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Union Scribe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 12:17 AM
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90. Yes, you pretty much did.
If you wanted to write a different list of priveleges, go for it. But you decided that this one was able to be juxtaposed over religion, which has some problems as I pointed out.
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  -Hey kids, it's a white privilege checklist! kpete  Dec-13-10 11:25 AM   #0 
  - and don't forget the biggest one of all  hfojvt   Dec-13-10 11:27 AM   #1 
  - That isn't any advantage  tavalon   Dec-13-10 11:32 AM   #3 
  - Hell yeah it is...time n-half or double time?  snooper2   Dec-14-10 10:14 AM   #99 
  - if you mean finding the doll your child wants in his/her race  Motown_Johnny   Dec-13-10 11:37 AM   #5 
  - of course you will  hfojvt   Dec-13-10 11:45 AM   #6 
     - sure, I see asian and middle eastern barbie dolls in the stores all the time  Motown_Johnny   Dec-13-10 09:51 PM   #70 
        - Mattel's current Black Label Basic line of  Norrin Radd   Dec-14-10 02:18 AM   #93 
  - But Santa was born in Turkey. They insist he was a Greek, but it doesn't add up.  Raschel   Dec-13-10 12:09 PM   #12 
  - what color are Turks? eom  yawnmaster   Dec-13-10 12:27 PM   #17 
  - Anatolia was a Greek space for a very long time  RZM   Dec-13-10 12:49 PM   #26 
     - Remember the bit...  badgerpup   Dec-13-10 01:17 PM   #33 
        - Never saw it, actually  RZM   Dec-13-10 01:22 PM   #38 
  - Yeah-just got 20 inches of it.  Scruffy1   Dec-13-10 12:46 PM   #25 
  - Don't forget White Jesus. Who is somehow blonde haired and blue eyed despite being born Jewish.  Erose999   Dec-16-10 03:01 PM   #125 
  - I only get some of those  tavalon   Dec-13-10 11:31 AM   #2 
  - I'm white, too, & yes, #2 is definitely more true for white men than white women,  CrispyQ   Dec-13-10 04:03 PM   #51 
  - It's the White Knapsack. This is a great reminder. So many well intentioned folks are oblivious to  jtown1123   Dec-13-10 11:33 AM   #4 
  - heck, I didn't read it until DU  hfojvt   Dec-13-10 11:47 AM   #9 
  - Actually I have found that the number 20 isn't necessarily true  Drale   Dec-13-10 11:45 AM   #7 
  - All of the generals that I took had White teachers except for one.  Raschel   Dec-13-10 12:19 PM   #14 
  - I've had several who where not white  Drale   Dec-13-10 12:30 PM   #18 
     - Well I didn't so your statement that #20 is not necessarily true fails. That's just YOUR experience.  Raschel   Dec-13-10 03:48 PM   #48 
  - Wish we could put more than one on the "arguably not true" list  jtrockville   Dec-13-10 12:31 PM   #19 
  - I've seen this list before  RZM   Dec-13-10 11:46 AM   #8 
  - Which ones do you find strange?  jtown1123   Dec-13-10 12:35 PM   #22 
     - My issue is this  RZM   Dec-13-10 01:01 PM   #29 
        - Look up the data from the bureau of statistics. You will find  Fire1   Dec-13-10 01:47 PM   #45 
        - Yes I know  RZM   Dec-13-10 01:51 PM   #46 
        - please, consider this...  bliss_eternal   Dec-15-10 01:50 AM   #119 
  - KnR  Duncan Grant   Dec-13-10 11:51 AM   #10 
  - I love these threads.  Bunny   Dec-13-10 11:59 AM   #11 
  - One problem with this list . . .  RZM   Dec-13-10 12:24 PM   #16 
  - Your sig pic is the cutest thing I've seen today. Does it mean something in particular?  Number23   Dec-13-10 11:50 PM   #86 
  - If you're a teen male you can run down the block w/o people thinking you just did  Raschel   Dec-13-10 12:15 PM   #13 
  - You can take your little boy to see santa and he'll give him a hug and treat him like an  Raschel   Dec-13-10 12:24 PM   #15 
  - If it makes you feel better, I am white and Santa high-fived my son, too.  Nye Bevan   Dec-13-10 09:22 PM   #68 
  - How about...  butterfly77   Dec-13-10 12:32 PM   #20 
  - That goes far deeper than race in America  RZM   Dec-13-10 01:08 PM   #30 
  - If your origin was a place near the Arctic Circle with long winter nights  Gaedel   Dec-13-10 07:27 PM   #67 
  - How about  laugle   Dec-13-10 10:31 PM   #81 
  - Although races don't exist, most of those apply to me if the word "race" is replaced with  ZombieHorde   Dec-13-10 12:35 PM   #21 
  - Why is "arranging to be in the company of my race most of the time" a "privilege"?  Nye Bevan   Dec-13-10 12:44 PM   #23 
  - Glad I'm not the only one who saw that  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-13-10 01:13 PM   #31 
     - People often prefer to be with their own  RZM   Dec-13-10 01:24 PM   #39 
     - Well, the implication is.....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-13-10 01:30 PM   #40 
        - People arrange to be with their own every damn day  RZM   Dec-13-10 01:38 PM   #43 
        - niether have I *puts finger to nose and winks*  HEyHEY   Dec-13-10 10:19 PM   #76 
     - Seriously people? The expectation of being around people who understand  jtown1123   Dec-14-10 03:05 PM   #108 
        - why would they recognize it...?  bliss_eternal   Dec-15-10 01:36 AM   #117 
  - 21. I can watch the President on TV and he is the same race as me.  Nye Bevan   Dec-13-10 12:45 PM   #24 
  - Well, actually, that's true....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-13-10 01:15 PM   #32 
  - I have a serious issue with #17! I purchased some band aids at Walgreens, and could not  jillan   Dec-13-10 12:55 PM   #27 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-13-10 01:00 PM   #28 
  - It's not an either/or thing. Really, "whine list"? Shame on you.  Matariki   Dec-13-10 07:07 PM   #64 
     - What would you call item #1,  darkstar3   Dec-13-10 07:19 PM   #66 
  - They don't sell music of "other" races in stores anymore?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-13-10 01:18 PM   #34 
  - .  cleanhippie   Dec-13-10 01:18 PM   #35 
  - .  cleanhippie   Dec-13-10 01:20 PM   #36 
  - This could easily be a CHRISTIAN privilege checklist too!  cleanhippie   Dec-13-10 01:21 PM   #37 
  - How so?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-13-10 01:32 PM   #41 
  - You dont think that for most of those items, one could easily replace "white" privilege with  cleanhippie   Dec-13-10 03:10 PM   #47 
     - There is a correlation between ALL forms of privilege.  superduperfarleft   Dec-13-10 03:53 PM   #50 
     - So you agree with my point then?  cleanhippie   Dec-13-10 04:04 PM   #52 
        - Peggy McIntosh was one of the first to write a list like this, that's why.  superduperfarleft   Dec-13-10 04:07 PM   #53 
           - Thanks. And on your last point, we totally agree.  cleanhippie   Dec-13-10 04:23 PM   #55 
     - No, not really  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-13-10 06:54 PM   #62 
        - Ever been in a large group setting...  cleanhippie   Dec-13-10 11:48 PM   #85 
           - No  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-14-10 10:09 AM   #98 
              - Then you need to get out more, I guess.  cleanhippie   Dec-14-10 10:28 AM   #100 
                 - I just see people who use terms like "I was saved".....  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-14-10 11:04 AM   #101 
                    - No, I would not.  cleanhippie   Dec-14-10 02:00 PM   #104 
                       - Oh, even if they were Hindu or Muslim?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-14-10 02:36 PM   #105 
                          - Of course.  cleanhippie   Dec-14-10 02:52 PM   #106 
  - .  superduperfarleft   Dec-13-10 03:53 PM   #49 
  - Cops can tell if they're pulling over a christian?  Union Scribe   Dec-13-10 06:39 PM   #61 
     - Did I say that?  cleanhippie   Dec-13-10 11:50 PM   #87 
        - Yes, you pretty much did.  Union Scribe   Dec-14-10 12:17 AM   #90 
           - No, I explicitly did not.  cleanhippie   Dec-14-10 09:30 AM   #97 
              - You say to-mat-o, but whatever.  Union Scribe   Dec-14-10 05:36 PM   #112 
  - Change "Race" to "Class" and even if white, you can still forget many of those things... especially  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 01:34 PM   #42 
  - Completely untrue.  superduperfarleft   Dec-13-10 01:45 PM   #44 
     - Yes, thank you. A voice of reason on this insane thread.  jtown1123   Dec-14-10 03:11 PM   #111 
  - I found that quite a few of them could be changed  pipi_k   Dec-13-10 04:15 PM   #54 
  - A lot of these are because America is 80% white. It's simple demographics. nt  Liquorice   Dec-13-10 04:41 PM   #56 
  - Ssssh....  Cid_B   Dec-13-10 10:14 PM   #74 
  - sooooo....  bliss_eternal   Dec-15-10 01:54 AM   #121 
     - When you are the minority in a given country, any country, you can expect  Liquorice   Dec-15-10 02:18 AM   #122 
        - perhaps...  bliss_eternal   Dec-15-10 10:27 AM   #124 
  - K&R..  walldude   Dec-13-10 04:43 PM   #57 
  - A more accurate way to describe this list would be to add the word "unearned" before privilege.  JackBeck   Dec-13-10 04:57 PM   #58 
  - lol...  bliss_eternal   Dec-15-10 01:38 AM   #118 
  - Hmm, disagree.  Pavulon   Dec-13-10 04:59 PM   #59 
  - It's unfortunate to see someone say that they "IGNORE race".  JackBeck   Dec-14-10 01:25 AM   #92 
     - one of the reasons I joined du...  bliss_eternal   Dec-15-10 01:11 AM   #114 
  - dupe  Pavulon   Dec-13-10 05:00 PM   #60 
  - I click on these threads just to see who turns magenta.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-13-10 06:58 PM   #63 
  - lol.  bliss_eternal   Dec-15-10 01:15 AM   #115 
  - I understand and accept  darkstar3   Dec-13-10 07:17 PM   #65 
  - I think white people have made amazing strides to overcome their own prejiduces  HEyHEY   Dec-13-10 09:48 PM   #69 
  - I didn't find a great selection of black dolls at the stores  Skittles   Dec-13-10 09:52 PM   #71 
  - I'm white and I have a political problem with white people where I live.  Manifestor_of_Light   Dec-13-10 09:58 PM   #72 
  - The first half of #6 doesn't make sense  toddaa   Dec-13-10 10:08 PM   #73 
  - Not only that, if I walk into any clothing store or something, they're all playing hip hop  HEyHEY   Dec-13-10 10:17 PM   #75 
  - 20+ years ago whe this came out  dana_b   Dec-14-10 12:12 AM   #89 
  - AA artists were HUGE in 1988. Anita Baker, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston...  Romulox   Dec-14-10 11:31 AM   #103 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-15-10 01:16 AM   #116 
  - The local everything store here...  Cid_B   Dec-13-10 10:26 PM   #77 
  - I don't live "here" and I'd kill for blood pudding  toddaa   Dec-13-10 10:37 PM   #82 
  - As a white guy, I've noticed that one from when it's not true  Recursion   Dec-14-10 02:55 PM   #107 
  - The real issue is class, not race. Racism is just a specific expression of classism.  begin_within   Dec-13-10 10:26 PM   #78 
  - Half agree  Capitalocracy   Dec-13-10 10:29 PM   #80 
  - Just to clarify...  JackBeck   Dec-14-10 12:56 AM   #91 
  - It's certainly closer to the experience of a poor person of color than it is to an affluent person  slackmaster   Dec-14-10 09:11 AM   #96 
     - Poor people of color have even more barriers in place that have been institutionalized,  JackBeck   Dec-14-10 05:50 PM   #113 
  - Generally people who propagate lists such as these are openly HOSTILE to discussions of class  Romulox   Dec-14-10 11:06 AM   #102 
  - In my day-to-day life...  Chan790   Dec-13-10 10:27 PM   #79 
  - that list is more than 20 years old, but remains relevant  fishwax   Dec-13-10 10:42 PM   #83 
  - "generally inspire a ton of defensive responses."  Number23   Dec-13-10 11:54 PM   #88 
  - like clockwork  fishwax   Dec-14-10 03:18 AM   #94 
  - Thanks for pointing that out. I am seriously appalled at the defensive responses.  jtown1123   Dec-14-10 03:10 PM   #110 
  - None of those items look like "privileges" to me.  slackmaster   Dec-13-10 10:51 PM   #84 
  - I'm sorry, but this sounds like bullshit, for the most part.  Spider Jerusalem   Dec-14-10 04:04 AM   #95 
  - I am seriously disappointed in DU. The responses to this post clearly solidify white privilege is  jtown1123   Dec-14-10 03:08 PM   #109 
  - I have read all the remarks on this thread, up to this point.  Behind the Aegis   Dec-15-10 01:52 AM   #120 
  - Shame almost nothing on that list is susceptible to legislative change.  burning rain   Dec-15-10 02:59 AM   #123 
 

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