Originally posted by acmpnsfal
You said all that and you still don't understand the concept of white privilege? Firstly, the US has no official language, some states do though. If
you wanted that bilingual job bad enough, you would have learned spanish, correct? See you have a choice here, lol. You can choose not to learn
spanish because its not relevant to your widely white world view. You don't have to learn about anyone's culture and if someone elses culture is
given some recognition its horrible "multiculturalism." In your mind, everyone has to adjust to your standards. Every other culture is pretty much
forced to learn about and function in white society. Do you see how this works now?
Come on, please don't play that game. America is an English speaking country and everybody knows it. I don't need it written down somewhere to know
this to be true. ALL children that go to school go to ENGLISH class. Many students also learn a second language in school, but it can be Spanish,
Japanese, German, or French (those are the main ones) But everybody learns English. Congress and the Senate speak English in their meetings. The
president addresses the nation in English. Almost all of our newspapers, magazines, and TV shows and commercials are in English.
What does English speaking have to do with being white? There are countless white countries that do NOT speak English. Speaking English in the USA is
not a "white" thing. It's an American thing. I'd expect a German, a Frenchman, or any other white person to speak English if they live in the
English is not MY standard, its the standard of THIS COUNTRY. I already stated how if I moved to another country I would absolutely learn their
customs and language. How in the world can you construe this as me thinking everyone should conform to my standards? And then even say such standards
are white standards? Trust me when I say there are plenty of black people who expect people who come to this country to learn English too.
Your not only twisting my words but your missing my point. The person who wrote the article say it's a white privilege thing to be able to remain
oblivious to the other cultures of the world without a negative impact in my own culture. This is NOT a white issue AT ALL. Black Americans are
totally ignorant of other world cultures, Asian Americans are completely ignorant of other world cultures, Hispanic Americans are completely ignorant
of other world cultures. So it has NOTHING to do with race at all. How is it a white privilege if blacks, asians, and hispanics enjoy the exact same
privilege of not knowing about other world cultures?
Please, please please explain to me how you think that a person not knowing about other world cultures is a white thing at ALL?
You also say every other culture is forced to live and learn white culture. Really? The person who wrote the article was talking about WORLD cultures.
The majority of which are Indians and Asians. They are hardly forced to live in white society. Go to India or China and it's not white society there
at all. Would I complain about being forced to live in Indian or Chinese culture? NO! Because I was the one that went to live there. I would
assimilate and join the culture.
You again twist my words, and not only that but actually fabricate them as well. When did I say learning about other people's cultures or giving them
recognition is "horrible multiculturalism"
There are minorities in this country just as completely ignorant of other cultures as whites are, so it's impossible for this to be white privilege.