White Privlige and Ignoring the Problem
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17-01-2014, 07:47 PM
RE: White Privlige and Ignoring the Problem
I am white, and I am far from privileged.

However, I do understand what the video is attempting to convey.

However, there are privileged people of all races. It is not a white-only issue, though it does seem to be more prevalent within the white community.

I doubt it is a skin color problem so much as it is an socio-economic problem.
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17-01-2014, 08:08 PM
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At least you have equal rights...

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17-01-2014, 08:24 PM (This post was last modified: 17-01-2014 08:28 PM by WeAreTheCosmos.)
RE: White Privlige and Ignoring the Problem
White people are the best...





In vitamin D absorption at extreme latitudes.

But seriously, I've lived nearly my whole life in a city where I am in a minority group. People can be assholes. There are a lot of "privileged" brown kids here. IDGAF
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17-01-2014, 08:31 PM
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Wow, OK so I'm watching the video now.

Thoughts as I go along.

1. She's not bad looking.
2. What the SHIZ? Is this on 1.5X speed? She talks like an effing chipmunk.
3. This is edited very strangely...so many jumps.
4. Never heard of CP time once in my life.
5. She's right about the subtle racism.
6. Her Bob and Kareem example makes no sense. ..And she changed the name to Jamal halfway through her example, wth (2:50)?
7. ...She's all over the place and it's hard to figure out if she is making a point.
8. Job application example probably has some truth.

Overall, she needed to make clear points about what "white privilege" is.

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17-01-2014, 08:37 PM
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I don't think the video was about what white privilege is, but about why we shouldn't avoid talking about it. I think foxen and WATC may not know exactly what white privilege is. And finally, I didn't think she talked too fast. You may need to be from the northeast US to understand her though lol.

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17-01-2014, 08:41 PM
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(17-01-2014 01:25 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Then it would appear that the people here agree, at least to some extent. So what is that you want from the members here? Is AF doing a better job of responding correctly.

Seriously, after all these months, I don't understand what it is that will make you happy here.

BQ thread - Do you have pets?

- tons of responses from people who love their pets

BQ thread - Do you really think it's right to OWN animals

- The hell?

BQ thread - Don' t you think we should have a subforum for pet talk?

Why don't you just start out and tell us how you think it should be around here to suit you.

BQ thread - my new doctor is prejudiced against brown people.

No way is he being responsible by wanting to make his own assessments instead of relying on someone else's...he must be a bigot, the only logical explanation.

BQ thread - Deaf people think they are better than blind people and won't communicate with us..

Newsflash - everyone isn't Helen Keller.

The chip on your shoulder is the size of a tank...dragging or trying to drag everyone else into it isn't going to get you past your issues.

You didn't include:

--Homosexuals are prejudiced against bisexuals

--MtF transexuals are perpetuating essentialist stereotypes of femininity

--I'm so attractive it's becoming a problem

--I don't get enough money from the government

etc.
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17-01-2014, 08:46 PM
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17-01-2014, 08:48 PM
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(17-01-2014 11:12 AM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  The whole "I'm not racist so it's not my problem" bit isn't okay

Yes it is okay. You can't reasonably ask anything more of a person than that they be virtuous. A person can only assume responsibility for their own behaviour (and to a lesser extent the behaviour of their children and pets).
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17-01-2014, 09:02 PM
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(17-01-2014 08:37 PM)LostandInsecure Wrote:  WATC may not know exactly what white privilege is.

Yup... No idea.

I've never known immunity from racism.
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17-01-2014, 09:43 PM
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(17-01-2014 02:05 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Thanks man. I can come off as a pretty confrontational guy. You put my words into a kinder and gentler post. Thumbsup

BQ, I'm not attacking your ideas and opinions, I am challenging them. I truly hope you see that.

Fuck! Three meaningful posts in one thread! I'm impressed. You must be exhausted from the effort. Is this a PB?
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