Originally posted by acmpnsfal
reply to post by SyphonX
No, you just don't realize the amount of privilege you have because you are white. You are oblivious to it because you have most likely are not often
in situations where you are the minority. Read over this
So much talk of white privelidge in this thread I decided to visit your link to see what I'm missing out on. Not much it seems! My rebuttal to these
points is in bold.
1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
Blacks or any race can too? As far as I know. No rules on who they may associate with. In fact I'm pretty sure most african americans hang out
exclusively with african americans.
2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me.
If this means what I think it does, no I can't avoid them.
3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can afford and in which I would want to live.
Pretty sure I can't and have been denied multiple times, my credit is not good enough yet. Being white doesn't give me a good credit score, however
there are many housing programs (some listed here www.ehow.com...) to help minorities.
4. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.
So teach your "brothas" in your area to be more neutral and pleasant? Hmm
5. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
Again, it's not the area you live in, but who lives there. Why are white people blamed for being more peaceful?
6. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.
I can read the front page of the newspaper here in my city too and see all races represnted, though certain races are usually not in a positive
light, by actions none other than their own.
7. When I am told about our national heritage or about "civilization," I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.
Really? When did this guy go to school? Never heard of black history month?
8. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race.
Really? I am white and went to a near all-white school but had to celebrate and make many projects for black history month and learn all about
african history even though the subject never interested or pertained to me at all.
10. I can be pretty sure of having my voice heard in a group in which I am the only member of my race.
Not true at all, good luck trying to get the Vietnamese I used to work with to understand what I was saying.
11. I can be casual about whether or not to listen to another person's voice in a group in which s/he is the only member of his/her race.
You never worked with Giselle, an African american woman I used to work with. If you din't listen to giselle you was getting it.
pt ii continued...
edit on 20-8-2012 by WP4YT because: (no reason given)