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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-17-09 04:13 PM
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70. that's certainly been my experience.
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  -Is it possible for a white male to be discriminated against leftofthedial  Jul-17-09 10:45 AM   #0 
  - It is possible for one white male to be discriminated against  Cant trust em   Jul-17-09 10:46 AM   #1 
  - Please explain: "in terms of systematic discrimination, no"  Romulox   Jul-17-09 10:48 AM   #3 
     - I think he means that in America, Whites and White Males have most of the power.  el_bryanto   Jul-17-09 11:02 AM   #14 
        - Right. But does it follow that it's somehow OK to discriminate against certain persons  Romulox   Jul-17-09 11:08 AM   #17 
           - No of course it's not ok; it's just not a societal problem  el_bryanto   Jul-17-09 11:11 AM   #20 
              - I don't think you acknowledge that discrimination is wrong on one hand,  Romulox   Jul-17-09 11:22 AM   #24 
                 - So you think that white males are the ones who have it rough in our society?  el_bryanto   Jul-17-09 11:38 AM   #30 
                 - I think the lower classes are the ones who have it rough, full stop.  Romulox   Jul-17-09 11:42 AM   #32 
                    - I think it's a combination of the two  el_bryanto   Jul-17-09 11:57 AM   #35 
                    - I largely agree with you.  Romulox   Jul-17-09 12:04 PM   #38 
                    - Of course, a poor white can educate himself out of being poor,  RaleighNCDUer   Jul-17-09 12:07 PM   #39 
                       - Your argument is a variation of the "bootstraps" argument, no?  Romulox   Jul-17-09 12:14 PM   #42 
                       - Exceptional individuals can often overcome their backgrounds -  RaleighNCDUer   Jul-17-09 12:42 PM   #51 
                       - Both of the lower income men will be discriminated against on the basis of class all of their lives.  Romulox   Jul-17-09 12:51 PM   #56 
                       - As someone who lives in New Haven, home of Yale U., I agree with you completely.  CTyankee   Jul-17-09 07:08 PM   #74 
                       - Exactly  KatyMan   Jul-17-09 12:16 PM   #45 
                 - Exactly.  kiva   Jul-17-09 11:43 AM   #33 
  - Yes it is...  BolivarianHero   Jul-17-09 10:47 AM   #2 
  - You have never lived in Hawai'i  arcadian   Jul-17-09 11:13 AM   #22 
  - Of course  plcdude   Jul-17-09 10:48 AM   #4 
  - I know I have  guitar man   Jul-17-09 11:23 AM   #25 
  - Yes, because the percentage of white males who are incarcerated against those not...  valerief   Jul-17-09 10:50 AM   #5 
  - It's acceptable to discriminate against white males in our society, especially if blue collar  Romulox   Jul-17-09 10:51 AM   #6 
  - I don't care how poor you are. Being white gives you higher social status.  dolphindance   Jul-17-09 11:38 AM   #31 
  - I don't care what color you are. Being rich trumps all else in the USA.  Romulox   Jul-17-09 11:45 AM   #34 
  - :-)  leftofthedial   Jul-17-09 03:55 PM   #63 
  - Yes, at my last place of employment we preferred to hire women. n/t  Gwendolyn   Jul-17-09 10:52 AM   #7 
  - *looks at calendar* Is today "national ask a stupid question day"? n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-17-09 10:56 AM   #8 
  - No. That day is election day.  Cant trust em   Jul-17-09 11:00 AM   #13 
  - Considering the "yes" and "no" answers are about equally divided,  leftofthedial   Jul-17-09 09:43 PM   #76 
     - Anyone who believes that it is impossible to discriminate against white men  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-18-09 10:48 AM   #82 
        - and now you know that, indeed, *many* "liberals" believe exactly that  leftofthedial   Jul-18-09 11:45 PM   #83 
  - Yes but it depends on the situation.  Avalux   Jul-17-09 10:56 AM   #9 
  - It is if you believe that there is a serious problem  kiva   Jul-17-09 10:56 AM   #10 
  - In politics Perception is reality. Large groups of Americans would  OHdem10   Jul-17-09 10:56 AM   #11 
  - Possible, sure.  SidneyCarton   Jul-17-09 10:59 AM   #12 
  - Only in extremely limited, fringe situations.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-17-09 11:02 AM   #15 
  - In the Jim Crow south, the only thing lower than a "n_____" was ...  TahitiNut   Jul-17-09 11:05 AM   #16 
  - CORE...just to vote, just to vote.  Peacetrain   Jul-17-09 11:19 AM   #23 
     - Yup. It happened the same week I left the "Heart of Dixie" to move back north.  TahitiNut   Jul-17-09 11:30 AM   #28 
        - If I sit and look back, and stay too long in that memory.  Peacetrain   Jul-17-09 12:44 PM   #54 
  - Absolutely. It's possible for anyone to be discriminated against  MADem   Jul-17-09 11:08 AM   #18 
  - Any human can be discriminated against for a myriad of reasons (excuses).  Palin delenda est   Jul-17-09 11:11 AM   #19 
  - Sure, but it's not institutionalized.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-17-09 11:13 AM   #21 
  - Yes.  Iggo   Jul-17-09 11:26 AM   #26 
  - Of course it is. It's possible for anyone to be discriminated against.  TexasObserver   Jul-17-09 11:28 AM   #27 
  - Of Course  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-17-09 11:32 AM   #29 
  - Individuals can discriminate against individuals  noamnety   Jul-17-09 11:59 AM   #36 
  - In my opinion, yes. nt  I Have A Dream   Jul-17-09 11:59 AM   #37 
  - Of course it is.  Deja Q   Jul-17-09 12:09 PM   #40 
  - Sure.  Orsino   Jul-17-09 12:11 PM   #41 
  - Assuming the ACTUAL history of the ACTUAL country? Or some fantasy history?  BlooInBloo   Jul-17-09 12:14 PM   #43 
  - We live in the present day, not in history. The question is phrased in the present tense. nt  Romulox   Jul-17-09 01:16 PM   #57 
     - Ah - so the fantasy history of NO history. Genius... Then sure...  BlooInBloo   Jul-17-09 01:27 PM   #60 
        - History must NEVER be disregarded, but it is not an excuse.  Romulox   Jul-17-09 01:33 PM   #61 
        - They're working on that fantasy history right now:  noamnety   Jul-17-09 11:19 PM   #81 
  - Not a legitimate question.  moondust   Jul-17-09 12:16 PM   #44 
  - It is a hit and run posting.  TexasObserver   Jul-17-09 12:34 PM   #48 
     - The OP has over 1000 posts. I highly doubt he's going to now run away from the forum.  Bonn1997   Jul-17-09 12:40 PM   #50 
        - A "hit and run posting" is starting a flamebait stink bomb, then leaving the scene.  TexasObserver   Jul-17-09 12:48 PM   #55 
           - interruptions happen in life.  leftofthedial   Jul-17-09 04:01 PM   #66 
              - Okey Dokey, if that's your story.  TexasObserver   Jul-17-09 06:59 PM   #71 
                 - That's magnanimous of you!  leftofthedial   Jul-17-09 11:14 PM   #78 
                    - You're welcome.  TexasObserver   Jul-17-09 11:17 PM   #80 
  - Yes,  proteus_lives   Jul-17-09 12:28 PM   #46 
  - I suppose it's possible in very specific situations...  LeftishBrit   Jul-17-09 12:33 PM   #47 
  - Anyone can be discriminated against. What's the topic? Athletics? A job where empathy is important?  Bonn1997   Jul-17-09 12:38 PM   #49 
  - Theoretically, yes. nt  anonymous171   Jul-17-09 12:43 PM   #52 
  - Sure, but being discriminated against for age is a much bigger problem  slackmaster   Jul-17-09 12:44 PM   #53 
  - The number one basis for discriminating against a person in the US is $$$  Romulox   Jul-17-09 01:18 PM   #58 
  - ABSOLUTELY true.  leftofthedial   Jul-17-09 04:05 PM   #68 
  - that's certainly been my experience.  leftofthedial   Jul-17-09 04:13 PM   #70 
  - White male non-veterans have no legal preferences  FarCenter   Jul-17-09 01:19 PM   #59 
  - ooof.  noamnety   Jul-17-09 07:03 PM   #73 
  - No.  Xenotime   Jul-17-09 01:35 PM   #62 
  - Not in our country.  undeterred   Jul-17-09 03:59 PM   #64 
  - YES! If you want an example, go to any family court-room in America. NT  aaaaaa5a   Jul-17-09 04:01 PM   #65 
  - IMO, it is possible for ANYONE to be discriminated against. n/t  Hepburn   Jul-17-09 04:03 PM   #67 
  - Duh!  lunatica   Jul-17-09 04:06 PM   #69 
  - Yes anyone can be.  heppcatt   Jul-17-09 07:02 PM   #72 
  - its possible for discrimination to happen to anyone  lexanman   Jul-17-09 07:10 PM   #75 
  - I think a guy won a lawsuit against Hooters awhile back.  rucky   Jul-17-09 09:44 PM   #77 
  - Yes on both accounts. nt  Liquorice   Jul-17-09 11:17 PM   #79 
 

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