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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
    There is skin privilege in America, the darker the skin the more privileges.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    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.
    Asians re a minority. Do those things apply to them as well? Or are they considered white? Or is this whole thing just BS.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    There can be no doubt here in the United States that there use to be. That started to change in the 1960's with Civil Rights and Voting Rights legislation. Today, I do not think so.
    I think that there is a certain upswing in your economic start point if you are white. Generally speaking of course.

    Privilege is not encoded into law, it's the little things. I haven't crossed the Canadian border in years, but used to do so with relative frequency. One thing we knew for sure was that coming back to the US, being white meant you didn't get hassled at the border. The law wasn't any different, but if you were white you'd get little more than a wave through. Some of that may have changed, but at least as recently as the 90s it was very much true.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    There is skin privilege in America, the darker the skin the more privileges.
    Yeah, those black neighborhoods are full of rich people. It's amazing how many of them are Fortune 500 CEOs pulling down 7 figure salaries.


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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
    Yes, anybody who denies it obviously isn't paying attention. One needs only to look at incarceration statistics, racial profiling, the proportion of black men/women victim of police brutality, poverty rates in primarily black neighborhoods, etc. to see the white privilege. It's not as prevalent as it used to be, thankfully, but it still exists and we can't fix the problem when a good chunk of the population calls you a "race baiter" simply for pointing it out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    I guess so! I just found his claim strange seeing as:

    a) the crime rate in south central has sharply decreased recently

    b) There is far more black on black crime in LA then black on white crime. In fact a black person is more likely to be a victim of crime then a white person. This is actually true throughout all of america, almost as if there is... a certain privilege to being white.
    Well, I guess you haven't been here long enough. Now that California is releasing inmates back into the community, it remains to be seen how well these stats will hold up.

    As to black on black crime, you are correct. That has little relevance to the point.

    For some historical reference, perhaps you could follow this link.

    LiveLeak.com - Absolutely Horrific-The Reginald Denny and Fidel Lopez Beatings

    At the end of the day, the "White Privilege" meme has more to do with directing the focus on something other than the failure of liberal/progressive policies that have plagued minority communities. Imagine how pleased these communities are to see the red carpet rolled out to illegal aliens who will continue the game the left has been playing for decades.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yeah, those black neighborhoods are full of rich people. It's amazing how many of them are Fortune 500 CEOs pulling down 7 figure salaries.
    You do know the color of the skin of our president don't you? Has there ever been a US president elected with less real qualifications? He was elected because he was black. If a white man ran with his exact resume he wouldn't be elected county commissioner.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I think that there is a certain upswing in your economic start point if you are white. Generally speaking of course.

    Privilege is not encoded into law, it's the little things. I haven't crossed the Canadian border in years, but used to do so with relative frequency. One thing we knew for sure was that coming back to the US, being white meant you didn't get hassled at the border. The law wasn't any different, but if you were white you'd get little more than a wave through. Some of that may have changed, but at least as recently as the 90s it was very much true.
    I think the economic upswing starting point you talk about has a lot to do with our schools, where they are located, drop out rates, the emphasis placed on learning and parents will to make their kids study among a host of other things. I think country and suburban schools are usually a lot better at educating than urban. But that may have more to do with the type of student and the students willingness or want to learn. Just an personal observation.

    On the other, I do not think any law can change what is in a person's heart. Laws can hide one's true feelings and actions.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    You do know the color of the skin of our president don't you? Has there ever been a US president elected with less real qualifications? He was elected because he was black. If a white man ran with his exact resume he wouldn't be elected county commissioner.
    Yes, one silly politician changes everything of course. How could I be so dumb?


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    I wouldn't call it white privilege. I'd call it discrimination against minorities. And yes, that does exist.
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