White Privilege

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Is there such a thing?

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  1. Bubonic Registered

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    http://whiteprivilege.com

    Daily effects of white privilege as noted by Peggy McIntosh.

    http://seamonkey.ed.asu.edu/~mcisaac/emc598ge/Unpacking.html



    Please support your responses.
     
  2. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    No one will ever openly admit this exists, but I do feel it's a subtle thing. Believe it or not, there are people in existence that will still take take into account that a white guy will or won't do things that I will or will not do, even if the whole thing is unfounded. I thank the media for that, personally.
     
  3. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Took the words right out of my mouth.
     
  4. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Yes, it exists.
     
  5. ScottyBBadd The Texas Outlaw

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    More like lack of it.
     
  6. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I only get partial white privilege. :csad:
     
  7. Bubonic Registered

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    Please, could you elaborate.
    Obviously your life experience is leading you to such answers, so work us through your thought process and reasoning.
     
  8. AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    I think that as a female and being in an interracial relationship, I don't have as much "privilege" as a white male would. I also think that a lot of such privilege has to do with social class.
     
  9. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    I think all races and all sexes have certain privileges unique to their situations.

    A woman can get away with things a man can't. A man can get away with things a woman can't.

    Whites get away with some things, blacks others, etc. etc.
     
  11. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    So what would be considered "black privilege"?
     
  12. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    Our women get away with uncanny amounts of attitude. Not quite Latina levels but still enough to make you wanna strangle somebody.
     
  13. Bubonic Registered

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    The Peggy McIntosh article makes reference to who White Privilege can be compared to the taken for granted privilege men have over women.
    Those who do even worse are minority women.

    White Privilege is more pervasive then something like women possibly getting her movie ticket paid for.
    It is basically put, a wide assortment of privileges that White people enjoy and don't even realize there is anything special about it.

    Its in the way that White people often feel like the norm and treated as such. Just a simple point made in the McIntosh article, the fact that flesh colour is our colour is telling.

    I might be doing something stupid with my friends, draw the attention of the police, but because I'm a cute white kid, I'll be let off with a warning.
    But that won't be the case for the black kid.
     
  14. millennium movies Registered

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    LOL! Yet so true :o
     
  15. millennium movies Registered

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    Your from montreal? :O
     
  16. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    Very true, and of course the situation with the N word.
     
  17. Bubonic Registered

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    It would take a few minutes to check out the definition given and to skim over the McIntosh list.
    Then a few more to react to them, agreeing or disagreeing.
     
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    Get to make racist jokes and use the 'n' word without being labeled racist.
     
  19. AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    21. I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.

    Haha, this one is funny but usually true. Although, growing up in schools that were majority black, I've encountered the opposite and often been asked about "what white girls like" over the years. However, I think a lot of that has been a joke...when I see a minority get questioned people are normally dead serious :csad:
     
  20. Arkady Rossovich Registered

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    The white right? It's common sence,anyone who is of European origin in America can do anything they choose. Asians can,but it mostly goes to whites. Sad..but it's the unwritten law of the land.
     
  21. Bubonic Registered

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    But how minimal is that compared to not having to worry that your skin colour will affect you getting a home , an important loan, or even a job.

    A lot of the racism perpetuated by white people these days is a more subtle, hypocritic form then the old hate racism of before.
    A form of it is called "polite" racism, which would be something like a black man going to look for an apartment, the landlord saying the spot has just been taken, even though it hasn't.
    It's racism even though it isn't as blatant as "blacks need not apply".
     
  22. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Yes, we do represent our entire race when one of us does something wrong. No one ever says, "those stupid ass white people" when one of them does something stupid. Well, when they kill themselves during bungee jumps...I do. :o
     
  23. AndThePickles Kiss the girl

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    That raises an interesting point...I hear a LOT of generalizations about white people and I certainly hear things like "those stupid ass white people" all the time, but you don't hear it in as public of a way as you would with minorities.
     
  24. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I think when guys I know say stuff like that, we know it's not going to be done in a malicious manner. I've said that I see white guys out in 0 degree weathrer in t-shirts and shorts and said, wtf. But that won't ever deter them from anything. But black stereotypes are things that have been said for decades about black people, so it stings a bit more, even if some are true.
     
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    Everything is given to whites. This is why some get "bored" and do these crazy things,they even act like blacks. Or degrade themselfs.
     

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