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The system disadvantages "working class" people, period.
Originally posted by SyphonX
reply to post by acmpnsfal
I'm privileged because I'm white? That's hilarious.
Where might I go to reap this most glorious reward?
I actually have been in situations where I was in the minority. The US Army for one, I've been in and around units that have more blacks than whites, for example. I've seen blacks promoted over whites in order to meet the segregation quota.
If I lived in Washington DC, where the Black population dominates by an estimated 50.7%, with "non-hispanic whites" at 38.4%.... Would I still be 'privileged'?
Originally posted by acmpnsfal
You are whether you want to believe it or not. You obviously reap the benefits without realizing it. Im a black male and have been in situations where I was privileged because I am male, which I did not realize until after I became aware of institutionalized sexism. In the US Army you were in situations where there were more blacks than whites, Ok, I can go with that. But you go on to say that more blacks were promoted in order to meet the segregation quota? Essentially saying none of the blacks who were promoted deserved it(check the link I provided this is in there lol). Even though there were more black people then white. Gotcha. I'm not even sure I believe that story though seeing as the army is mostly white. You don't live in Washington DC so bringing that up is pointless.edit on 7-8-2012 by acmpnsfal because: (no reason given)edit on 7-8-2012 by acmpnsfal because: (no reason given)
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
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
The problem here has nothing to do with race, color, poverty or any of the usual reasons thrown out for a failing school.
The problem is a product of aculture that has little or no respect or education, reading or intellectualism. It's the parent's fault there are failing schools because they expect the school to do all the teaching. Without the active support of parents most schools would find themselves with failing grades.
Originally posted by StumpDrummer
Had to comment on this..heres the solution!! build schools and send the kids that live closest to that school!! if its a failing school get rid of the teachers and staff !!even after tenure...tired of school systems being forced to keep bad teachers and staff due to some stupid rules and laws!!
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by Nite_wing
Modern day African Americans do not claim to be slaves. Modern day 20th generation Americans are still trying to claiming they are Irish though.
Originally posted by James1982
Originally posted by yadda333
Ahh yes--the new ATS!
Where white people come to complain
Why are you being such a racist?
You support a school district using race as a means to decide who can and cannot attend a certain school?
Personally I feel race should be totally left out of education, but evidently the government, and you, are under the impression it's OK to discriminate against white children.
And then you have the nerve to talk as if this is some sort of frivolous issue and say whites are just complaining.
If a black person started a thread talking about how a certain company didn't allow their black employees to hold certain positions, would you post and say "ATS, a place for black people to complain"
Would you go to that thread where the church was stopping a black couple from getting married and say "ATS, a place for black people to complain"
Better yet, if a white person were to post in those threads and say that, would you be OK with it? You think it would be allowed for someone to go into a thread where the subject is racism against minorities and say "ATS, a place for minorities to complain"
You evidently support discrimination, as long as it's directed towards whites. What a shame. I guess standing up for equality for ALL people is too much effort for you, and you only wish for equality for minorities.
Racism, discrimination, whatever you want to call it it's simply wrong, and it's wrong regardless of if it's directed towards Blacks, Whites, Asians, Hispanics, or any other race, culture, group, or anything else.
I'm against discrimination, you and some fellow people in this thread seem to love discrimination and support it fully, as long as it's directed towards whites. That's a shameful attitude to have, no better than the backwards redneck white racists that harp about blacks all the time.
edit on 7-8-2012 by James1982 because: (no reason given)
A good step to becoming successful would be to stop blaming others for your short comings...don't blame your failures on others successes.
It says "desegregation," but what it really means is that in order for all 3 schools to get passing grades next year, they have to homogenize the academic make up of the students. This could be interpreted lots of different ways, and any way that I might say it would sound racist, so I'll just refer to the letter itself and say that the "white" students are not allowed to transfer, because that would only exasperate the problem and make the failing school even worse and the passing schools even better. If they make the white kids stay put, and only allow the black kids to transfer, then apparently they hope that will make the school have a passing grade.
Originally posted by MoreThanTheSum
As an "African American", I actually prefer the term black when used to describe me, however that is second to what I most prefer--either simply MAN, which I am, or learn my name. That solves the "what to call people" problem quite handily. When I look at people, I honestly don't see white or black first. If we're going to be analytical, I see sex first, age, then I learn their name. It's a simple three step process. Without all this muddling that bringing race into it does.