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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    I see in other threads it is said there is no such thing. Only minority groups can be said to have a culture? Anyway, here is a start. What Wiki has to say:

    From their earliest presence in North America, White Americans have contributed literature, art, cinema, religion, agricultural skills, foods, science and technology, fashion and clothing styles, music, language, legal system, political system, and social and technological innovation to American culture. White American culture derived its earliest influences from English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish settlers and is quantitatively the largest proportion of American culture.[58] The overall American culture reflects White American culture. The culture has been developing since long before the United States formed a separate country. Much of American culture shows influences from English culture. Colonial ties to Great Britain spread the English language, legal system and other cultural attributes

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    Don't you go chest thumping, most of those contributions are by white males, the real drivers of American culture. Sniff sniff, i think your soups burning, better tend to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Wow. Talk about projection. It seems to me that whites are whining about being oppressed. That's a big part of why Trump is president. You're fine with rejecting "identity politics" as long as your race is not on the losing end of the situation. But the moment anyone suggests that maybe whites have had the advantage throughout the history of this country and maybe we ought to level the playing field and all of a sudden you're being oppressed and picked on.
    this country is going through a demographic shift away from a majority white population. That's a source of insecurity for some ; even anxiety. Trump spoke to those feelings and provided a quick fix. It won't last. Nor will being resentful and angry change the reality of things to come. Societies evolve in their own ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    What it means to everyone who isn't fearful of talking about race. They dress the same as the predominant culture does, listen to the same music, speak the same, do the same activities, etc. Usually they have been raised in predominantly white neighborhoods and gone to predominantly white schools and still have predominantly white co-workers and social circles.
    You're still describing race and proximity, not culture. I grew up just as you described. But I knew people - white people - who came from different cultures and had different holidays and ate different food and their grandparents spoke different languages and had different life experiences. That's less true in black communities. They share much more as far as life experiences than whites.

    I'm not afraid of talking about race. But there are members of this forum who have always suggested that even bringing race up was racist. And I'll give one guess which side of the political spectrum they fall on.
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    Blacks share a history, food, and dare I say language or dialect experience that is apart from the American culture. But whites don't. They've always been the dominant race and are bothered now that they're losing that dominance. But I still don't know what white culture is. Our laws are based on British law. The predominant language comes from the UK. But our food is as diverse as the planet. Our entertainment is just as diverse. Give me a solid definition of white culture that doesn't include all the other races that live here.
    You partially defined it there. Many of our laws and such come from Britain. Other whites who came here also were made to be inferior and assimilate. Now, of course, white culture refers to Americans of European Ancestry in general. And Protestant, if we want to further define who holds the most sway culturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    You're still describing race and proximity, not culture. I grew up just as you described. But I knew people - white people - who came from different cultures and had different holidays and ate different food and their grandparents spoke different languages and had different life experiences. That's less true in black communities. They share much more as far as life experiences than whites.

    I'm not afraid of talking about race. But there are members of this forum who have always suggested that even bringing race up was racist. And I'll give one guess which side of the political spectrum they fall on.
    or they get pissed and call you a race-baiter if you discuss it after they brought it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    You partially defined it there. Many of our laws and such come from Britain. Other whites who came here also were made to be inferior and assimilate. Now, of course, white culture refers to Americans of European Ancestry in general. And Protestant, if we want to further define who holds the most sway culturally.
    how many were slaves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    or they get pissed and call you a race-baiter if you discuss it after they brought it up.
    Like saying anything negative about Obama made you a racist or how all Trump voters are Nazi's?

    Is that what you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    You partially defined it there. Many of our laws and such come from Britain. Other whites who came here also were made to be inferior and assimilate. Now, of course, white culture refers to Americans of European Ancestry in general. And Protestant, if we want to further define who holds the most sway culturally.
    You brought up religion. That's another way I am apart from many whites in that I come from a Catholic background. That's just another example of how there is no white culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Like saying anything negative about Obama made you a racist or how all Trump voters are Nazi's?

    Is that what you mean?
    All Nazis are Trump voters.
    Get it right.

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    how many were slaves?
    There were indentured servants but it's nothing to do with my post. There was a culture here and Irish need not apply for jobs or be allowed into establishments. Just one example.

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