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originally posted by: magnetik
people are really slow if they dismiss or dont understand white privilage. I wonder why so many other white people get it. Even proud racist and bigots acknowledge it
Yeah, well I'm a blue eyed blonde haired male... Basically as "white as they come, and I can assure you I've never been given the courtesy of this "white privilege" BS that people are always talking about.
He goes on to accuse the cops of being racist because "a black man arrested me for being white."
TMZ broke the story, Shia was arrested for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction and was out of control when he was arrested and taken to the station for booking.
When he was in the police car en route to the slammer, he told a black officer he was out of line for arresting a white man who simply asked for a cigarette.
I’m a 16-year-old blond,” [Judge M. William] Boller read to Schumaker in a now-viral video. “Probably all I have to do is cry, and they’re going to feel sorry for me,” Schumaker told [his mother,] referring to the jury.” At the sentencing hearing,
We agree with defendant, however, that the sentence imposed is unduly harsh and severe in light of defendant’s youth and lack of parental guidance, his lack of prior criminal convictions, and his mental health issues. Thus, we modify the judgment by reducing the sentence, as a matter of discretion in the interest of justice (see CPL 470.156), to an indeterminate term of incarceration of 18 years to life.
originally posted by: Echo007
It has nothing to do with "white privilege" at all. It's just a drunk person trying to get out of a ticket. Go ask a cop how many times people have said "i'm this or that" to try and get out of a ticket.
originally posted by: Spider879
It doesn't matter if it works or not, drunk or not it is the expectation that it could work, and this attitude of privilege runs deep in American social history.
Origin of the phrase "free, white, and twenty-one"?