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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Not among the vast majority of America ...from sea to shining sea.

    The vast majority of Americans do not live their lives in old diverse neighborhoods.


    Ive been all over this country. In some of the hardest neighborhoods most people would never imagine. But the is not the America most of Americans live in.



    The point being is that you can't suggest privilege when facts bear out that not to be the case.


    if there is white privilege why is there more poor whites?

    if there is white privilege why are there no scholarships for white people?

    if there is white privilege why is there hiring quotas and AA?


    To me, it would seem, I would have had much more opportunity had I been black.



    White privilege is a myth, it's a condemnation with no absolution for people who happened to be born white. It's "original sin" to which there is no atonement that perpetuates identity politics and flames any racial divide that's out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    The point being is that you can't suggest privilege when facts bear out that not to be the case.


    if there is white privilege why is there more poor whites?

    if there is white privilege why are there no scholarships for white people?

    if there is white privilege why is there hiring quotas and AA?


    To me, it would seem, I would have had much more opportunity had I been black.



    White privilege is a myth, it's a condemnation with no absolution for people who happened to be born white. It's "original sin" to which there is no atonement that perpetuates identity politics and flames any racial divide that's out there.
    Rev. Hellhound,

    White privilege is a made up liberals construct where people don't achieve because they work hard and take risk, avoiding the bad decisions, but rather, because they were somehow privileged at birth.

    We saw it back where the previous President who had everything handed to him stated "You didn't make that" to the productive people in society.

    Reminds me of the Vonnegut short story "Harrison Bergeron" where a young man was "Privileged" to be born handsome, athletic, and intelligent, so he was forced to wear a mask to obscure his looks, weights on his legs to slow him down, and an implant to disrupt his thoughts so he would out perform the less fortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote View Post
    Not that difficult of a concept.

    I'm going through some stupid political bullshit maneuvering at work. I suspect it's because I'm trans. I've lain awake many nights wondering what I'm going to do about it, if anything.

    However, I don't for one moment think that my treatment is due to my skin color. I haven't been stressed out about how to get along with my coworkers who may not like my skin tone or the way I talk. Yeah, I'm pretty upset about what's going on, but I know for damned certain that it has nothing to do with my being white. In fact, it never even occurred to me to state the clearly obvious until someone here claimed my privilege didn't exist.

    That is privilege.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    Those predominantly AA neighborhoods, or latin neighborhoods, i assume.
    Minority ghettos, previously created by white privilege at the time, which is now gentrified at rapid rates, as whites are pricing out the current habitats, driving them further out of the city and boroughs, day by day.

    Yeah, you sure haven't gotten the concept of white privilege yet.

    If only you would know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote View Post
    Not that difficult of a concept.

    I'm going through some stupid political bullshit maneuvering at work. I suspect it's because I'm trans. I've lain awake many nights wondering what I'm going to do about it, if anything.

    However, I don't for one moment think that my treatment is due to my skin color. I haven't been stressed out about how to get along with my coworkers who may not like my skin tone or the way I talk. Yeah, I'm pretty upset about what's going on, but I know for damned certain that it has nothing to do with my being white. In fact, it never even occurred to me to state the clearly obvious until someone here claimed my privilege didn't exist.

    That is privilege.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Rev. Hellhound,

    White privilege is a made up liberals construct where people don't achieve because they work hard and take risk, avoiding the bad decisions, but rather, because they were somehow privileged at birth.

    We saw it back where the previous President who had everything handed to him stated "You didn't make that" to the productive people in society.

    Reminds me of the Vonnegut short story "Harrison Bergeron" where a young man was "Privileged" to be born handsome, athletic, and intelligent, so he was forced to wear a mask to obscure his looks, weights on his legs to slow him down, and an implant to disrupt his thoughts so he would out perform the less fortunate.
    You cant deny the benefit of being a part of the majority population. The concerning issue is any attempt to retard a natural phenomenon by removing or reducing a merit based system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    The point being is that you can't suggest privilege when facts bear out that not to be the case.


    if there is white privilege why is there more poor whites?

    if there is white privilege why are there no scholarships for white people?

    if there is white privilege why is there hiring quotas and AA?


    To me, it would seem, I would have had much more opportunity had I been black.



    White privilege is a myth, it's a condemnation with no absolution for people who happened to be born white. It's "original sin" to which there is no atonement that perpetuates identity politics and flames any racial divide that's out there.
    You should change your screen name to "Rhetoricalquestionhound".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparta View Post
    You cant deny the benefit of being a part of the majority population. The concerning issue is any attempt to retard a natural phenomenon by removing or reducing a merit based system.
    Mr. Sparta,

    I can. That is such a stupid concept. It's not privilege, it called "life."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    The point being is that you can't suggest privilege when facts bear out that not to be the case.


    if there is white privilege why is there more poor whites?
    There are more because there are 6 times as many white people as black people in the US.

    if there is white privilege why are there no scholarships for white people?
    There are scholarships for people whose parents attended same college, which white parents are far more likely to have done. When I went to college that scholarship was offered to "any student whose parents went to the University" even though none of the black students had parents who were even allowed to go there at all because the school had been all white by law. So black students were not allowed to get this scholarship. There are also scholarships for people whose parents are farmers. That was pretty much a scholarship for poor rural white people, since there are very few black farmers there.

    if there is white privilege why is there hiring quotas and AA?
    To prevent it from keeping black people unemployed, to correct for past injustices, and to improve things for the future so that it's no longer needed.

    To me, it would seem, I would have had much more opportunity had I been black.

    White privilege is a myth, it's a condemnation with no absolution for people who happened to be born white. It's "original sin" to which there is no atonement that perpetuates identity politics and flames any racial divide that's out there.
    You can believe whatever you want. You can deny that the past has has any effect on the present, or that we are obligated to do anything about it. The funniest part is that you feel like it's right for you to bitch and moan that the system is rigged against you. Sounds like you're guilty of the very same thing you accuse black people of doing. Blaming all your problems on something outside yourself.

    "If only I had been some other race, things would be better" you say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    You should change your screen name to "Rhetoricalquestionhound".



    lol cept it wasn't rhetorical.

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