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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    My husband thinks the opposite. My husband was a high school dropout and got a job as a clerk on Wall Street. He was given the opportunity to go down on the trading floor and he eventually became a vice President. He is the first want to tell you that had he been black or a female he never would have been given the opportunity
    Most wouldn't be given that opportunity, fewer would give 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?

    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.
    I have found that typically those who deny there is any such thing as white privilege are those who are racists.

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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.
    See what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Sparta,

    I can. That is such a stupid concept. It's not privilege, it called "life."
    I see, you agree it exists you just don't like calling it white privilege.

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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".



    tell me, lets pretend white privilege is real, what am I to do about it?
    I see, so since there is nothing you can do about it that means it doesn't exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    What is the poverty rate of white people vs. black people. "More" (or "less") in straight numbers is not statistically or sociologically meaningful.


    Then you would have to do the same for crime rates, as well as other "rates" as well, why don't we do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Remember, though, that it was the "Us vs. Them" mentality that started the problem in the first place.



    Then why try to maintain it through left wing policies and racism of lowered expectations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    And one for which there is no solution. White people are stuck with that stain of inborn evil.


    There is, apparently, nothing that can be done about it. As above, white people are just stuck with it.



    Original sin.




    It's bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I had a similar experience when I lived in Michigan. My friend and I were returning from a concert in Detroit and took the wrong exit on the freeway. We pulled off to turn around in terrifying part of Detroit. It was dark so we didn't know. We were also in a convertible. I was pulled over and asked what I was doing there. I told the cop we were lost and he escorted us to the freeway. I thought the cops were protecting us and my friend said no way, he thought we were trying to make a drug buy.

    I think, regardless of your race, if you are in a multi-culture environment it is not noticeable but if you are in a heavily segregated area, you stick out like a sore thumb. This is what creates the suspicion.




    Exactly and that's just the thing. Let me ask you and everyone here. When you see groups of kids, how often are they self segregated? Why is that? is it "white privilege" why the hispanic kids stick together, the asian kids stick together?

    We tend to self segregate, and what happens is you have a lot of problems in some minority communities, telling them it's not their fault but the fault of white people perpetuates thier situation and gives them an excuse for not dealing with issues in thier communities.

    So not only is it a myth, it's institutionalizes divide and creates racism.

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    How Did Jay Z displace people?




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