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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    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.
    Or perhaps its the word "WHITE" that makes people defensive? MAJORITY PRIVILEGE would be less racial IMO. In most conversations about so called white privilege, it always seems to be a accusation and then always followed by lording. Many take the accusation as the equivalent of being called a racist or worse; that being of light skin color means that you belong to a evil oppressive race. That is why its my opinion that the term white privilege should be retired as being a tool of conflict, which is viewed by the majority of those being bestowed with the title as a insult. It certainly isnt helping race relations using the words 'white privilege'. In fact in most cases when this topic comes up it seems to create more animosity between Caucasians and every other race.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Does that mean white people never get stopped?
    No, just means that a white person has to do more to get stopped.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    So why are they being pulled over?

    Are blacks in that area more likely to be involved in crime?
    Let me give you an example. If you are black in that village, you can get stopped for going 3 mph over the speed limit. Whites get at least 10.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Privilege is simply the other side of discrimination. People of color have the disadvantage of dealing with racial discrimination as a rule while white people have the advantage, or privilege, of being of not dealing with racial discrimination as a rule. It's important to acknowledge the privilege aspect in addition to the discrimination aspect so that people who are privileged understand how it plays a role in their lives.
    I think the OP is talking about things like a white person is not thought to be a their when in a small store but a black person is.

    is that white privilege really?

    Did the store owner open his doors with the notion that all white customers are honest and blacks are not, or did experience change how he ran his store?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Privilege is simply the other side of discrimination. People of color have the disadvantage of dealing with racial discrimination as a rule while white people have the advantage, or privilege, of being of not dealing with racial discrimination as a rule. It's important to acknowledge the privilege aspect in addition to the discrimination aspect so that people who are privileged understand how it plays a role in their lives.
    I don't think there's an "other side" to it. They're the same thing called by different names.
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    Re: Is There Such a Thing as "White Privilege"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Pointing out that blacks get pulled over doesn't say ANYTHING about whites getting pulled over or that they are exempt. You are making the implication, which is fine and is your opinion, but in no way proves what you are saying. You are guessing he means that "Whites are exempt". Guess is fun, but doesn't prove a dman thing.

    Until you can show me the words "White people are exempt" from his statements, everything is just your opinion and not fact. FACT is he didn't say that and nothing you can say changes that FACT.
    We are talking about white privilege here as defined in the OP

    "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"Using this definition, he pointed out that blacks get stopped because whites do not, or there would be no white privilege.

    If everybody is getting pulled over there, then the blacks are really notbeing put upon, are they?

    He also didn't tell us if there are reasons blacks are pulled over other than their skin color.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Let me give you an example. If you are black in that village, you can get stopped for going 3 mph over the speed limit. Whites get at least 10.
    Has that been proven, or is that an assumption on your part?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Let me give you an example. If you are black in that village, you can get stopped for going 3 mph over the speed limit. Whites get at least 10.
    In your original post, you said the blacks were pulled over for having black skin, which is a crime in Buffalo, not for illegal activity.

    Are you changing your assertion now?

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

    On the whole, probably to an extent, but I don't know how one can actually measure it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    In your original post, you said the blacks were pulled over for having black skin, which is a crime in Buffalo, not for illegal activity.

    Are you changing your assertion now?
    No, that's not what I said at all. "Driving While Black" is the name used to describe the phenomenon. Take this as an example - this person was questioned by police because he's black.

    ‘Running while black’ seen as reason for police stop in Town of Tonawanda - City & Region - The Buffalo News


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