Yes, we've benefitted greatly same as Blacks
No, I've noticed no significant benefit to me
No, I still get along nicely with my African-American peers
No, things have gotten worse for me as a White American since the Civil Rights era
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
of course we have all benefited, the country benefited, the people that fought for those rights all helped cement the rights that already existed and the rights that followed that were being denied.
before civil rights were effected, there were white businesses and black businesses
and when able to shop at the perceived superior white businesses, the black community did so
to the detriment of the black business owners (and employees)
so, white business owners then benefitted from a larger market
and urban renewal, "negro removal" was the expression novelist James Baldwin used, certainly displaced black business and home owners from thus 'blighted' communities; from what would soon be very desirable real estate. so, that is another way white Americans were benefitted from the advent of the civil rights act. they became owners of lucrative properties formerly owned by members of the black community who were displaced using the power of eminent domain
certainly, there were other, more positive aspects to be noted, but i anticipated these might not be mentioned, so i have thus intruded with my snark
Good question. I love questions and perspectives I've never heard before.
Its hard to say. Certainly is non-tangible ways: getting to feel better about society, ability to enjoy a more interesting culture. There have also been significant contribution from black Americans that have benefited all races but many occurred before the civil rights movement.
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Absolutely,unless white women don't count!
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At Democratic Party's Denver convention, August 2008.
Id say no benefit for me personally. I work in an organization that is 75 pct white male. However only 25 pct of the supervisory positions are occupied by white males. Its due to affirmative action that has become discriminatory, but as a white male, i have no recourse. No voice, that makes it racist.