Is White Privilege really a thing? <<Moderator Warning>>

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  1. gorfias

    gorfias Well-Known Member

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    I was watching this video:

    At around 10 minutes, a young lady is speaking of white people having fathers in the home while black women tend not to have the same thing. Jesse Lee Peterson asks of that is white people's fault. The young lady also claims pride in being affirmative action while conceding she had the best of everything. The best schooling and home life imaginable. Why should she have special privileges over a white kid? Is that not real racial supremacy: special privileges based upon race?

    Your thoughts?
     
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    Peggy Mcintosh, who invented the term, was a classic guilt wallowing rich white liberal. She was born into a rich family, lived in a rich neighbourhood where the income was four times the national average. Went to Radcliffe when it was a finishing school for rich girls looking for rich husbands. Got a rich girl wackademic job and married IIRC a rich man. Wallows in guilt. White people should lose the guilt and self loathing. Equal right for all means equal rights for all, not special disabilities for some, special priviledges for some and equality for some.
     
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  3. Lil Mike

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    The only real white privilege I've found is that whites seem to be immune to racial insults. There are hundreds of racial insults for whites found online, but whites just are not offended by them. In our secular society, the closest that we have to a taboo word is the N word. See? I can't even spell it out! But whites are immune to those insults. Good question as to why.
     
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    Some white people are more privileged than others and some black people are more privileged than others. There's more privileged white people than black, but privilege is not exclusive to white people.
     
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    Stop projecting! Just because you cannot feel for people with less don’t conclude that rich people can’t care about four people
    Perhaps if we didn’t have the bigotry that existed for hundreds of years, things would be different. White males had all the privileges that were denied to people of color and women. They didn’t even have to think of their race or gender. it was just taken for granted. White men knew they would get picked up by a cab in New York City. White men could walk the streets late at night without worrying about being sexually assaulted. These are just a few . Read Peggy McIntosh
    You are a classic person who attacks a Messenger because you don’t like the message. Do you like to pretend that there has been no racism in this country nor sexism.
     
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    Privilege is not exclusive to all white people I agree. But they have a Headstart in the race
     
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    Oh yes being called the N-word is the same as being called a cracker or . whitie..the same pain. (Sarcasm alert)
     
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    That's my point. It's not the same at all. The N word is a devastating cross racial attack, and cracker can just be laughed off.
     
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    That's right. To call "special privileges" "equality" is to lie one's ass off.

    NOTHING SAYS “EQUALITY” LIKE LOWERING STANDARDS FOR ONE GROUP: EQUALITY: Australian University Lowers Standards For Women Looking To Enter Engineering Degrees.
     
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    What headstart did I have?
     
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    Yup, white privilege is a thing.
     
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    Like the tooth fairy is a thing. AA= a real privilege, as long as you are not a white male, those need not apply.
     
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    Mocking fear does not make it go away.

    Yeah, it's real, and anyone who does not like it, who cares? That's the way it works in our culture and denial of it is meaningless.
     
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    Your not "the messenger" if you are the origin of the (fabricated) the "message.
     
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    The fabrication is that white privilege does not exist.
     
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    I'm going to test it, I'm going to tell Century link I'll be paying my internet bill with my 'white privilege' I'll post the results...from MCdonalds.
     
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    Since that is only a standard for silliness, go right ahead.
     
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    The entire concept is silliness, some garbage concocted by some 'woke and educated' SJW, race baiter.
     
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    Yes, the denial of white privilege is silliness that gets no traction in the real world.
     
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    You could apply to the top universities like Harvard and Yale.you were able to get your own credit. You were never viewed as inferior because of your race or gender
     
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    Is ANTHING really a thing.I saw a thing once in my dreams.
    I think.
     
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    Sure, i guess when Nation of Islam calls whites, 'white devils' they mean that in a superior way?
     
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    there is white privilege and black privilege

    accusing anyone of either of those without proof based only on race is an insult and racist
     
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    if one decides to get upset on the use of the n-word based on the race of the person, they are a racist

    I think no one should use the word.... I do not base it on the color of ones skin

    I am a Obama Supporter, voted for him twice, but was very upset he used the word as President, he should have said it as "n-word" rather than the actual word, now if Trump uses it, people will say, so what, so did Obama

    should Presidents be using that word?
     
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    Every single last one of them has a "headstart in the race?"
     

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