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originally posted by: InTheLight
Isn't it time to ask non-whites their take on how white privilege shows itself within our society?
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: openminded2011
White privilege, like chicken teeth and rocking horse sh!t, doesn't actually exist in reality - it exists in the minds of those folks so butthurt because they lost the fight / race / war / cooking competition / other and have decided to vent their frustration towards the big bad whitey.
A hetrosexual single white male has the most privilege - apparently.
Considering that before the last 50 years, only white males inherited ANYTHING from their fore fathers labor..
No black person was handed down properly, or a business, or a trust fund..
While white male wealth has been in the same old money families for centuries some times..
Obviously the ramifications of that do not just go away in a generation or two..
How many black people will inherit money today?? 5% maybe.. while I bet that number is closer to 40% for whites.. maybe higher..
In a world where cash is king.. that is all that really matters..
originally posted by: openminded2011
After reading several posts on the subject, I realized that there is always this assertion of white privilege, but no real concrete examples to back it up, the examples that are given are unusually anecdotes of discrimination, which really falls under bigotry and not implication of some sort of privilege for white people. So here is your chance, please give examples of what you consider to be white privilege in modern society. I should concede that I do not believe it exists; the vast majority of white people in 2017 are struggling to survive just like any other group or race of people. But I would like to understand the perspective that I am somehow privileged; that I get some kind of perks because of my skin color. Again, do not confuse being the victim of bigotry with the implication of white privilege. There is bigotry against white people as well, so they certainly do not have privileged status in that case. Please enlighten us with your definition of white privilege.
The 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, who has attained somewhat of a cult following for her stance on gender equality, told a gathering of law students Wednesday that people often ask her when she thinks there will be enough women on the court.
“And my answer is when there are nine,” she said, as if the question even needed to be asked.