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

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    I'm sorry for your experience with the two black women. It is clear they didn't understand the concept of white privilege either. It could have been a poor misrepresentation by the teacher; I don't know.
    Thanks but no worries... they were just angry racists in my opinion and the teacher had an obvious agenda.

    If you want a clear example of how it is real, look at what Sabanist posted in response. He said, "Maybe he interviews derek because he assumes thuc may not speak english as well. I woudnt blame him. If im a busy manager, im trying to make my job as simple as i can."

    Now if you can read that statement and not see that he's basically saying (and here is where racism does play into it): My life would be easier if I interview the guy because his name sounds like he can speak english (read: he's more Anglofied) better than the little yellow girl.
    I do no agree that is racist. It could be opportunistic though...

    His assumption was false. It isn't always but it is an acceptable assumption in a white culture. That is how the experience changes for a nonwhite from that of a white person.
    If you would agree that if I, a white upper middle class man with the name of Steve (made up name) would be over looked for a man named Juan for a job at an independent burrito restaurant even though we are both fluent in English and both only speak broken Spanish then I would agree that this issue is situational instead of systemically a white one in the United States
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Continue to repeat it doesnt make it true. Derek murray doesnt equate to anglo. You are arriving at the result which you desire
    To me, the name 'Derek Murray' equates Scot, not Anglo.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Of course there is such a thing as 'white privilege' in some places.
    There is "insert race/gender/religion privilege" in most places... why are we picking on whitey?
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    If you are going to sit here and try to convince anyone that the names Murray and Chen don't bring with them certain assumptions grounded in the perceived ethnicity of the individuals, there are only two possibilities. A) That you are being argumentative for entertainment (which I get, totally and am guilty of myself quite often) or B) that you are having a hard time rebutting the argument presented but won't allow yourself to just say so (another situation I totally get and have found myself guilty of) so you are just making categorical denials instead of constructed arguments.
    Maybe it is just me having grown up in Southern California and knowing literally thousands of Mexicans, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Latino Americans, black Americans and various European descended white Americans but when I hear the name Chen or Tran or Lopez and such I think of people that speak fluent English, dress and act like me, etc. but just have different skin colors and looks. One of my good friends was a female with the name Chen and she was as American as anybody and when I used to see names on applications I never made assumptions about anything.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    If you would agree that if I, a white upper middle class man with the name of Steve (made up name) would be over looked for a man named Juan for a job at an independent burrito restaurant even though we are both fluent in English and both only speak broken Spanish then I would agree that this issue is situational instead of systemically a white one in the United States
    I have no problem agreeing with that at all. In fact, you are absolutely correct. And pretty soon, Steve and Juan will no longer be examples of "minority privilege" in this country as whites are projected to be the minority within another generation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Your assumption is false, that is english speaking privilege
    Why is it assumed that the one individual will speak English well and the other not, simply based on a name on a resume?
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    The example of white privilege is found in the initial assumptions Joe made about the candidates based on the perceived Anglocentricity of just their names.
    I am not so sure about that... white privilege is the action resulted from the assumption and not the assumption itself. Assumptions happen about everything. Actions are a result of taking that assumption and running with it.

    Here's another example, and be honest: If you see the two names Tyrone and Bernard, which do you think is the black one?
    Loaded question. You planted a racial idea in my head by indicating that one was black and that changes the nature of the entire experiment.

    If you just put those two names down I would not have thought about race at all, period.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    There is "insert race/gender/religion privilege" in most places... why are we picking on whitey?
    Didn't know we were. Entrenched racism is to be found all over the world. Japan and Kenya come to mind, and Russia and Saudi Arabia and Argentina and...
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Why is it assumed that the one individual will speak English well and the other not, simply based on a name on a resume?
    I am not sure either...
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Didn't know we were. ...
    The title of the thread is white privilege...

    Entrenched racism is to be found all over the world. Japan and Kenya come to mind, and Russia and Saudi Arabia and Argentina and
    Agreed. In fact Japan has some of the worst racism to be found.
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