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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
Okay, discussions about "white privilege" and what that is or is not (or even if it's a thing) have been going on for a while now, and ATS is not immune--but what happens when you buy into the idea that it's actually a real thing? Well, apparently you make an ass out of yourself.
Enter birthday girl and real estate agent Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw:
A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” police said.
Her eyes glossy and bloodshot, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was slurring her words and a breathalyzer showed her blood-alcohol level at .18 percent, according to police in Bluffton, South Carolina.
But Cutshaw, 32, told the arresting officer she shouldn’t be jailed because she was a cheerleader, a dancer and a sorority girl who graduated from a “high accredited university.”
I mean, she gets an "A" for effort (and maybe "Aryan"), for sure. I mean, if you're going to play the white-privilege card, you might as well go all out, amirite?
“I asked what that had to do with anything?” wrote the officer, who also is white.
She replied, “You’re a cop, you should know what that means,” and, “You’re a cop, you should know based on the people that come in this room.”
I guess Mr. Ociffer isn't part of the privilege club yet, or else he should have known what that meant. Silly cop who is actually doing his job--get with the program, would ya?!
Anyhoo, so what did her assumed white privilege get her?
Cutshaw was jailed on charges including drunken driving, speeding and marijuana possession, based in part on her own statements.
Maybe we white folks can only flash that privilege card discreetly, or else it doesn't work? I don't know.
Here's a thought, though--just because a group of people say something is real, don't buy into it, and certainly don't try to use it as a defense to get out of drunk driving.
Mods, if this is not the proper forum, please move--it's the best spot that I could come up with considering the topic of "white privilege."
originally posted by: neo96
There is women privilege.
Women are more likely to get out of speeding tickets than men.
What the hell is a clean,thoroughbred white girl even mean?
She's fast in the biblical sense?