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White privilege -- if you are white are you aware it exists? If you are not white are you aware it exits?

Are you aware of the reality which has been labeled 'white privilege'?

(it takes 2 seconds to find out what 'white privilege' is (google is our friend) ---- it takes a lot longer to accept it exists --- whether an indiviual accepts it or not does not change the fact it DOES exist).

by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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spicy_n_sweet
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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A good example of the idea of white priviledge was shown during this past election.  When people complain that the white establishment is no longer the majority, when white people are still the majority, is a sign of white priviledge. The idea that white people only have most of the power but should still have all the power, is part of the white priviledge mentality.  Not all white people feel this way. Let me repeat not all white people feel this way. But to say that this mentality does not exist in our country would be a lie.

do11face
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM
Yes.
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LuLuThatsWho
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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Look at the fact that every decent employer is an affirmative action employer and then tell me more about this privilege given to white people based on skin color alone.

Look at the fact that crimes by whites against blacks have additional punishments for being more hateful than crimes by blacks against whites.

Oh please, yes.  Let's talk about all of the unearned privileges that we get.

hiddenidentity6
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

what the fck is this shit?

cueballsmom
by Gold Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM
Quoting lancet98:

I am white and it definitely exists.


explain. or you are lying.
one_on_the_way
by Silver Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege

The basics are here on wiki -- it really does take a long time (as a white person, like me) to realize just how present white privilege is in our society.  


Quoting karla85:

I'm not white and I'm not aware. Care to explain?


blue_elephant
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

 I'm white to start this off...

But, WTF is "white priveledge"?

MrsRinehart2010
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

 im white an never heard of that shit

mstricey
by Gold Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM
Oh right! I forgot the election ruffled a few feathers.


Quoting JakesMom712:

It started around the election. Probably end by 2nd week of March




Quoting mstricey:

Is it February already??





All these damn racial posts.


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one_on_the_way
by Silver Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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Quoting cueballsmom:

Quoting lancet98:

I am white and it definitely exists.


explain. or you are lying.

I'm not quoted here.....but why would you expect an explanation to say she is not lying.

I think when anyone takes two seconds to think about it, they know it exists.

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