It’s hard to see racism, when you’re white

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  1. knowsbleed Registered

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    http://www.ijreview.com/2012/06/871...uluth-its-un-fair-to-be-white-and-privileged/





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    Funny and sad. Funny and sad.
     
  2. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    "I am able to drive a car in any neighborhood without being perceived as being in the wrong place or looking for trouble."

    That's flat out untrue. There are many neighborhoods where, if you're white, you might as well just have a bulleyes on your chest.
     
  3. Schlosser85 Registered

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    1) The people behind this are racist themselves.

    2) Whites can experience racism too.

    3) As CConn pointed out, some of their points are just not true and naive. There are neighborhoods you'd better not show your face if it's white.
     
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    "If you see racism, break the silence"

    I see racism....like the picture demonizing a white man for being white.
     
  5. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Yeah, truly wise people realize that racism transcends all colors and cultures.

    I mean, even in Asian, the Japanese are viewed as superior to the Koreans, who are viewed as superior to the Chinese, etc.

    Black people here have to be afraid they'll be judged for their race, and white people here have to be afraid they'll be misconstrued for racist.
     
  6. Midnyte_Sun Medianoche de Sol

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    Those are in certain cities and towns. The midwest and the south are still segregated, economically and geographically. Also, even if it is more likely to die by lightning than terrorism in the US, every Muslim in America is under surveillance, so are any Americans that are politically active.
     
  7. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Mmm, yes. I'm sure the government has a nanny cam in every muslim's home.
     
  8. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Actually, it goes Japanese > Peripheral Chinese (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore) > Korean > Mainland Chinese > Tiger People (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand) > and then Vietnamese and Filipino somewhere.

    Like with all things, we're very detail oriented. :(
     
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    "I can send my 16-year old out with his new driver’s license and not have to give him a lesson how to respond if police stop him."

    Umm, shouldn't everyone be taught how to do that? This list is racist as ****
     
  10. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Hah. Thanks for the clarification. :D
     
  11. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Haha, I was just waiting for the knee jerk reactions to begin.
     
  12. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Many other Asian nationalities, but white people sure seem to love them some Filipino spouses.
     
  13. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Also, what does it infer a normal black teenager would say to a cop if they were pulled over?

    Are we supposed to assume they're immediately going to become indignant or defensive?
     
  14. Midnyte_Sun Medianoche de Sol

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    What's a nanny cam? I'm talking about telephone, GPS tracking (via cell phone), internet, cellphone monitoring, and financial surveillance. They also have moles in their community centers. I have friends who work in the security industry. Racial profiling is a must for Muslims. Muslims are the new Japanese....minus the internment camps. The sad thing is, they are not really a race.
     
  15. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Isn't it funny at the first time the temperature hit's over 50 degrees, white people gotta be wearing shorts? :huh:
     
  16. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    White people will wear flipflops in 20 degree whether. :o
     
  17. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    I'm sorry, I was being dismissive. Further explaination by way of hearsay really won't make me any less dismissive. :o
     
  18. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    No, the point isn't about what white and black people do, it's about how white and black people are perceived differently by the police. In a lot of places in America white folks don't have to be as careful with what they say as people of other racial groups because it is less likely that a police officer will assume guilt on their part.

    I mean, yes, I agree that white people can experience racism and it's not okay to dismiss that, but at the same time being white does put a person at a huge advantage in society.
     
  19. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    That's why I was asked to be a mod......:dry:
     
  20. knowsbleed Registered

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    I can't account for the flip flops... but it was -7 last winter and two of my co-workers and I were on a business trip... both of them wearing shorts with thick jackets in their off time. I was so confused.
     
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    I knew it...
     
  22. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    You take the perks where you can....I didn't get wealth, power, or fame....but by god I'm a mod on a website!!!!!!!
     
  23. Hotwire Dealin' W/ Demons

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    Not if you're married to an Hispanic woman with a black step-daughter living in Ohio it's not.
     
  24. knowsbleed Registered

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    Are all the Hype mods white? Hmmm...
     
  25. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    Absolutely....and all male too.....and Republican to boot........
     

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