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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    There are more because there are 6 times as many white people as black people in the US.



    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 when 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.



    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.



    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.



    Not what I said at all. What I said is that white privilege is a myth, it's a false dilemna of "origional sin".



    tell me, lets pretend white privilege is real, what am I to do about it?

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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?

    Comment: you mean in sheer numbers, or in percentage of their ethnicity group ?

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

    Comment: come again ? Are you seriously saying no white person in the US gets a scholarship ?

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

    Comment: BECAUSE of the white privilege. DUH.


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

    Comment: to me, it would seem, you would not for a second even entertain the idea of changing, if that were possible.


    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're repeating yourself. a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    You're repeating yourself. a lot.



    You seem to not be able to understand my point nor are willing to think about it, you can wallow in your white guilt which is what your ilk does, as well as lecture other white people about your guilt.

    See that's your problem you are all about "white privilege" but other than yelling at other white people about it, that's about as far as you will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    So you are suggesting that there is never a case where having white skin has others looking at you like you don't belong?


    I'd love to take you for a ride someday to some of my old neighborhoods. lol
    There are certainly places where racial privilege works very differently. For example, if you're a white person trying to live and work in Japan, you're going to be facing off against all sorts of conscious and unconscious bias from the mainstream population. But racial privilege is about power dynamics, and there aren't many sub-cultures or localities within the US where whites don't have the power dynamics pretty squarely in their favor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    There are certainly places where racial privilege works very differently. For example, if you're a white person trying to live and work in Japan, you're going to be facing off against all sorts of conscious and unconscious bias from the mainstream population. But racial privilege is about power dynamics, and there aren't many sub-cultures or localities within the US where whites don't have the power dynamics pretty squarely in their favor.



    It's this "us vs them" mentality the left fosters with race relationships where we can't achieve Dr. kings goals of "content of character".


    today, saying one judges people by the "content of character" is racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    There are certainly places where racial privilege works very differently. For example, if you're a white person trying to live and work in Japan, you're going to be facing off against all sorts of conscious and unconscious bias from the mainstream population. But racial privilege is about power dynamics, and there aren't many sub-cultures or localities within the US where whites don't have the power dynamics pretty squarely in their favor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    You seem to not be able to understand my point nor are willing to think about it, you can wallow in your white guilt which is what your ilk does, as well as lecture other white people about your guilt.

    See that's your problem you are all about "white privilege" but other than yelling at other white people about it, that's about as far as you will go.
    Not sure what you're complaining about. You're not posing any topic to discuss and to intellectually engage in. "White privilege is a myth" is not something to intellectually engage in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    Not sure what you're complaining about. You're not posing any topic to discuss and to intellectually engage in. "White privilege is a myth" is not something to intellectually engage in.


    well you could have that position if you ignored everything else I posted. *shrug*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    Not what I said at all. What I said is that white privilege is a myth, it's a false dilemna of "origional sin".
    Oh. I guess I misunderstood. You listed a bunch of things that you seemed to indicate were "advantages" and then said:

    To me, it would seem, I would have had much more opportunity had I been black.
    So you were being sarcastic?

    tell me, lets pretend white privilege is real, what am I to do about it?
    I think being aware of it and accepting that it exists is plenty. Sort of like if rich people refused to admit that there are advantages to being born to a rich family rather than to a poor family. We can't come up with solutions to problems if one side refuses to accept that there is a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    Oh. I guess I misunderstood. You listed a bunch of things that you seemed to indicate were "advantages" and then said:



    So you were being sarcastic?



    I think being aware of it and accepting that it exists is plenty. Sort of like if rich people refused to admit that there are advantages to being born to a rich family rather than to a poor family. We can't come up with solutions to problems if one side refuses to accept that there is a problem.




    Growing up where I did, there were dozens of different scholarships and programs for minorities I was not eligable for. In fact, when i could not afford college or get a scholarship I tried to join the NYPD, and even though scoring in the top 1% I was told I was not black or a woman so I was not eligible to be hired at the time.


    That was my "white privilege".
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