What is white privilege?

Level 3

Since: Mar 13

kaiserslautern, Germany

#745 Jun 14, 2013
Queen_Nefertari wrote:
Part one
1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me.....
[ I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.]

Just stay in the hood. No but seriously, thats hard to do??? Sounds kind of racist too. Imagine if a white person said that. They couldn't, but you have that..privlige.

[I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.]

That tends to depend on how you dress and carry yourself more than any thing else.

[I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.]

Do you realize that Blacks are only 13% of the population. It is only reasonable to expect that they will be represented in accordance to their numbers. Is it not?

[I can be pretty sure of having my voice heard in a group in which I am the only member of my race.]

For sure. You will stand out in the crowd

[I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.]

Yeah so called systemic racism is phyically threatening, isin't it?

[I can swear, or dress in second hand clothes, or not answer letters, without having people attribute these choices to the bad morals, the poverty or the illiteracy of my race.]

Thats one of the priviliges you are whining about?? Lol. That is about stereotype. The only way to change is by showing more positive exmaples. In other words, it's in your own damn hands

[I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to the "person in charge", I will be facing a person of my race.]

Again remember your percentages, be realistic!

[if a traffic cop pulls me over or if the IRS audits my tax return, I can be sure I haven't been singled out because of my race.]

Last I remember, there is no box to fill in for race on a tax return but maybe I should check it again.

Most of what you listed are the expected cirumstances of being a minority (folks of lesser number)in any soceity along with certain negative stereotypes which are in your power to change not part of some purposeful conspiracy to oppress you or hold you down.

It's all mostly the whining of a petty ego. Excuse my insensitivity but please shut up already!
Style

London, UK

#746 Jun 14, 2013
Black folk need to hear this...

anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#747 Jun 14, 2013
Uncle Miltie wrote:
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[ I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.]
Just stay in the hood. No but seriously, thats hard to do??? Sounds kind of racist too. Imagine if a white person said that. They couldn't, but you have that..privlige.
[I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.]
That tends to depend on how you dress and carry yourself more than any thing else.
[I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.]
Do you realize that Blacks are only 13% of the population. It is only reasonable to expect that they will be represented in accordance to their numbers. Is it not?
[I can be pretty sure of having my
Most of what you listed are the expected cirumstances of being a minority (folks of lesser number)in any soceity along with certain negative stereotypes which are in your power to change not part of some purposeful conspiracy to oppress you or hold you down.
It's all mostly the whining of a petty ego. Excuse my insensitivity but please shut up already!
Is it because you believe all of the white privilege rules and live in that white privilege bubble that you are so dense. No one believes you. Again, responses to your post are not just about YOU and your logic is remarkable. Traffic stops. OH, yes, I have seen the outcome. I was sitting in the back seat of my full Asian friends car in Washington. He was pulled over....speaking broken English but not being threatening at all was provoking, for some reason, suspicion with the officer until I peaked my head around. The officer thought I was white and let us go. There was no cause for the pullover AT ALL. The vehicle was registered in his name. Of course, there are the national stats as well. And, know from experience that some of the newspapers in some small towns in the states slant the news to favor the majority of the population in the area...white areas. The newspapers in metro diverse areas usually are more objective with info they receive.

BTW...white people have said to 'stay with there own race,' as well as,"let's organise a way to prevent sprawl.......ethnic sprawl."

Systematic racism. That's your argument.AGAIN...in your white privileged bubble. Current dated lynches, unemployment, refusal of proper healthcare by professionals, professionals performing unnecessary treatments (one doctor in a well known racist town denied an AA diabetic diagnosis and treatment. The patient didn't have the money to go elsewhere (rural area). The patient died from diabetes at the age of 52 and left a family behind. I can continue forever regarding this......you're beyond dense.

You don't have to believe in conspiracies to literally point out the offences. Soon, the PATTERNS so obviously speak for themselves. But regardless, conspiracies have been a well known tactic among many colonists internationally. How do you suppose a country or area can be colonised. I'm sure the colonists don't land in a foreign place and "ask permission to take things over because they think they can do it better, and plus there a little tight on resources and would like to expand a little....so if you don't mind please let us take over from here."

ANYONE or any entity which does not allow you to exist as you are when there is no threat or harm in doing so, can't have anything good in mind except for itself or themselves.......PERIOD! It's not a secret about the patterns of white privilege internationally. UH!I do believe the cat's already out of the bag.

I say you come out of your protected space and bubble.... out here with the rest of us....expect to be treated like any other person and YOU shut up about it.

All of my posts combined together could easily counter this one post.....seriously!

BTW.....what the *&^% is a "sub-culture?" Of course, I am being rhetorical....

“Reality is merely an illusion”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#748 Jun 14, 2013
Bychance37 wrote:
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Why should they, whites didn't give them any privileges when they had ALL of them.
Blacks are still stuck in a mindset of 250 years ago, thats why things will get worse not better.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#749 Jun 14, 2013
Matthew_1 wrote:
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Blacks are still stuck in a mindset of 250 years ago, thats why things will get worse not better.
No, DEar! It's white supremacy that's there........you guys try to pull everyone back to the "grass roots."

try again........

“Reality is merely an illusion”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#750 Jun 14, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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No, DEar! It's white supremacy that's there........you guys try to pull everyone back to the "grass roots."
try again........
When you create the greatest country on Earth as well as democracy and countless other things you can have your own "black supremacy". Until then get out of whiteys country or quit your b1tching moron.

Level 7

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#751 Jun 14, 2013
It's funny when low-IQ, trailer trash types uses phrases like "this is the white man's country"....As if that person, or even their ancestor were Ben Franklin, or heck, even Crispus Attucks. LOL...For all we know their ancestors were lowly indentured servants. Welcome to the descendants-of-forced-laborers club, buddy.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#752 Jun 14, 2013
Matthew_1 wrote:
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When you create the greatest country on Earth as well as democracy and countless other things you can have your own "black supremacy". Until then get out of whiteys country or quit your b1tching moron.
Don't you mean the exact PROJECTIVE opposite......seriously you guys think people are this ignorant. You guys projection tells everyone everything! YOu guys are so telling. ABide by America Constitution and realise it is NOT whitey's country or go find yourself a place to go. Let's go nose to nose...I'm game. And, then we'll see who the moron is......K?

Since: Aug 12

Shelbyville, KY

#753 Jun 14, 2013
Something that doesn't exist contrary to popular belief,if whites were so much more privileged than wouldn't they have ALL the high paying jobs and blacks have all the low paying jobs, seriously a white person wouldn't work at Walmart or low paying jobs even thought they should be retired right? Does anyone seriously think the government cares about any body they don't care if your white or black look what goes in our food and drinks they have marijuana illegal which has been proven helpful for the sick,instead they give pills which kills your organs. I'm tired of this blame game between blacks and whites we are to busy blaming each other to see the government is fucking us all.
told

Saltville, VA

#754 Jun 14, 2013
slavery did wear off your an idiot...
told

Saltville, VA

#755 Jun 14, 2013
they have freakan rappers you idiot!

Since: Aug 12

Shelbyville, KY

#756 Jun 14, 2013
told wrote:
they have freakan rappers you idiot!
lol rapper are slaves my ass they make twice the money I do how are they slaves? So does that mean metal bands are slaves because they don't get paid near as much.
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#757 Jun 14, 2013
THE RELIC wrote:
Understanding the white self image
1. Narcissism – having no true sense of self-worth they put up a false front to persuade the world, and most of all themselves, that they do have worth. They mainly do this through money, but also by putting down others to make themselves look better. Deep down they know the whole thing is a lie, which makes them all the more desperate to uphold the front.
2. Dichotomous thinking – either/or thinking. Their films often have characters who are either all good or all evil. When you ask them about it they say that of course they know the world is not that simple, that it is just a storytelling device. Yet much of their thinking is very either/or, black-or-white. The One Drop Rule is a good example. So is their idea that they are Basically Good, getting upset when you point out anything that does not fi that overblown self-image. Like that maybe they are racist. Worst of all, it means they cannot accept people who are too different: if you are not the same as us then there must be something wrong with you. Either/or.
3. Moral blindness - this is huge. Every single black person in the eyes of white people is the sign of a terrible crime from their ugly past, a reminder that their life is a fraud, that they are pretty much nothing more than armed robbers. But #1 and #2 make it hard for them to simply own up to their past and make it right. Instead they deny, shift blame, lie, twist facts and make black people into these creatures that they look down on, laugh at and yet, oddly, fear. It is a failed attempt to be at peace with themselves. This is why whites need to give reparations more than blacks need to receive it.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with black people other than the bad patch of history they are going through, its side effects and the ordinary human failings. It is white people who have a deep crack in their souls.
SPOT ON! A good specific post regarding white privilege.......It is what it is!

Since: Aug 12

Shelbyville, KY

#758 Jun 14, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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SPOT ON! A good specific post regarding white privilege.......It is what it is!
oh so all white people can brainwash people now none of what he said is not even privilege he is just stereotyping and generalizing whites because there weren't any whites that helped with the civil rights movement and there weren't any whites that died fighting in the civil war
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#759 Jun 15, 2013
acdcz22 wrote:
<quoted text> oh so all white people can brainwash people now none of what he said is not even privilege he is just stereotyping and generalizing whites because there weren't any whites that helped with the civil rights movement and there weren't any whites that died fighting in the civil war
No, seriously, review your post and please reword or something so we can debate......I have no idea what you just said

Since: Aug 12

Shelbyville, KY

#760 Jun 15, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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No, seriously, review your post and please reword or something so we can debate......I have no idea what you just said
I'm not trying to debate, I'm saying what he said does not represent all white people,that there have been white who have helped blacks like in the civil rights movement,
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#761 Jun 15, 2013
acdcz22 wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not trying to debate, I'm saying what he said does not represent all white people,that there have been white who have helped blacks like in the civil rights movement,
Oh ...now it's clear. thanks. yes, whites DID help in the civil rights.......but did whites change the white supremacy system in this country? It is NOT white people.......it is white privilege in this country...

Also, some of those helping civil whites were murdered and will probably be in the future......white, black, Asian , mixed....whateva....I would risk my life to stop white supremacy institutionalism in this country....otherwise freedom is a farce. And, who else is going to do it! nuf said! k?
Style

London, UK

#762 Jun 15, 2013
acdcz22 wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not trying to debate, I'm saying what he said does not represent all white people,that there have been white who have helped blacks like in the civil rights movement,
Well, a handful of whites, maybe 0.0001%, from a population of several TENS OF MILLIONS of whites helped in the Black...erm Civil Rights movement. But for practical purposes 99.999% IS ALL WHITES. BTW these whites ALL benefited from the Civil Rights movement. But I'll save that for another post...

Look, let's keep this real. I've NEVER met a White person who didn't enjoy being WHITE. EVERY, that is, ALL white people love the rank, status and privileges that go with being white . Indeed the system of WHITE SUPREMACY, by definition, is set up to favour whites in all areas of human activity.

In addition, there is NOT ONE WHITE PERSON ON THIS PLANET who is taking active steps to remove or dismantle this system. Even the down-on-his-luck alcoholic and urine stinking, homeless hobo loves the system. Be knows that he hasn't really hit rock bottom...because at least he is still better than a Negro!
anonymousofcours e

Honolulu, HI

#763 Jun 15, 2013
Matthew_1 wrote:
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When you create the greatest country on Earth as well as democracy and countless other things you can have your own "black supremacy". Until then get out of whiteys country or quit your b1tching moron.
Hey moron! Not obviously begging for black supremacy. DuH! jUST WANTING THE AMERICAN CONTITUTION UPHELD.....YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT? I think America CAN be the greatest country on Earth without white supremacy.......so get out of EVERYONE'S WAY! K?

It's time for you to go now.......see ya!
The Mighty Quinn

Charleston, SC

#764 Jun 15, 2013
anonymousofcourse wrote:
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SPOT ON! A good specific post regarding white privilege.......It is what it is!
No sense of self worth??

Quite the opposite actually. It's you folk who need a Black history week you could feel that you are a capable of something. Now it's Black history month!

And most Whites don't think their whole race is responsible for slavery. That's ridiculous. It's simply one of the evils of the world practiced by everyone at one time or another. Blacks were sold to the slave traders by other Africans.

We don't think the slave traders represent our whole race any more than the Amish do. You people reveal your foolishness with every thing you type, and only contribute further to the negative stereotype of being childish and ignorant which your ancestors have fought so hard to overcome.

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