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What is "White Privilege?"

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posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: TonyS

Ah well, I just wish that when all the whites are used up I could come see the complete mess what's left make of the place. It will almost certainly become a third world hell hole without the Western Civ work ethic they deride as "acting white."

Either they figure out how to suck it up and work for their supper, or this will become another hell on earth.

At that point, I weep for the ones who did take it to heart successful cultural paradigms. They'll get eaten alive in the country to come.



I agrer


It is all cultural, race plays no role at all.

Blacks whites Latinos..etc... Raised in an Asian community will most likely do better.

Asians as a whole have one of the most successful cultures in history, followed closely by the Europeans.

The only culture of the modern world close to as bad as the culture embodied by most blacks is the middle east.

Africa inner city black culture....absolute failures of the highest order, by far the worst culture in the modern world.

But their failings are everyone else's fault.....BS.




posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: Jamie1

Fail...
Of the highest order...



There was no "mind reading" necassary...

Because...

Did your OP not say this:
"Brilliant indoctrination and brainwashing strategy. "

Is that not a denial that it exists?
Despite people witnessing and living it?

Which you didn't consider before you decided that it's non-existent...

So was that not your plan from the beginning?

Or did you jump the Gun?


Then you complain about ad hominem...
But have it in your own OP because anyone who disagrees with you having witnessed & lived it are brainwashed & indoctrinated...



Fail...
Of the highest order...




Then you bring us one example of someone failing to understand White privilege who claimed that it's racist for someone to deny they're racist...

& you then try to "indoctrinate & brainwash" us into believing that this person, who failed in their assessment of the situation, is the spokesperson for all who talk about White privilege...



Fail...
Of the highest order...



There is only one person here comparible to Goebbels...

& that's the person pointing fingers at everyone else using the word "indoctrination" in every post in this thread...



Fail...
Of the highest order...



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
I am German/Lebanese (Canadian) and I want to attest that I believe white privilege does in fact exist. I am treated differently than my Lebanese family because I look white. Even my Lebanese family treats me differently because I am white. They all seem more interested in what I am up to. compared to others.

I think that most other ethnicities do look up to whites and wait for their direction. There are those in other ethnicities that reject the influence of whites but they are still influenced.

I do not know what is the basis behind it but other ethnicities do look to whites for the answers and the blame. Whites can deny that this is true but I do not see what difference it makes.

Whites need to step up to the plate and own it. Trouble is many in other ethnicities would find that insulting. So here are the whites, running the world but can not acknowledge that they are privileged to do so as it would upset other ethnicities to bring to the surface what everyone already knew.

It's the "white" elephant in every room...


Are you telling me all other races look to the white race for answers?

What??!!!

Why??!!

How?!!

Yes whites have a successful culture....but come on....honestly you believe this????

Please elaborate.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: criticalhit

Look up affirmative action. It supports white females more than anything. And it's nave to believe employers don't see color when every one else dies. Have you not heard about the Mexican last name change issue on the resume?

Overly qualified guy with a Hispanic last name applies fire a serious of jobs. Zero call backs. Changes his name to a white sounding name and viola. It fit pretty good coverage, but selective hearing goes hand in hand with ignorance.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: Jamie1


This is really interesting.

So many posts accusing me of race baiting, being a "racial sociopath," and now "stirring up racial tension" because I posted Mt. Holyoke College's definition of "white privilege."

This is exactly exemplifying the "white privilege" indoctrination strategy - label political opposition as racists, and then when they object, say their objection "proves" they're racists.

Nice. Thank you.


What's interesting to me is that you chose to ignore the rest of my post in your reply. Is there a reason for that?

I did not accuse you of stirring up racial tension because you posted a definition of white privilege. I did so because in my opinion, your motivation for doing so was to stir up racial tension and not an honest debate over the validity of white privilege. Furthermore, my assertions had more to do with the content of the statements that followed than the posting of the definition.

I don't know if you're a racist or not. I was accusing you of using identity politics to popularize your propaganda. Perhaps you'd like to substantiate your argument in a way that doesn't involve suppressed correlatives?



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: Jamie1

Fail...
Of the highest order...



There was no "mind reading" necassary...

Because...

Did your OP not say this:
"Brilliant indoctrination and brainwashing strategy. "

Is that not a denial that it exists?
Despite people witnessing and living it?

Which you didn't consider before you decided that it's non-existent...

So was that not your plan from the beginning?

Or did you jump the Gun?


Then you complain about ad hominem...
But have it in your own OP because anyone who disagrees with you having witnessed & lived it are brainwashed & indoctrinated...



Fail...
Of the highest order...




Then you bring us one example of someone failing to understand White privilege who claimed that it's racist for someone to deny they're racist...

& you then try to "indoctrinate & brainwash" us into believing that this person, who failed in their assessment of the situation, is the spokesperson for all who talk about White privilege...



Fail...
Of the highest order...



There is only one person here comparible to Goebbels...

& that's the person pointing fingers at everyone else using the word "indoctrination" in every post in this thread...



Fail...
Of the highest order...


"Fail?"

Half the responses on this thread demonstrate the EXACT indoctrination strategy described in the OP, including yours.

Instead of discussing the topic, personally attack, ridicule, and degrade anybody who dares to question the decided upon "politcally correct" dogma.

The more you attack me the more you demonstrate my point.



edit on 25-1-2015 by Jamie1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Jenisiz

So you're being stopped by the police every month?

Are you violating traffic laws?

Have they arrested or ticketed you?



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Jamie1


This is really interesting.

So many posts accusing me of race baiting, being a "racial sociopath," and now "stirring up racial tension" because I posted Mt. Holyoke College's definition of "white privilege."

This is exactly exemplifying the "white privilege" indoctrination strategy - label political opposition as racists, and then when they object, say their objection "proves" they're racists.

Nice. Thank you.


What's interesting to me is that you chose to ignore the rest of my post in your reply. Is there a reason for that?

I did not accuse you of stirring up racial tension because you posted a definition of white privilege. I did so because in my opinion, your motivation for doing so was to stir up racial tension and not an honest debate over the validity of white privilege. Furthermore, my assertions had more to do with the content of the statements that followed than the posting of the definition.

I don't know if you're a racist or not. I was accusing you of using identity politics to popularize your propaganda. Perhaps you'd like to substantiate your argument in a way that doesn't involve suppressed correlatives?


This wasn't a thread to discuss the existence of "white privilege."

Propaganda is crafted to control the frame of the discussion, e.g., "Does white privilege exist or not?"

The real discussion should be about, "Who is defining this term? What is their motive?"

By definition, the entire concept of "white privilege" is unprovable. The theory defines those who question the theory as racists.

Genius propaganda strategy to divide and blame.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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White Privilege is a excuse made up by others to lazy to get off their butts and make change in their life.
It is a cop out.
Everyone in the U.S. has the same opportunity, sure its harder for some, but if a person, regardless of color,
race, background wants the dream life and works their butts off and takes the steps needed, they can
have the american dream.
Instead they live in poverty, drug infested neighborhoods and complain how they cant find a job, or
how they cant afford this or that. Sorry but NO ONE is making them live there.
Pack your crap, move, find a job and work your way up.
Do not use the color of the white as a excuse for your being lazy.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: infinityorder

originally posted by: MALBOSIA
I am German/Lebanese (Canadian) and I want to attest that I believe white privilege does in fact exist. I am treated differently than my Lebanese family because I look white. Even my Lebanese family treats me differently because I am white. They all seem more interested in what I am up to. compared to others.

I think that most other ethnicities do look up to whites and wait for their direction. There are those in other ethnicities that reject the influence of whites but they are still influenced.

I do not know what is the basis behind it but other ethnicities do look to whites for the answers and the blame. Whites can deny that this is true but I do not see what difference it makes.

Whites need to step up to the plate and own it. Trouble is many in other ethnicities would find that insulting. So here are the whites, running the world but can not acknowledge that they are privileged to do so as it would upset other ethnicities to bring to the surface what everyone already knew.

It's the "white" elephant in every room...


Are you telling me all other races look to the white race for answers?

What??!!!

Why??!!

How?!!

Yes whites have a successful culture....but come on....honestly you believe this????

Please elaborate.


Yes that is what I am saying. And I believe it. I understand why it is shocking and could upset people. I pointed out that I am only half white. Half of me gets emotional and then upset about the influence of whites in every culture but then the other half me believes there is no place in the world for emotions and anger, only systems and governance. That is what white people have and all other ethnicities need. The ability to turn off emotion for the sake of a system of governance. And that pisses me off too.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Jamie1


Instead of discussing the topic, personally attack, ridicule, and degrade anybody who dares to question the decided upon "politcally correct" dogma.


Indeed it was a fail...
& you're not ignorant to that fact you're stubborn to it...


You didn't give anyone a chance at "discussing the topic" because you'd already labelled us "indoctrinated & brainwashed"...


That is a fail of the highest order, & you continue to perpetuate your invalid "reasoning" onto others.


The more you continue to believe you're being attacked in character, rather than for your fallacious argument...
The more you think we are proving your point...


But go ahead, keep calling people brainwashed, or compring them to Nazis...
It only demonstrates the point we are making...

That you're ignorant to the facts of White privilege that many have lived through and witnessed...
You can claim it is anecdotal, & you can believe it is anecdotal as much as you like...

For those who have witnessed and lived it, it is testimony...




You had no intent of discussion without calling people brainwashed or accusing them of being brainwashers themselves...




And all that based on someone who didn't even use white privilege in the correct way...





edit on 25-1-2015 by CharlieSpeirs because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
My definition of "White Privilege"

"Who Cares" I have ribs in the smoker am I a racist???



Brother I don't what color or religion or political side you take......I am coming over for supper, I will bring the beer.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: Jenisiz
a reply to: criticalhit

Look up affirmative action. It supports white females more than anything. And it's nave to believe employers don't see color when every one else dies. Have you not heard about the Mexican last name change issue on the resume?

Overly qualified guy with a Hispanic last name applies fire a serious of jobs. Zero call backs. Changes his name to a white sounding name and viola. It fit pretty good coverage, but selective hearing goes hand in hand with ignorance.


Nothing of that nature is any proof of anything though, Americans operate today on this false paradigm of finding the example that is opposite the norm in order to prove a point, but that isn't science or reality it's more akin to the methodology of holding up babies that experience tragedies to create a police state.

I don't doubt at all that those moments happen, don't get me wrong.

But it flys in the face of the reality of the achievements of Latinos everywhere and it also just is a statement that some people control the culture of their work environment particularly when they own it, while Caucasians are more established if myself and Selena Gomez apply for a job as host of a Mexican restaurant i'm sure she gets the call and I don't because who the hell would want a gangly white guy to greet people at the door of Mexican restaurant vs a hot little Latina?

It's just the way it is and no whining will change it, we all fit roles differently a Hispanic guy is just as likely to get hired because he meets a Hispanic quota these days as he is to not be hired because the White CEO is concerned he might have to change the radio to a tune he doesn't like and it's his place to run... and certainly Hispanics have built a lot of businesses in America and a degree of "Hispanic Privilege" exists...

it's called... your family did something and you benefit from it the real word is nepotism and it will always exist and the only thing that eliminates it is overcoming it and doing something for your own kids one day, attempting to give it a name and strip others of it because your parents failed is garbage and the reasons for it don't matter because the reasons largely WERE not ARE. There is no culture on Earth that didn't eat poo at some point and then you pick yourself up. Sometimes that even includes being "Gangsta" about it certainly Americas recent waves of Caucasians Irish, Italian and Russian were "gangsta" about it but they also don't cry racism when they get caught.

Sorry, but the TV is loaded with African Americans that are "nerds" since Erkel... but that doesn't change the predominant culture in the community of aggressive male behavior and what people see in real life most often is what they will make assumptions of when dealing with people and that sucks but it only changes as the culture changes no debate or talk will stop it or even laws. As more and more African Americans escape their own stereo types is how half of African Americans have made the burbs and perception is changing and that's a good thing, but blaming "the man" in this day and age is straight ghetto and that's why so few white people will listen to it. If you go to school and do good or just work at it...sure on interviews you might not be first choice but no one goes on one interview and you will get ahead sooner or later. That's called looking for a job, the one everyone deals with is "no experience" and everyone goes through a lot of places and gets denied. What the resentment is, is the resentment for people who have an IN, the people who walk through schools with B's like G W Bush and get to be President for doing nothing... Guess what? That pisses me off too! But it's the way life is, always has been and always will be, finding a specific reason you don't have that YET and focusing on it to the point of assumed failure and giving up is just being a punk. Everyone not born rich has to bust it to prove themselves, everyone.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: Jamie1

I'm wondering if you're going to respond to my post. Since it was your questions that prompted it.

-Tenth



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA

originally posted by: infinityorder

originally posted by: MALBOSIA
I am German/Lebanese (Canadian) and I want to attest that I believe white privilege does in fact exist. I am treated differently than my Lebanese family because I look white. Even my Lebanese family treats me differently because I am white. They all seem more interested in what I am up to. compared to others.

I think that most other ethnicities do look up to whites and wait for their direction. There are those in other ethnicities that reject the influence of whites but they are still influenced.

I do not know what is the basis behind it but other ethnicities do look to whites for the answers and the blame. Whites can deny that this is true but I do not see what difference it makes.

Whites need to step up to the plate and own it. Trouble is many in other ethnicities would find that insulting. So here are the whites, running the world but can not acknowledge that they are privileged to do so as it would upset other ethnicities to bring to the surface what everyone already knew.

It's the "white" elephant in every room...


Are you telling me all other races look to the white race for answers?

What??!!!

Why??!!

How?!!

Yes whites have a successful culture....but come on....honestly you believe this????

Please elaborate.


Yes that is what I am saying. And I believe it. I understand why it is shocking and could upset people. I pointed out that I am only half white. Half of me gets emotional and then upset about the influence of whites in every culture but then the other half me believes there is no place in the world for emotions and anger, only systems and governance. That is what white people have and all other ethnicities need. The ability to turn off emotion for the sake of a system of governance. And that pisses me off too.



One the one hand the white race did bring self governance to the main stream world wide stage.

One the other though, I don't think whites should decide for all.

I agree, white controlled nations have it figured out better than many others.

But we aren't the be all end all.

Others just need to step up their game.

Asians are doing very well....whites as well....

Others are holding the world back at present, but one can't expect instant change the world over.

In fact I think africa may be on the verge of a big breakout.

All things are beginning to point towards cooperative self determination....please god let it happen.

The middle east not being a crap hole....good luck most violent spot on earth....all but beyond help.

Culture is crap, needs fixed otherwise remains a third world culture.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:14 PM
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White privilage is defined as not being shot because you are black.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: Jamie1

I agree with you there.

It's hysterical how one can't discuss these issues without being called ignorant, blind or racist.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: infinityorder

Exactly, there are certain cultures that tend to do well no matter where they transplant themselves - Jews, Asians, Germans. They tend to form thriving sub communities no matter where they go so long as the dominate culture doesn't get upset at them and drive them out after taking what they have accrued.

Another case in point would be Congo. If "white privilege" was the root of all evil, it should be a thriving example to the rest of the continent now that they've basically confiscated whatever they could from the white landowners and given over the former victims of those landowners' white privilege. Instead, the former breadbasket of Africa is not a basket case because no one has any property rights and the new landowners have no idea how to properly manage what they've been handed.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

White privilege is obviously to blame for all the African leaders stealing money from their own people. The continent's always suffering from civil wars and genocides. Where do people draw a line when it comes to the blaming? Black people advance too in America. Nobody goes to college and sees black students? No one has black coworkers? Last I heard black people get paid as much as white people in America.



posted on Jan, 25 2015 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: deadeyedick
White privilage is defined as not being shot because you are black.


Untrue

While I know there is an issue in regards to the nation as a whole being too aggressively policed. When you add up the numbers of calls and stops vs incidents the police do a really good job

Over the span of more than a decade, 2,151 whites died by being shot by police compared to 1,130 blacks. Now, yes, Blacks are still by percentage of population more likely than whites to be shot... and there is "something there"

But a Billion plus police calls were made in that time frame TWO BILLION PLUS. That means the REALITY is that something like well less than .01% of Police calls/stops end in tragedy... which means the cops overall are pretty damn good at avoiding this happening no matter who you are... In fact more African Americans slipped and hit their head in the bathtub and died in that time frame than were killed by cops...

Meanwhile... In the same time span Black Males were shot by other Black males in numbers that exceed the casualty list of the Vietnam war through a similar time frame...

Nothing makes the bad eggs out there good eggs and surely there are bad cops, but overall the numbers indicate that the Cops have in the end likely saved a hell of a lot more Black male lives than taken them.



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