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White privilege

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If you have a TV or even a radio, you've likely heard about this as of late.
What is White Privilege?
Does it truly exist? Why or why not?
Are all 'white people' guilty of using, or being a part of, White Privilege?

Are there any other 'race-type' privileges in the world?
Why or why not?
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Re: White privilege

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I would say that white people are definitely not all guilty of exploiting white privilege, because white people are definitely not all privileged. If we were, there would be no poor or unemployed white people. As it is, many white people struggle to meet their basic needs, provide for their kids, keep a roof over their heads, keep the rent and bills paid. Many white people's lives don't come anywhere near being privileged.

The real privilege in this society is rich privilege. Racism is evil, but it's not the root of all evil. I strongly suspect that racism is maintained largely as a tool for keeping the masses divided against each other so we can't unite to demand fair treatment from the monied interests running our society.
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Re: White privilege

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nobspeople wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:46 am If you have a TV or even a radio, you've likely heard about this as of late.
What is White Privilege?
Does it truly exist? Why or why not?
Are all 'white people' guilty of using, or being a part of, White Privilege?

Are there any other 'race-type' privileges in the world?
Why or why not?
White people are privileged. But so are black people. And brown people. And yellow people. And red people.

Nowadays if you are black you are more eligible to be hired simply because you are a member of a disadvantaged group. If you look at 'woke' advertisements and politics and tv shows, you see that blacks are being promoted left and right. While this may be ostensibly for the good cause of inclusion, it is a form of favoritism nonetheless that can be taken too far.

"White privilege" is a sound-byte, an over-simplification. It is more worthwhile to consider the much bigger theme at play: power. All races of the human race seek power, and, in their own way, given their own conditioning and past history, arrive at it differently.

Whites found power one way. Blacks another, etc. It isn't necessarily that one race has more capital in all respects. Blacks have their own unique advantages compared to whites. All cultures, all peoples, I think, are privileged and disadvantaged in many, many VARIOUS COMPLEX ways. We are all a diverse people. But, what makes us equal is our dignity as human beings, regardless of race. If we lose sight of our spiritual equality, we become slaves to power, conflict and antagonism. On the other hand, if we ignore all differences, we only see the perspective that we want to see, through our own narrow prism.
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Re: White privilege

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I recommend this paper.
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Re: White privilege

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[Replying to Difflugia in post #4]

It may seem a bit cynical, but this is what I'm reminded of:



And since the author of the article brings up male privilege:


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Re: White privilege

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Difflugia wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 4:38 pm I recommend this paper.
That was an opinion piece, not a paper. There were no citations or referenced works contained within it.

She manages to cram two mythologies (male privilege, white privilege) in the same opinion piece. Both topics are unsupported nonsense.

As it relates to the OP, white privilege does not exist. Laredo, TX is mostly Latino. Everyone there speaks Spanish, including the Caucasians. Does white privilege exist there? No. What does exist is MAJORITY privilege. The majority of any one group is going to be the dominant group in that area. There is no Scottish privilege in Ireland for example, but there is in Scotland. There is black privilege on the south side of Chicago.

Majority privilege is not limited to nationality either. Iranian Jews live under the majority privilege of Islam in that country.

But of course the real point of creating the idea of white privilege is not to notice that whites are a majority of the United States population, but to create a narrative that whites are oppressing everyone else in the United States. There is no empirical data or evidence for such a claim naturally, but that doesn't stop socialeft coastal elites from accepting it (whether or not they actually believe it is a separate question). Marxists, like those that started BLM, or the proponents of critical race theory, use the tale of white privilege as a front while they attempt to undermine the tenets of democracy and enlightenment thinking.

Time to end the myth of white privilege.

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Re: White privilege

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Kenisaw wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 1:04 am
Difflugia wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 4:38 pm I recommend this paper.
That was an opinion piece, not a paper. There were no citations or referenced works contained within it.

She manages to cram two mythologies (male privilege, white privilege) in the same opinion piece. Both topics are unsupported nonsense.

As it relates to the OP, white privilege does not exist. Laredo, TX is mostly Latino. Everyone there speaks Spanish, including the Caucasians. Does white privilege exist there? No. What does exist is MAJORITY privilege. The majority of any one group is going to be the dominant group in that area. There is no Scottish privilege in Ireland for example, but there is in Scotland. There is black privilege on the south side of Chicago.

Majority privilege is not limited to nationality either. Iranian Jews live under the majority privilege of Islam in that country.

But of course the real point of creating the idea of white privilege is not to notice that whites are a majority of the United States population, but to create a narrative that whites are oppressing everyone else in the United States. There is no empirical data or evidence for such a claim naturally, but that doesn't stop socialeft coastal elites from accepting it (whether or not they actually believe it is a separate question). Marxists, like those that started BLM, or the proponents of critical race theory, use the tale of white privilege as a front while they attempt to undermine the tenets of democracy and enlightenment thinking.

Time to end the myth of white privilege.
Thank you for interjecting common sense into a senseless topic! I wonder why more people haven't considered this fact?
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