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 Smeagol View Post
    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.
    And economically... think of all the business benefitting from black patronage...
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    And economically... think of all the business benefitting from black patronage...
    This is true. The black American economic impact is strong enough to be a member of the G8 all by itself.
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    Absolutely,unless white women don't count!
    well, most of the blond ones can't
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's not true. My parents became adults in the late 50's and were friends with people of other races.
    Being friendly with your servants doesn't count.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Being friendly with your servants doesn't count.
    Our servants?
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Yes they have.


    As a general cosmic universal rule, if those beneath you benefit and become better off then all those above them benefit and become better off even more so and I'd say that has largely been true. It's the basic universal life algorithm of "The rich get richer" no matter what. The same rule applies to justice. The less injustice in traditionally impoverished communities means even less injustice in the traditionally wealthy communities. (Because obviously, if Jamal or Ruben have less incentive to steal from Mr. Smith, then obviously Mr. Smith is better off).


    In the end (and this can be hard to stomach for a lot of social leftists), if a minority gets a pay raise hypothetically speaking then a non minority likely got three pay raises hypothetically speaking. Obviously that's a "good thing" for the non minority just as much as it is for the minority.

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

    We should have never given the irish equal rights.

    My grandfather owned a restaurant in virginia. He always secretly served blacks. Once when some famous jazz musicians were touring, duke elington, etc, he told them to pull the bus around back and secretly fed them. He was a big jazz fan.

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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.
    well the civil rights act does 2 things, 1 good and 1 bad, it violates the rights of citizens by the 2 reasons you listed, but i did a good thing by making government apply privileges to all citizens equally.

    civil rights= privileges, .....not natural rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    You aren't a very good businessman if you want to discriminate against entire portions of the population. Good businesses will try to capitalize on those markets
    thats correct under true capitalism, ..not government intervention into business.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    well the civil rights act does 2 things, 1 good and 1 bad, it violates the rights of citizens by the 2 reasons you listed, but i did a good thing by making government apply privileges to all citizens equally.

    civil rights= privileges, .....not natural rights.
    no, civil rights = natural rights
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