View Poll Results: Have White Americans benefitted from Civil Rights era gains?

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  • Yes, we've benefitted greatly same as Blacks

    52 85.25%
  • No, I've noticed no significant benefit to me

    1 1.64%
  • No, I still get along nicely with my African-American peers

    7 11.48%
  • No, things have gotten worse for me as a White American since the Civil Rights era

    1 1.64%
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    underestimating evil.
    Well, there is some subjective nonsense. Tell me, how do objectively define the word evil?

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    The movie, Selma, debuted today and among the masses who gathered at the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, AL were many Blacks and White both young and old just as it was during the actual march so many years ago.

    On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we, of course, hear of the significant gains made by African Americans in Civil Rights legislation and social acceptance. But I was wondering on this day where African-Americans celebrate the essence of "we shall overcome" if White Americans feel the same way? In short, do White Americans feel as if things are significant different for them as well in a positive way since the Civil Rights era? What gains, if any, do White Americans feel they've obtained in a post-Civil Rights era in America?

    I know it's a strange question to ask, but I'm curious to know how White people feel about the changes this country have made since then and how such changes are affecting their lives today.
    Yes, absolutely, since the need for federal "safety net" spending is at an all time low. We have expanded civil rights so much that it is considered "discrimination" to expect folks to support themselves and their dependents.
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Well, there is some subjective nonsense. Tell me, how do objectively define the word evil?
    I don't pretend to nor feel it is vital to do so. Like the Supreme Court and obscenity - I simply recognize it when I see it.
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    As a bussiness owner I can't say I'm more free because of the civil rights era. In fact, the legislation that came out of it violates my property and assocation rights. If anyone truly believes we are better off because of the civil rights act they're idiots.
    Care to explain how Civil Rights laws infringe on your business and/or personal property rights? Exactly how have you been negatively impacted by such laws?
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yes, absolutely, since the need for federal "safety net" spending is at an all time low. We have expanded civil rights so much that it is considered "discrimination" to expect folks to support themselves and their dependents.
    Sarcasm aside, you do realize that said "federal safety net spending" isn't done exclusively for Black people, right?
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Sarcasm aside, you do realize that said "federal safety net spending" isn't done exclusively for Black people, right?
    Which is exactly my point. White folks are just as apt to fall into the government dependency trap. The idea that handouts help folks "catch up" should mean that their need should diminish over time yet that is clearly not the case.'
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I don't pretend to nor feel it is vital to do so. Like the Supreme Court and obscenity - I simply recognize it when I see it.
    Then I suppose I have no reason to care.

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Then I suppose I have no reason to care.
    Terrific.
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Terrific.
    It is however not terriffic that you haven't figured out in all the years we have talked that I don't care what the supreme court thinks on anything. They're just bunch of assholes that strip people of their freedoms and do me no favors in their existence.

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It is however not terriffic that you haven't figured out in all the years we have talked that I don't care what the supreme court thinks on anything. They're just bunch of assholes that strip people of their freedoms and do me no favors in their existence.
    Not at all. I fully realize you believe what you believe.
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