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Sun Jan 21, 2018, 07:39 PM

Dont all white Americans benefit to one degree or another from white privilege?

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If so, and if that privilege, no matter how big or small, is a by product of institutional racism...then...

Isnt racism a problem ALL white Americans must address?

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Reply Dont all white Americans benefit to one degree or another from white privilege? (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2018 OP
FarPoint Jan 2018 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2018 #4
FarPoint Jan 2018 #11
kwassa Jan 2018 #12
pnwmom Feb 2018 #14
Kajun Gal Jan 2018 #2
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2018 #3
Kajun Gal Jan 2018 #9
Kajun Gal Jan 2018 #10
leftofcool Jan 2018 #5
laserhaas Jan 2018 #6
sinkingfeeling Jan 2018 #7
handmade34 Jan 2018 #8
JI7 Jan 2018 #13
ismnotwasm Feb 2018 #15
brer cat Feb 2018 #16

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 07:41 PM

1. I never focused on that... beyond my control.

I do and always defended, supported equal rights for all....

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 08:14 PM

4. White people dont have to focus on it, black people do.

It focuses on them, doesnt it.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 09:07 AM

11. Sure they do...white people have social/ cultural barriers as well.

Get your stereotype head out of the sand.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 08:38 PM

12. They do?

Um, who is stereotyping?

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 12:11 AM

14. White people have social/cultural barriers, but they don't have the ADDITIONAL

complication caused by being a disfavored race in America.

For example, a black physician is more likely to be stopped in a random traffic stop than a white physician. Black physicians have to give their kids "the talk." White physicians don't.

There isn't a level of success at which black people are as secure as white people.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-stanford-minority-drive-disparties-20170619-story.html

Researchers from Stanford's Computational Journalism Lab and the School of Engineering found that black drivers are generally stopped at a higher rate than white motorists, and Latinos are stopped at a similar or lower rate than whites, after adjusting for age, gender, time and location.

After being stopped, black and Latino drivers are ticketed, searched and arrested more often than whites. For example, when pulled over for speeding, black drivers are 20% more likely than whites and Latino drivers 30% more likely than whites to be ticketed. Black and Latino drivers are about twice as likely to be searched compared with whites.


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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 08:14 PM

3. I might misunderstand your response. What are you saying no to?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 08:24 PM

5. Of course we do.

And that goes for every white person in every country. Racism must be addressed by all white people, especially in the US.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 08:56 PM

6. Just a few years ago, hundreds here, would've said yes.

 

Pshaw!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 08:58 PM

7. Yes, we do. Even if we may not be conscious of it.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sun Jan 21, 2018, 09:24 PM

8. yes and yes....

race is a social and political construct and it's time to confront that


Confronting it is like trying to ask fish to confront water. Or an entrepreneur to confront the damage and inequality that is a necessary consequence of unfettered capitalism. Too often, the response is a personal one. We rationalise a defense on the basis of personal experience. Say something like I worked really hard to be where I am.
https://goodmenproject.com/guy-talk/how-travel-made-me-confront-white-privilege/




http://wapo.st/2apLb5t


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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 04:15 AM

13. Trump is the biggest example of White Privilege, and particularly, White Male Hetero Christian

privilege.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:17 PM

15. Yes.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 04:59 PM

16. Yes.

K&R

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