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The white privellege lie.

By Fucking White Male   2016 Jul 13, 11:58pm   2 links   5,542 views   52 comments   watch (2)   quote      

Both sides of my family arrived in the US post 1900, from oppressive conditions in Europe. One side literally starving in Germany in the aftermath of WWI, one side fleeing religious persecution from the Czar in Russia.

Nobody had money enough other than to make the trip. My Grandparents were children during these trips. No one from either side had finished school any higher than eight grade and that went for my grandparents once they were here. Everyone, all brothers, went through the depression and were in combat in WWII or Korea. One died on a naval ship in the Mediterranean, two had bad enough PTSD that they were functional cripples for the rest of their lives and never had a job beyond menial work nor had a relationship after that though one remained married in name.

My dad was the first to graduate college in his family...maybe even in his entire religious sect as they were somewhat Luddites. Both his sisters followed. After growing up in a tough neighborhood in a 2bd/1ba house(that's 6 people living in that 2bd/1ba house if you weren't counting. On my moms side things were better but still blue collar. Nobody got rich, though my grandparents were so frugal that they saved a surprising sum in their life. The first person graduated from that side of the family in the 70's. It wasn't until 2 years ago that the second one did.

But both me and my brother did. We grew upon a very ethnically diverse area in a suburb of Los Angeles. I'm finding it very hard to discern exactly our white privellege was or came from. I got to make more mistakes than most people, only because of my dad. None of it was anything to do with legal things...more bouncing around low end jobs during college. My brother didn't make those mistakes and actually completed college in a field he really didn't have a strong aptitude for. He just worked incredibly hard and that continued once he was in the work place. Again, not seeing how white privellege did anything.

I've worked for Asian, black, white, Latino, straight, gay, male, females bosses in my life. No one that I know of ever helped me due to my skin color. My first gov boss was black and was really hard on me. It wasn't due to skin color though...it was because I was a suburban born kid who was about to work in a tough area(like literally there were shootings while I was at some of my worksites). He needed me prepared and able to be aware of my surroundings and that wouldn't happen if he wasn't a hardass on me.

Again, what is this magical white privellege I have benefitted from?

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13   zzyzzx   2016 Jul 14, 7:31am     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Sharingmyintelligencewiththedumbasses says

.. but when the cops roll up, they don't treat you the same as they do a minority.

If whites resisted arrests like blacks do, whites would be shot just as often,

14   errc   2016 Jul 14, 7:46am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

If cops harassed and slaughtered whites like they do blacks, im sure they'd be less likely to heed the terrible advice of the UnAmerican LOSERS! Who suggest to just be polite to the oppression, and stand at ready with mouth open and well lubed, so you can SUCK OFF every cop that crosses your path

15   NuttBoxer   2016 Jul 14, 9:13am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

So called "white privilege" is a mixed bag at best. I've been pulled over after going to a bar and not even cited. I've also been locked in the back of a squad car for refusing to give an officer my social security number. I want to get off all the time, or I'm calling BS on this theory.

16   TwoScoopsMcGee   2016 Jul 14, 9:45am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Sharingmyintelligencewiththedumbasses says

privledge

Is this how you share intelligence with dumbasses?

17   Fucking White Male   2016 Jul 14, 10:38am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

BayArea says

Nobody denies that white people have struggles.

The point is that as a white person you don't have to worry about being denied housing because of the color of your skin, be racially profiled and pulled over by the police because of the color of your skin, be denied a job because of the color of your skin, etc...

You said you don't feel like your skin color ever helped you. Maybe that's true, but if you were black it may have hurt in this society.

In those terms, blacks certainly have it harder.

The housing thing...yes...though at least in Los Angeles, that discrimination almost always comes from other minority, foreign born, landlords. Thats unfortunate that if you are black you probably have to look harder to rent, though if you are middle class black and have a decent job, you won't get turned down to rent based on race, even with a racist landlord.

As to the other stuff....prove it.

18   komputodo   2016 Jul 14, 3:09pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

dodgerfanjohn says

Again, what is this magical white privellege I have benefitted from?

The privilege to work your ass off to support welfare jigs and still feel guilty about it.

19   CL   2016 Jul 14, 3:20pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

White privilege ensured that Euros would be in charge of Latin America for centuries, and that the indigenous peoples would be indentured servants. They had no access to education, enterprise, were unable to run for office, manage their own affairs, and were subject to torture and beatings.

Which is way different than the slavery, convict-lease programs (post slavery), the miscegenation laws, mass incarceration and completely disproportionate representation that blacks have received in this fair country. Right?

20   just any guy   2016 Jul 14, 4:28pm     ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Is it White privilege, or is it that Blacks are suffering from their own cultural problems? You don't see Asians suffering from "White privilege".

21   FortWayne   2016 Jul 14, 5:01pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Loser deadbeat blacks blame whites and Hispanics for their own failure, white privilege is just another term which they use to blame others for their own personal failures.

22   MMR   2016 Jul 14, 5:30pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

dodgerfanjohn says

that discrimination almost always comes from other minority, foreign born, landlords

Probably Asian or Jewish like Donald Sterling

23   MMR   2016 Jul 14, 5:38pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Quigley says

I think what we've seen here is that there is no help for poor disadvantaged white people

I think that, right there, sums up why the whole 'white privilege' is nothing more than a bullshit generalization. Poor disadvantaged, white people, in lots of parts of the US are living at almost a third-world level of existence.

I grew up around a bunch of chicanos and lower middle class/poor white people who thought my parents were stealing food out of their mouth, by "taking their jobs", jobs that their parents were unqualified for, no less.

On an unrelated note, NM is one of the few states in America where chicano culture predominates and being chicano is a badge of honor, even for those who are half-white with non-hispanic surnames.

24   MMR   2016 Jul 14, 5:42pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Sharingmyintelligencewiththedumbasses says

even if someone is rude to cops, it doesn't justify immediate death.

May not justify death, but difficult to argue that it is a stupid thing to do and that certain elements of society (poor uneducated whites, ghetto blacks and other ghetto dwellers) seem to be unable to grasp, usually due to lack of guidance/parenting.

25   BlueSardine   2016 Jul 14, 6:37pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Correct. It's the smell of the cookin....
if it's haggis or chitlins...just get the fuck outta my house!!!

Tenpoundbass says

It's not the color of the skin.

26   zzyzzx   2016 Jul 14, 6:42pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

This is what we are up against:

27   Fucking White Male   2016 Jul 14, 9:00pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

zzyzzx says

This is what we are up against:

I refuse to believe it. Theres no way someone can be that stupid.

28   Tenpoundbass   2016 Jul 14, 9:08pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

She will be another one that will be sucking on her exhaust pipe in her garage one day snap chatting it.

Narcissistic Bitch.

29   epitaph   2016 Jul 14, 9:14pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

zzyzzx says

This is what we are up against:

She was so open minded her brain fell out.

30   lostand confused   2016 Jul 14, 9:28pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Scary thing is that these types teach our next generation.

31   curious2   2016 Jul 14, 9:35pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

32   MMR   2016 Jul 14, 11:50pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

curious2 says

As I am not an Ivy League Director

Pretty sure you are more intelligent

33   BlueSardine   2016 Jul 15, 4:00am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

This could all be avoided if libbies would confess their sins more often...

dodgerfanjohn says

I refuse to believe it. Theres no way someone can be that stupid.

34   Rin   2016 Jul 15, 5:22am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ranina ranina says

Actually, it's good that she's not having kids because they'd be children of faculty and thus, have a huge advantage in Ivy admissions, over a regular white or Asian kid with better credentials but no faculty/alumni or rich family connections. This is a win for the average Joe or Jane out there.

I look forward to a day where Ivy school means merit and not a bunch of resume padding buffoons.

35   Tenpoundbass   2016 Jul 15, 6:13am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Her husband is probably Melisa Click and she left that part out.

36   TwoScoopsMcGee   2016 Jul 15, 7:49am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ranina ranina says

This could all be avoided if libbies would confess their sins more often...

Yup, PC is Left Wing Confession... Say 10 Blame Whiteys and an Ave Privilege.

37   zzyzzx   2016 Jul 15, 8:21am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Ranina ranina says

I refuse to believe it. Theres no way someone can be that stupid.

Yes, they really are THAT stupid. How do you think Obama got elected, TWICE???

Either that, or she is just saying that because she is extremely ugly and can't get laid.

38   just any guy   2016 Jul 15, 9:32am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Why don't we have Affirmative Action for sports? The NBA in 2015 was composed of 74.4 percent black players, 23.3 percent white players, 1.8 percent Latino players, and 0.2 percent Asian players.

39   Rin   2016 Jul 15, 12:01pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

just any guy says

Why don't we have Affirmative Action for sports? The NBA in 2015 was composed of 74.4 percent black players, 23.3 percent white players, 1.8 percent Latino players, and 0.2 percent Asian players.

We need to clone Larry Bird

http://patrick.net/Will+Larry+Bird%2C+forever+be+the+last+great+white+basketball+player%3F

Plus, Manu Ginobili is a fake Latino as his father was Italian, who'd moved to Argentina instead of Britain, Canada, or the US and thus, gets the geographic Latino nod.

40   Heraclitusstudent   2016 Jul 15, 1:17pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

zzyzzx says

This is what we are up against:

Maybe it's better that way.
Let's give her a Darwin award.

41   P N Dr Lo R   2016 Jul 15, 2:28pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Not if she had sex with a black man.

42   WorkInProgress   2016 Jul 15, 5:49pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Intellectual madness.

43   turtledove   2016 Jul 15, 5:54pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Heraclitusstudent says

Let's give her a Darwin award.

I'm pretty sure her case of "female pattern baldness" says it all.

44   turtledove   2016 Jul 15, 6:24pm     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   quote    

There isn't really white privilege. There's is, however, charm privilege... I know, it's a shocker. People are nicer to people they like. AND, people have a tendency to like people who don't act like assholes.

The one accident I ever got into... It was totally my fault... The (African American) cop apologized to me several times for having to give me a ticket. Now, that's charm privilege.

In simple brains, you might think it's because I'm a girl. But that's not it. In situations where I know I'm wrong... I never have an attitude. I'm totally respectful. I genuinely want to understand what I did wrong. The look of contrition is written all over my face. I naturally mirror the feelings of the people I'm talking to. I'm concerned about others and I'm not obsessed with recrafting history to make my actions the right ones despite evidence to the contrary. Believe it or not, people want to be kind to people they like. The people who I got into the accident with -- the accident that was totally my fault -- didn't even sue me. The statute of limitations has long run out.

If people spent less time trying to demand respect and more time trying to be the kind of person who deserves respect... they would find that the respect comes more easily.

45   rpanic01   2016 Jul 15, 6:34pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

turtledove says

If people spent less time trying to demand respect and more time trying to be the kind of person who deserves respect... they would find that the respect comes more easily.

In the real world mindfulness is something severely lacking in some people.

46   MMR   2016 Jul 15, 7:20pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Rin says

We need to clone Larry Bird

The NBA is much more exciting when Boston fields a competitive team. Most of the "point forward" type players are more European these days, but Bird just had supreme confidence along with the ability to shoot the 3 and good court vision.Rin says

, Manu Ginobili is a fake Latino as his father was Italian,

basically. Many of the Brazilian players are either Black or German while most of the Argentinian team is Italian, with couple Germans and an Arab thrown in.

Even the best tennis player to come out of Argentina, Gabriela Sabatini is Italian. But Argentinian tennis isn't as dominated by Italians as Basketball is

47   MMR   2016 Jul 15, 7:20pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

just any guy says

Why don't we have Affirmative Action for sports

or the spelling bee which is now televised on ESPN; I guess that makes it a sport now

48   turtledove   2016 Jul 15, 7:29pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ironman says

Only if it includes Jello wrestling while spelling

Like super model, high-stakes Scrabble?

49   MMR   2016 Jul 15, 7:55pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ironman says

Only if it includes Jello wrestling while spelling.

I was thinking more like adjusted for income and grasp of ebonics and various other regional dialects. But yeah, jello wrestling might work too.

turtledove says

Like super model, high-stakes Scrabble?

One of the contestants this year, a Japanese-American kid from Culver City, was a high-stakes scrabble player, but not really super model material. I think he was one of the finalists

50   turtledove   2016 Jul 15, 8:03pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

MMR says

m Culver City, was a high-stakes scrabble player, but not really super model material. I think he was one of the finalists

But we want super models who can't actually spell, the ones who confuse real words from made up words, betting YUUUUGE! It would be not only exciting to see someone betting her mansion on the word "imaginate," BUT funny as hell.

51   RealEstateIsBetterThanStocks   2016 Jul 15, 10:46pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

now everyone knows she would want to mate with only white males, meaning she's a racist.turtledove says

In simple brains, you might think it's because I'm a girl. But that's not it.

yeah right...

52   just_passing_through   2016 Jul 16, 12:37am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

zzyzzx says

or she is just saying that because she is extremely ugly and can't get laid

Exactly what I was thinking.

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