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Majority Of White Americans Say They Face Discrimination

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posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 03:10 AM
a reply to: windword

LOL you and Enlightened should do stand up, while I can't tell white folks how to feel, it seems to smack of the "Me Too" phenomenon, Black folks or others say they are discriminated against.. White folks me too!!
Kinda like couple a yrs back.
Gay ppl to Christian baker..Mr Baker man bake me a cake, Baker man we don't do gay ppl you are discriminating against me...Baker man no ! you're discriminating against me for making me bake gay cakes.
edit on 29-10-2017 by Spider879 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 03:19 AM
Have to say, as a white male I feel pretty lucky to be me. My friends of other skin color have had it tougher than me.

How many white people here would be 100% okay if they woke up tomorrow with the skin of a black man? I mean, if skin color doesn't matter or mean anything at all -- they should be 100% okay with waking up with the skin of a black man, right?

Hell, according to the comments here....if they woke up with the skin tone of a black person, they might not be so discriminated against?


posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 04:36 AM

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: SR1TX

I can tell you with 100% certainty there is no such thing as discrimination based on color or how you look.

That's funny, because where I work they refused to hire a white guy as the manager, a guy everyone liked with years of experience, and instead tried to hire a black woman. She wanted too much money so they couldn't. They still passed on the white guy simply because he was white and they would only hire a black manager. Then a CUL (mini manager) position went up, white lady who was there forever applied, and a black woman who had been there 1 year. Guess who got it.

If that isn't discrimination as good as any, I don't know what is. Throwing money after people because they have the right color of skin is exactly the kind of "privilege" whites are accused of. The right person for the right job. That is all that matters.

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 05:39 AM
a reply to: Spider879


I think another perfect example is the “ I’m not racist! Your the racist! “

If someone falsely accuses someone of being a racist. That makes them either wrong, misinformed, stupid, a propagandist, a political shill, exc....

It does not make them a racist..

It’s the most juvenile retort in history. They are Literally saying “I know you are but what am I?”

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 05:48 AM
a reply to: Uberdoubter

That anecdotal tale isn’t proof of anything.. unless the person doing the hiring said that was the case. that is as thin as it comes..

The two veteran employees who were passed over could have been skipped for 1000 reasons.

For one the boss just might not like them... he could feel like they know more than he does and it’s kinda a power play..

It could be a new GM who wants to put people in place loyal to him rather than the old administrations people..

WHAT DOESNT HAPPEN is companies willing to lose money to make a political statement..

So at worst a company big enough to care about the demographics of their employees might choose a minority who is equally qualified, but no company is going to put an unqualified person in a upper management position .. unless they are family.
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posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 06:08 AM
From the OP's article at NPR:

Notable, however, is that while a majority of whites in the poll say discrimination against them exists, a much smaller percentage say that they have actually experienced it. Also important to note is that 84 percent of whites believe discrimination exists against racial and ethnic minorities in America today.

I doubt that many here chiming in are willing to accept that the same poll they've been praising in their "hallelujah corner" states very clearly that only a small percentage have actually EXPERIENCED racism against Whites and the vast majority of respondents admit that racism against minorities is ALIVE AND WELL.

Further, the article touches on the real force at work here:

Income also seemed to affect individual responses to the question of discrimination.

Lower- and moderate-income white Americans were more likely to say that whites are discriminated against — and to say they have felt it, either when applying for a job, raise or promotion or in the college-admissions process.

Once again, we see that economic status is confused with race in statistical analysis.

Are individuals sometimes discriminated against because of their skin color or ethnicity? Yes.

Is there a signifiant percentage of the White/Anglo population that regularly experiences actual discrimination based on racism? No.

Further, let's follow the logical course of development from this article's implications, shall we?

Discrimination based on race and ethnicity are alive and well in this country, and we should ALL not only be aware of these issues, but actively promoting solutions to insure that all Americans are as free from such discrimination as possible, rather than the constant denial on the part of professional liars and disinformation agents that regularly spout that there is no issue with racism in 2017 America.

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 06:10 AM
a reply to: Kettu

They might not.. if there names are Jaden Smith lol...

I think that ithe problem Is that “White privledge” isn’t is actually “black discrimination.”

I think that’s what provides the false arguments people use to pretend there is no institutional racism.

If your born in a trailer park your not gonna have a much easier time than your average black guy.

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 06:12 AM
a reply to: Gryphon66

Lol all of conservatism is based around unicorns, lol.

The left wing stereo type they push is so rare I have never met one...

It’s the same with people discriminated against for being white.. I’m sure it has happened, but I’ve never seen it happen..

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 06:28 AM

originally posted by: fleabit

I was ignored 2x today at Jiffy Lube. First I pulled up, waited, nobody came to help. I then went inside and waited, nobody came to help. I saw someone pull up outside and then i saw someone run to help him. I left.

Something similar happened at Walmart a while back. It was a black cashier ignoring white people, but when a black guy came up she was there in a sec.

It happens more than people think.

It happens more to minorities. Amazing people think it doesn't. And it must have been tragic to have a person ignoring you in Walmart. And you watched them ignore several white people and then help a black person? How dedicated of you to stand around waiting for that, to prove that white discrimination actually exists. Simply hilarious.

No. You are guessing/thinking it should happen more to minorities, but it doesn't. Especially since a lot of service type jobs are held by minorities. Therefore, logically, it would happen more to whites. It happens to me a lot. Daily. Kohl's is another place. I've stopped going to Kohl's because it happened so often there.

I've also seen and experienced, on many occasions, people coming in and asking for help (to me or other white people) when I don't work there. Black people in stores ask me for help all the time. Sometimes I wish I had my camera going.

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 06:51 AM
a reply to: Gryphon66

I make good money in IT. I see it. Where I work now we have a black guy in IT, he is good at his job, I'm surprised with his degree at the things he does not know, but he is still good. But not good enough to explain why , when he started, that they paid him almost 5 dollars more an hour than the other guy, who was in IT and had worked there years longer than the new guy. No proof that it was because he was black, but it was not because of his knowledge and he had no degree (he has one now).

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 08:11 AM
a reply to: Greven

If as you say I am wearing rose colored glasses, I could be forgiven for it as there are a lot of people wearing them these days. Ever wonder if you yourself might be?

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 09:26 AM
a reply to: openminded2011

Greven is the one with the glasses. How is a black guy who killed white cops equating to a white guy who killed white people. Plus all the info we are hearing about the Las Vegas shooter is making it sound like he is set up for being a patsy.

A couple weeks before the Las Vegas shooting a black guy walked into a church (white people) and shot 8 or 9 people, did you hear about it? Is it odd that they are still talking about Dylan Roof? Can you remember any of the black shooter's names? Did you know that 70% of mass shooting are done by blacks? Yet everyone thinks it's whites?

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 10:23 AM
From personal experience, I am Italian/German, so you can consider me what you would call "white".

My uncle scored higher on his placement test for the NY Sanitation about 20 years back, and a person that was of color that scored lower than him, who was a friend of my uncles, got job placement before they called my uncle. According to job placement, they draw candidates from a list based on their score on a test given by the sanitation department. But because of affirmative action, my uncle never got the job in sanitation.

Me personally, I'm 27 years old today. I remember living in a pretty crummy area when I was younger, with an even worse surrounding area. I also remember being starred at by groups of black teenagers as I passed through the streets of Jamaica, Queens late at night on the way or coming from my ex-girlfriends house. I was actually beaten up on 2 separate occasions and robbed at random by a groups of kids, both black teenagers, once in Hempstead, another predominately black neighborhood now. I can't remember a single time a black person was attacked like that in Bayside or Whitestone, Queens.

And I think it boils down to what the these communities are introduced to. 95% of the music in their community is about premarital sex, guns, drugs/alcohol & violence. I was brought up listening to Billy Joel, Nirvana, the Beatles...Not Gucci Man, Young Jeezy, 50 cent. But it doesn't stop there. After committing their lives to a life of crime, 1 out of 3 black men will end up in jail ( When that happens, the mother is left at home with a fatherless children. Then the state steps in. The lack of direction and leadership for young men becomes a vicious circle.

This was all before Trump was even worth a mention. It's just gotten worse since.

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 11:33 AM
a reply to: JoeGee

The story of your uncle reminded me of the story of Adam Carolla, when he wanted to be a fireman (all before he was famous). Carolla does this thing on white privilege and safe spaces. It is a good example. Some will say it is anecdotal, but when you get enough stories it is a pattern. Adam's is based on the hiring policy.

The video link was not working
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posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 11:44 AM

originally posted by: openminded2011
a reply to: Greven

If as you say I am wearing rose colored glasses, I could be forgiven for it as there are a lot of people wearing them these days. Ever wonder if you yourself might be?

Do go on and explain how I am.

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 12:10 PM
Anyone posted yet?

Video shows bystanders (a couple of non-whites, n-words, latinos whatever) taking photos of a blonde woman lying unconscious on a sidewalk after she was beaten by someone. # like this creates true racism IMO. I'm not racist until I don't see something like this

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 12:26 PM
a reply to: PapagiorgioCZ

I doubt it because it is retarded to pretend like that makes some point about everyone who is not white. ....

Pointing single incidents as proof of the disposition of everyone else in that group is whatever, isn’t just propaganda it’s most likely racist..

It’s not like 100% racist, but probably like 70% chance it’s racist..

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 12:30 PM
a reply to: JoeGee

Interesting story, but just know that you shouldnt fear what you dont fully understand although you seem to know about the situation. The music and culture in almost everything has been consumerized and pimped into a business and lacks any care for morality. Because having morals and values keep you from buying into all of the nonsense. But the sad thing at the end of the day is that the communities that are affected most by the negative cultural influences have little to no control over what is being repeated, however they do have the ability to monitor it. Whites who claim to be discriminated against are out of touch with reality. I feel the media wants to instill these false hate filled perceptions because some actually feel they are being infringed upon due to the blindness privalige has created. Now I understand if someone is throwing misinformed hatred at you, any humn being can be a victim of it. The wolves of this world always create division to take advantage of people. An ethnic man may take your job position you felt you had the right to have but know that is was more than likely a white executive who made this decision just to promote the image of fairness and equality to help branch and gain more clientel.

posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 12:34 PM
a reply to: Merlynn

If you have enough unbiased stories maybe.. but good luck with that when your witnesses are mad at being passed over for promotions lol...

It could be anything..

The black guy might have been cheaper, it could be a power play, a new administration wanting people loyal to them, they just didn’t like the more qualified person, Afraid the better person might take their job.

It’s kinda like taxes.. no matter how low they are they still suck.

No matter why you were passed over. It still sucks.

It’s like asking people if they thought they deserved their traffic ticket...

I bet 80% say no..

More than that, isn’t affermative action based on population???

For example if the local population is 20% black . They try and have 20% black employees right??

Well only 13% of the US is black. So that would mean AT MOST it would only be happens 10% of the time (assuming 3% are already black).

I don’t see how ten percent could be a systemic problem...

That means that 90% of the jobs are going to the person who “deserves” them.

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posted on Oct, 29 2017 @ 12:53 PM
a reply to: JoshuaCox

Yep, then it works. My white masculinity is kicking in at toxic levels. Conclusion - don't watch vids if you are a man.
I can imagine how a typical n-word feels while watching seventeenth vid of a brother killed or beaten by a white cop.

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