Are Whites More Discriminated Against Than Blacks?

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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Good points and I agree. This a complex problem and I don't believe AA will solve anything by being the exact thing it wishes to eradicate. I think you are spot on about racism and its cycle, which at it's root is nothing but fear and ignorance. Chances are if you are racist it is not because of observed behavior or actions against, but rather something that is instilled in your childhood and reinforced by differences in culture which is automatically taken as a negative once the seed is implanted.




posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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I know in Australia, Aboriginals are given free healthcare, free education, pay no taxes, do not have to work, yet they have the highest crime percentageetc. While we white people have to pay for their centrelink, and they call us an equal country????
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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Black people only make up 12% of the USA.

Did everyone forget this?

Low income people get free or reduced cost college, it isn't dependent on race.

Unless you're talking about private scholarships.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by purplemer
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omg this is like a super poor my syndrome.... really.......


I'm assuming you meant 'poor ME syndrome'.Funny you should say that because that's exactly what minorities in this country have done for years.Some still do...pot meet kettle.Personally,stay in school and get an education.Life is what you make of it.If you do nothing to better your living conditions except blame everyone else for it,what good is that?ANYONE of any race can make a better life for themselves.You just need to do it.As for the op as a white male I can't say I personally have been discriminated against.But it does happen.And if you believe it doesn't you need to get your head out of your rear end.(not you op,people in general)
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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• A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll found 44% of Americans surveyed identify discrimination against whites as being just as big as bigotry aimed at blacks and other minorities. The poll found 61% of those identifying with the Tea Party held that view, as did 56% of Republicans and 57% of white evangelicals.

• More colleges are offering courses in "Whiteness Studies" as white Americans cope with becoming what one commentator calls a "dispossessed majority group."

• A Texas group recently formed the "Former Majority Association for Equality" to offer college scholarships to needy white men. Colby Bohannan, the group's president, says white men don't have scholarship options available to minorities. "White males are definitely not a majority" anymore, he says.

• U.S. Census Bureau projections that whites will become a minority by 2050 are fueling fears that whiteness no longer represents the norm. This fear has been compounded by the recent recession, which hit whites hard.

edition.cnn.com...



With white no longer the norm, more white Americans are hitting the books to ask a question that few felt a need to ask before: What does it mean to be white? "Whiteness Studies" began popping up in a few isolated academic institutions in the 1990s.

Now such programs can be found in places such as the University of Wisconsin and the University of Utah. These courses examine what whiteness has meant during different periods of American history.

For many decades, white people saw themselves as individuals, not as members of a race, says Matt Wray, a sociologist at Temple University in Pennsylvania, who writes books about white studies.

edition.cnn.com...


With the push for the rights of minorities, I am now much more aware of my race than I was before.

Its the double standards that worry me.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by Chewingonmushrooms

Who runs the world? Who, in most cases, are at the heads of corporations, secret societies etc..? It sure isn't brown, black or yellow people.


You want to get with the times.

The last time I checked we had a chap called Obama in the White House.

Here he is bowing to the President of China


Here he is bowing to the King of Saudi


Here he is bowing to the Emperor of Japan




Originally posted by Chewingonmushrooms
if you had a chance to reincarnate into any race what race would you chose?


I would quite like to come back as a hot Asian chick. Maybe a Japanese or Korean one.

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..and one more that says it all.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
Being an Hispanic male I can tell that I've been discriminated against more than once in my life time by both whitie and blackie.
I was always man enough, always took it in stride, made the most of it and it always worked out for the better in the long run. Not once did I ever cry about it, feel sorry for myself nor did I ever whine like a baby.

But in my unbiased observation in what goes on between whites and blacks, I can honestly say that yes, whites really are being discriminated against now, more so than blacks.


Please lol I live in California and you guys find ways to discriminate against white and black people all the time. Ever walked into a place that requires someone to be bilingual in English and Spanish 99.9 percent of the employees are Hispanic Its their way around illegal hiring laws.And there are countless programs for people of Hispanics decent. Now how many programs are for just white people only? Anyone have anything? Yeah thats what I thought. Get real buddy



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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What do you guys think, white people get discriminated by cops more or minorities



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by DuecesxGeneral
What do you guys think, white people get discriminated by cops more or minorities


Historically whatever group at the time was hated was discriminated against by the cops. That included all the whites from Europe that weren't welcomed, irish, italians, etc,etc.

I think using cops is a bad example as they have a history of abusing anyone they can.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by DuecesxGeneral
What do you guys think, white people get discriminated by cops more or minorities


you might want to look up definition of minorities in the dictionary. In some areas whites are the minorities.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by DuecesxGeneral
What do you guys think, white people get discriminated by cops more or minorities


Blacks are greatly over represented in prison while Hispanics are slightly under represented.


Blacks accounted for 39.4% of the prison and jail population in 2009.

Hispanics (of all races) were 15.9% of those incarcerated in 2009. Hispanics comprised 16.3% of the US population according to the 2010 US census

en.wikipedia.org...


Does this mean that the police are discriminating against blacks but not Hispanics?

Or does it just mean, for what ever reason, blacks commit more crimes?



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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This is an interesting question.I've been in neighborhoods that were mostly minority and I've been pulled over and NEVER got a ticket.Meaning they used the typical excuse to pull me over : You had a tail light out,etc.Every time this has happened it was usually a black/hispanic cop.Years ago when I lived in New Jersey I used to take a friend of mine to work in Camden.Now,if you know anything about it you know it's mostly black/hispanic.I'd get pulled over atleast once a week there.They assumed a white male in Camden was there to buy drugs.Don't think minorities are the only ones hassled by police.It happens to white people too,especially when you're in what they consider "their" neighborhoods.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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I'm of the belief that whites get more upset the more ground is made toward true equality. (I'm white, btw). It seems to me they are equating discrimination with losing an advantage and special treatment.

Just like men think women are trying to take over the world (purposeful hyperbole) the more they make steps toward gaining true equality.

Even some christians think they are being persecuted the more people are accepting of other faiths.

So basically, the people who have consistently ruled the world, white Christian males, claim they are being persecuted, treated unfairly and discriminated against. Regardless of the fact that data routinely shows they have a leg up on everyone else.

Not to mention those who believe this are typically the same people to dexry claims of discrimination against minorities and women as "too PC" and then claim it is really THEY who are discriminated against. Whatever....



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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"I'm of the belief that whites get more upset the more ground is made toward true equality. (I'm white, btw). It seems to me they are equating discrimination with losing an advantage and special treatment"

No,I think you meant to say racists get more upset towards true equality.That's peddling the belief that all whites are racist.Which we are not.Everyone of my friends,family,etc does not think that way.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:34 PM
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I've seen this first hand. A single black mother with 1 child can get foodstamps the first try, while a single white mother gets denied 3-4 times before she gets aid. You tell me?

This happened to a woman i was dating in my mid 20's. Is there racial profiling going on? Bet your ass there is.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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I apologize. I did not mean to generalize. I was going witt the tone of the OP's excerpt. Of course i dont think all whites think that way. I'M WHITE.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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I would quite like to come back as a hot Asian chick. Maybe a Japanese or Korean one.


Enjoy the crooked teeth and being vertically challenged.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by nunya13
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I apologize. I did not mean to generalize. I was going witt the tone of the OP's excerpt. Of course i dont think all whites think that way. I'M WHITE.


Yes I know you are white which is why I'm surprised you said what you did.Surely you don't believe all of us are racist right?You're probably like me and have many friends and family who do not think that way.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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with crap like this San Antonio prep hoops fans accused of racism over ‘USA, USA’ chant we are all racist. hell we can't even say USA in America. lol
MAYBE we should go replace the flag at the Alamo.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by nunya13
I'm of the belief that whites get more upset the more ground is made toward true equality. (I'm white, btw). It seems to me they are equating discrimination with losing an advantage and special treatment.


I wish I knew what this 'advantage and special treatment' was that apparently I am losing.

Perhaps you can explain?





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