVER because I don't want my ****ing throat cut or shot or, or , or.
    Nice racist comment there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    No...he didn't say it...but by saying the above about blacks, he IMPLIED that driving in the same suburb while white is NOT a crime. And I seriously doubt that they are "almost certainly" CHARGED with a CRIME even if they were pulled over by a cop. Just MORE Po' black folk bull****.

    I have NOTHING to 'own up to'. <<< preposition
    NOTHING he said implied ANYTHING, only you implied it. I can see you can't own up to your own comments. NOTHING he said mentioned ANYTHING about whites, only YOU did. And seeing your previous comment I quoted you on it is clear you make racist comments.

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

    I wish
    It's okay to be white

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    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.
    I see, it exists but there's no way to quantify it, or prove it's existence. Sounds like your typical modern liberal assertion. It exists because we said so.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Depends on where you are, but yes. There's a suburb of Buffalo (which I won't name) where "Driving While Black" is almost certainly a crime.
    Hmmm. Well, there are large portions of Los Angeles where "Driving While White" is deadly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I see, it exists but there's no way to quantify it, or prove it's existence. Sounds like your typical modern liberal assertion. It exists because we said so.
    Actually, its existence has been quantified and proven by extensive research. Whenever your ready to learn more, google is a good place to start looking for information.

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