What privilege do white people have?

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  1. FixingLosers

    FixingLosers New Member

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-wiley/white-privilege_b_3636281.html

    If I post a title like "*******s think slavery is a fine and dandy system" (like my other thread) a lot of people would pop out and say I'm trying to paint liberals unfairly in a rather intellectually dim light.

    Now here you have it, I didn't commentary a thing.


     
  2. FixingLosers

    FixingLosers New Member

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    You know from time to time I have this idea that huffpo is deliberately hiring a bunch of complete idiots to write patches of articles just to get more traffic.
     
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    johnmayo New Member Past Donor

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    Wow that was an amazing story of people overcoming such odds. :eek:
     
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    Channe Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    if you're a white male you are 7 times more like to be successful than your non-white/male counterpart of the same qualifications. why ? because white males run the business world.
     
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    White males also run the political world. Take a look at the makeup of Congress, versus the statistics for the population of the USA as a whole. For that matter, why had nobody except John F. Kennedy cracked the barrier of not being a white male Protestant POTUS until President Obama came along (which then created the Birther phenomena).
     
  7. FixingLosers

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    If you are asian you are 10 times more likely to be academically successful, 11 times more likely to be bilingual, 12 times to be in possession of the skill to at least 1 instrument, 20 times more mathematics-savvy, 25 times more likely to be the top 5% of a entire department...

    Of course, Asians run all those worlds.
     
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    Oh the sweet sweet scent of sarcasm in the air that black people wanted to fight their battle within the established political frame...
     
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    And why is that?
     
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    Channe Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    yeah, but a white man half as smart as the Asian will have the same job as him.
    white privilege is real but it's fading - which is why the GOP is getting desperate and angry.
     
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    However, with the same qualifications and degree they make the same amount. Go figure.

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    Asians make more then white people. Especially after one generation.
     
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    I guess booker t Washington beat Dubois in that debate at long last. Asians do great and have even less representation
     
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    you don't get it and you never will because you are a white male with a Christian/Anglo name (most likely).
    you've never written a resume and wondered if you should change your name because you felt it would better your chances.
    you've never seen people with less education and experience than you get the same job you applied for while you didn't even get an interview.

    it's not excuses, dude - it's just what happens at a certain level.
    if you are non-white and/or a woman, you have to work harder to get the same as a white male.
    white privileged is a real thing
     
  14. Tom Joad

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    I was the poorest white kid I knew growing up.

    The old man was an alcoholic who drank himself to death when I was 9 leaving my eight grade educated mother to support us by waiting tables at greasy spoons for nickel and dime tips.

    But I was white and that gave me a serious leg up on the average black kid.

    Anyone who is white in this country who thinks they haven't benefited by that is completely out of touch with reality.
     
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    Troianii Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You mean indoctrinated.

    Wow, you know what's funny? You sound exactly like those oddballs complaining about Jews controlling the banks, the business, hollywood, etc. And it's just as ridiculous.
     
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    We have the privilege of being blamed for everything.
     
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    Troianii Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Well that's a racist thing to say.

    See, that's the issue with these 'white privilege' folks. I've talked them down to the point where all they had left about white privilege is that, "people don't look at you the same as they look at me," which is unarguable because it's appealing to an unspoken anecdote, but no facts. The reality is that (flying in the face of all of these claims of racism in the income gap) when you break down the groups such that you're not comparing blacks and whites, but you're comparing married, college-educated black couples to married, college-educated white couples, you actually find that blacks earn more money. When you compare category for category you find little difference, the small difference usually being in favor of females and racial minorities. But the 'white privilege' apologists aren't interested in facts. They're inconvenient.
     
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    Worst part is, they will read this, and then blame it on the people who point it out.
     
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    Yes, I wanted to apply as a black man to college. For sure. On a resume? Corporations look for qualified applicants all over. Nothing hurts black people more then discrimination laws. Fire a white man, he is gone. Fire a black man, you better hope no employee in your company every mouthed off or you are going to pay.Defending a discrimination lawsuit is a death sentence for small businesses.

    Yes I have. All the time. You don't think the job market is about who you know? BS. Most of the time employers see basic qualifications, and then ask themselves "Do I want to spend 600 hours a year around this person?" If you want a job, make the person hiring you laugh. Never fails, if you are otherwise qualified for the job.

    Not true at all the statistics bear this out too. There is a small difference in pay when you get to men vs women with the same qualifications, 2% when everything else is equal. Chalk that up to pregnancy and early retirement for children risk, cost of health insurance for women, and risk of gender discrimination lawsuit and that is a small 2%. Blacks with the same qualifications, especially those who immigrated here, do as good or better then whites. It is just not true what you say. There is scholarship money at every level for black students that white students can't get. Lower admissions standards to the best schools. Free 50k if you are a black farmer, they get the most in government returns for the taxes paid etc.... etc...

    The problem with black communities that don't perform is that they are solid Democrat. Their politicians face no threat, except from the left, and they are free to start doling out the tax money. Every community that was poor when LBJ started the war on poverty is poor today. Rural trailer whites living on welfare, and inner city blacks. Nothing has changed, both problems have become more intractable schools are worse in both areas as the tax base and good students are driven out, no one in their right mind wants to move their etc... etc...
     
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    Well we don't call them privileges. We call them rights.
     
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    You get the privilege of being the "default" -- your tastes are most often catered to, people worry about making you uncomfortable, your culture is well represented in the media, and most political and economic systems in this country are built around what you want. What I mean by that is that your problems get dealt with quickly. When white college graduates can't get jobs, it's a crisis, you'll see all kinds of newspaper articles about why it's happening. If black kids can't get jobs with college degrees, no big deal.
     
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    ^^^guy who hasn't been to an interacial workplace... or the club
     
  23. FixingLosers

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    Funny I've been in various engineering firms for almost 15 years but I haven't seen anything like that.
     
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    Hmmm let's see, an employer were handed with 2 resumes, one of them reads Hao Chang, another reads Carl Jackson, both have Master degrees in science. Guess which one would the employer suspect to be an affirmative action spun-off?

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    Please do elaborate, TJ.
     
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    No no no please don't get me wrong, I would just like to point how every single piece of policy you *******s do back fires right in your faces.

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    In other words, you don't have anything substantial, right?
     

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