I don't think this weird "guilt" thing that exists with a segment of White people exists with any other people's in the world- or ever has. It is a really weird- and of course is used as an achilles heel.<quoted text>
Re-reading the post you responded to, I realize I used some unfortunate language. I used the words "legitimate gripes." What I should have said was that "white privilege" is something instead of nothing. It does exist, but as Ish Tov says it's overblown.
This "white privilege" idea is most often used as a kind of moral cudgel used, consciously or otherwise, to create guilt feelings in white people. A lot of the time it's done in a self-serving manner. If you read any of Savant's or Ish Tov's last posts on this thread, you'll see it is used as a part of class warfare (the hell with identity, culture, race! It's all about materialism!). People like them don't care how far their efforts go to upset white people's racial or national identity and cohesion. Those things are barriers, as far as they are concerned, to increasing what they really want: class consciousness.
We see Savant and Ish Tov on Topix posting this and that, but here is an example of what is really going on in our publicly funded universities. I was searching for something (I can't remember) and found a report from a psychological study. It was on one of those sites where you have to have an paid account (like the kind left dominated university faculty have). After searching around I was able to find a free copy and I read it.
They studied real hiring managers in real businesses and their hiring decisions. They identified white hiring managers who hired white job applicants who they (the researchers) deemed less qualified over black applicants who they (the researchers) deemed more qualified. Let's call these white hiring managers the "racists." The researchers were able to manipulate the "racists" such that in subsequent hiring situations the "racists" would over correct and hire the black applicants. This was reported rather gloatingly. The researchers surmised that the "racists" would self-correct and eventually hire the "correct" person. Yes, they actually used the word "correct" in what person they should have hired. But of course they did not follow up on that. They published their results and that was that.
Are you talking about the abilities that Whites have had as majority in the nation- in their voting, laws they set up, etc. as being the White privilege?
smh at that "research report". Truly sick- and just a drop in the bucket of what could be found.