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What is white privilege?

Anonymous
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Is it even real? To me, grouping all white people together is just as racist as grouping any other race together. Maybe I'm not understanding what white privilege is exactly. Can someone please explain it to me?
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:09 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:11 AM
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I am just as clueless as you are. I never heard about it until here.
threat
by Bronze Member on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:12 AM
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it don't exist... it's just what ignorant people say
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:14 AM
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It's what African Americans cry when they don't get their way.
Bluerose1482
by Ruby Member on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:14 AM

It is the idea that white people are in positions of power and tend to help other white people out.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM
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wish i knew since i could use a bit of privilege these days LOL

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:16 AM
It seems racist to me. Like maybe some minorities are racist against white people and talk about how much better we're treated. That's not true though. I was raped by my dad until I was 5 and raised by an abusive mother where sometimes I didn't have enough food to eat. Cops have treated me like shit before. I mean just because there are racist people that treat minorities like shit doesn't mean that all white people are privileged.

It just seems a reason to be racist towards white people.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:16 AM
Basically another term for 'here's the race card.'

Quoting Anonymous: It's what African Americans cry when they don't get their way.
chey-leigh
by Member on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:17 AM
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Examples of Privilege

Being able to…

  • assume that most of the people you or your children study in history classes and textbooks will be of the same race, gender, or sexual orientation as you are
  • assume that your failures will not be attributed to your race, or your gender
  • assume that if you work hard and follow the rules, you will get what you deserve
  • success without other people being surprised; and without being held to a higher standard
  • go out in public without fear of being harassed or constantly worried about physical safety
  • not have to think about your race, or your gender, or your sexual orientation, or disabilities, on a daily basis...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:17 AM
I should have titled this "everyone go anon for this thread" lol!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 28, 2014 at 3:19 AM
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Quoting Anonymous: Basically another term for 'here's the race card.'

Quoting Anonymous: It's what African Americans cry when they don't get their way.
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