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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I wouldn't wish to trade my skin colour because it is part of my history and something of my culture even if I think white people have it easier.

    I don't see any benefit to being Black in US or indeed abroad. African Americans are the most disadvantaged race in US imo, both educational and financial wise. Many are likely to be born in a single parent household or a low income family. So whatever benefits he claims they are receiving, I do not see or agree with.
    And individuals of every race is capable of being racist and I'm sure there are many racists who are Black so his second point is moot.

    And then to top it off, they have higher rates of nearly every disease.
    I remember being so appalled when I read that.
    It's like the entire universe is on the side of whites, I mean WTF?


    Whites, however, have a higher rate of suicide.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I don't see any benefit to being Black in US or indeed abroad. African Americans are the most disadvantaged race in US imo, both educational and financial wise. Many are likely to be born in a single parent household or a low income family. So whatever benefits he claims they are receiving, I do not see or agree with.
    Underrepresented minorities benefit from affirmative action policies when applying to college, grad school, and jobs. From earlier in this thread:

    Consistent with other studies, though in much greater detail, Espenshade and Radford show the substantial admissions boost, particularly at the private colleges in their study, which Hispanic students get over whites, and the enormous advantage over whites given to blacks. They also show how Asians must do substantially better than whites in order to reap the same probabilities of acceptance to these same highly competitive private colleges. On an "other things equal basis," where adjustments are made for a variety of background factors, being Hispanic conferred an admissions boost over being white (for those who applied in 1997) equivalent to 130 SAT points (out of 1600), while being black rather than white conferred a 310 SAT point advantage. Asians, however, suffered an admissions penalty compared to whites equivalent to 140 SAT points.

    The box students checked off on the racial question on their application was thus shown to have an extraordinary effect on a student's chances of gaining admission to the highly competitive private schools in the NSCE database. To have the same chances of gaining admission as a black student with an SAT score of 1100, an Hispanic student otherwise equally matched in background characteristics would have to have a 1230, a white student a 1410, and an Asian student a 1550.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1059014413

    I believe that's what Caine was referring to.
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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    And then to top it off, they have higher rates of nearly every disease.
    I remember being so appalled when I read that.
    It's like the entire universe is on the side of whites, I mean WTF?

    Whites, however, have a higher rate of suicide.
    And the highest chance of being arrested and eventually jailed.

    Oh, I didn't know that lol


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Underrepresented minorities benefit from affirmative action policies when applying to college, grad school, and jobs. From earlier in this thread:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1059014413

    I believe that's what Caine was referring to.
    He's complaining about affirmative action? Meh.
    Now that makes slightly more sense than being called racist by racists :/

    Theoretically minorities in US get a leg up.
    Realistically Whites as a whole in US generally are still better off and always will be, leg up or not by the State. Whites are always going to dominate the political elite, mixed race President or not.


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    YES I think that white people are becoming a forced minority (unpopular) and it is gaining ground around many circles and is perpetuated by well meaning young people who havent came to the realization that , "they are being brainwashed". I dont mind Immigrants- just be legal. I am not a bigot- I acknowledge the fact that they are BLACK AMERICANS living in the nation where they are able to thru their own hard work and commitment be anything they chose.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    He's complaining about affirmative action? Meh.
    Now that makes slightly more sense than being called racist by racists :/

    Theoretically minorities in US get a leg up.
    Realistically Whites as a whole in US generally are still better off and always will be, leg up or not by the State. Whites are always going to dominate the political elite, mixed race President or not.
    Whether whites and non-URMs as a group have more success than URMs on average has nothing to do with whether individual URMs receive special privileges that are not offered to individual whites/non-URMs.
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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Whether whites and non-URMs as a group have more success than URMs on average has nothing to do with whether individual URMs receive special privileges that are not offered to individual whites/non-URMs.
    Sure, I can acknowledge affirmative action exists in US


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    ACtually that IS true Mr. Cop Guy
    Ive been with my latino friends and black friends and they have gotten actually pulled over for going to SLOW! Anyhow cops are right to pull over those two minorities because they DO cause a large percentage of crimes for thier population. Not like I see a lot of Asian criminals or Indians
    Going too SLOW! is actually a Supreme Court recognized sign of impaired driving. Coupled with an area of town known for high drunken driving incidents, bars in the area, time of night, and/or other signs of slowed reactions or impairment, this could be an excellent reason to stop a vehicle.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    LOL
    Not in UK you aren't so I know I'm right, the Government's own statistics and investigation concluded that ethnic minorities - in particular Asian and Blacks are unfairly targeted by the police so you can take your bull**** about white people being oppressed/have something to complain about elsewhere especially if it involves the common whine of "Brown people are coming in and getting special privileges".
    A. I haven't stated that white people are oppressed. I suggest you go through this thread and try to see if I have. B. I voted "No" on the poll. But that can or cannot be verified, depending on whether or not this poll is listed as a poll where people can see what you chose. Im too lazy to go look. C. I answered YOUR QUESTION as to what white people have to complain about. If you don't want to have your question answered then don't ****ing ask it.

    The only area in this world where White people can in my view actually claim to be oppressed or discriminated against is in Africa.
    Are you in Africa? Zimbabwe in particular where I do feel White people are being persecuted?
    No?
    Then quit your damn bitching.
    Im not bitching about anything.
    You asked a ****ing question. I answered a ****ing question.

    See above.

    And for the love of god, pull that god damned chip off your shoulder and stop putting comments in people's mouths so that you can have something to argue with them about.

    If I recall correctly, thats exactly what happens when whites gets wrongly accused of racism, and hey, look, your doing it right now!!!!!
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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