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Prediction: Blacks living within the urban inner city will never get out of generational poverty unless they change their politics

By Goran_K following x   2018 Feb 22, 5:48pm 4,000 views   121 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


I was doing some reading today and stumbled upon a startling statistic. Since the Moynihan report, the landmark study that LBJ used to launch his "Great Society" initiative to raise spending to fund entitlement programs targeting poor inner city blacks, black single motherhood rates are nearing 80% (compared to 27% for white women). This is more than double what it was BEFORE LBJ launched his initiative. It literally made the problem TWICE as bad as before.



Literally 4 in 5 black children today are growing up without a father or mother, and black women are having record numbers of children without fathers who are now totally dependent on the state for survival. From Baltimore to Newark, millions of single parent black families are on the welfare tab and voting solidly Democrat for the past 50+ years. With this instability, another generation succumbs to the same mistakes, dependent on the same welfare programs, and never ever climbing the ladder of social mobility. WTF is happening here?

This is insanity. It's cultural suicide. Liberalism/Leftism is a cultural cancer and the effects on the black community have been devastating.

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82   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 25, 12:36pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Perhaps not on an individual family level


This is where racists of every stripe fall down. Whenever you retreat from the individual level to try to make rules for people based on the “average black person” or the “average white person” you’re being racist as fuck and injustice follows hard in your footsteps.
Next thing you know, you’re using a 200 year old “one drop” rule to decide whether someone is disadvantaged or privileged, or did you forget that miscegenation is no longer against the law? America is full of wonderfully diverse people who are combinations of two, three, or even more ethnic groups. Stop making racial judgements about us!
83   drB6   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 26, 7:54am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Quigley says
200 year old “one drop” rule to decide whether someone is disadvantaged or privileged

This is interesting. I did genetic analysis and I somehow have "trace Native American heritage", specifically from area of Carribean/Venezuela/Colombia, + reasonable amount of North Siberian Asian heritage. I guess I qualify for affirmative action by one drop rule? In any case, I should qualify more than a well-known Senator who is Native American only by hearsay and her imagination.
84   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 26, 8:37am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I think "American Excellence" is the best term.

Anytime I hear or read "White Privilege', I'm substitutiing "American Excellence"

"If only people would realize the advantages their American Excellence gives them." hahahahahah
85   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 26, 9:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Excellence and Privilege are not synonymous

Are we going further down the Orwellian path where words have no meaning, and truth is an afterthought, as we abandon Free Speech?

Or should words have meaning?
86   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 26, 9:24am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
Excellence and Privilege are not synonymous


It's a difference in Framing. "White Privilege" is a way to emphasize the OUTCOME of championing a work ethic, handing down the results of that work ethic (inheriting property/money), and putting a high value on accomplishment, as being a negative thing, almost "Unearned Advantage." Focusing solely on the relative outcomes between those with "White Privilege" and those who don't.

"American Excellence" celebrates those values and correctly frames the "Privilege" of Whites as the result of adoption of success inducing values.

The Malays think the Chinese have "Privilege", because Malays emphasize living the Good Life over sacrifice and academic accomplishment. Really, the Chinese have a form of "Excellence" they practice that makes them better off than most Malays.

The fact that most Asian ethnicities are generally are wealthier than Whites in the US creates "Problems" for the "White Privilege" framing.

I invite all Americans to adopt "American Excellence" rather than falling into the fail trap that is "I ain't gonna act White."

Don't apologize because your ancestors worked hard and left you both advantageous values and often material wealth.

Somebody explain to me how going from the inability to launch a suborbital rocket to landing a man on the moon in about 20 years has anything to do with slavery that ended 100 years before. It's not like Blacks in Africa had rocket science and we enslaved them to build the Saturn V.
87   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 26, 10:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It's a difference in Framing. "White Privilege" is a way to emphasize the OUTCOME of championing a work ethic, handing down the results of that work ethic (inheriting property/money), and putting a high value on accomplishment, as being a negative thing, almost "Unearned Advantage." Focusing solely on the relative outcomes between those with "White Privilege" and those who don't.

"American Excellence" celebrates those values and correctly frames the "Privilege" of Whites as the result of adoption of success inducing values.

———————

You’re responding to the issue with faulty assumptions. Priviliges are granted to those who didn’t do anything to deserve them, hence ‘unearned’.

Excellence is something one accomplishes by working hard for it, hence why Excellence cannot be given, but must be earned.

Two completely different things. Not sure why anyone would attempt to muddy the waters by conflating them as if they ars the same
88   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 26, 11:16am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
It's a difference in Framing. "White Privilege" is a way to emphasize the OUTCOME of championing a work ethic, handing down the results of that work ethic (inheriting property/money), and putting a high value on accomplishment, as being a negative thing, almost "Unearned Advantage." Focusing solely on the relative outcomes between those with "White Privilege" and those who don't.

"American Excellence" celebrates those values and correctly frames the "Privilege" of Whites as the result of adoption of success inducing values.

———————

You’re responding to the issue with faulty assumptions. Priviliges are granted to those who didn’t do anything to deserve them, hence ‘unearned’.

Excellence is something one accomplishes by working hard for it, hence why Excellence cannot be given, but must be earned.

Two completely different things. Not sure why anyone would attempt to muddy the waters by conflating them as if they ars the same


How was the privilege given to whites in the first place? Makes no sense, it had to be earned at some point, nothing comes from nothing. Truth is that Caucasians advanced technology, science and standard of living as well as human rights for everybody to a degree previously unmatched by any civilization. Of course people born into this modern society may mostly benefit from it without having put in anything so far, but that privilege is open to everybody, and more so to some (affirmative action, women's programs etc.). To insinuate that there is what they call "systemic" racism (because they cannot come up with anything tangible wrt hard data) is ludicrous.
89   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 26, 11:27am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

mell says
errc says
It's a difference in Framing. "White Privilege" is a way to emphasize the OUTCOME of championing a work ethic, handing down the results of that work ethic (inheriting property/money), and putting a high value on accomplishment, as being a negative thing, almost "Unearned Advantage." Focusing solely on the relative outcomes between those with "White Privilege" and those who don't.

"American Excellence" celebrates those values and correctly frames the "Privilege" of Whites as the result of adoption of success inducing values.

———————

You’re responding to the issue with faulty assumptions. Priviliges are granted to those who didn’t do anything to deserve them, hence ‘unearned’.

Excellence is something one accomplishes by working hard for it, hence why Excellence cannot be given, but must be earned.

Two completely different things. Not sure why anyone would attempt to muddy t...


White Collar White guys sniff all the coke. No resources spent on harassing and jailing them.

Black kids express entrepreneurial spirit: sell crack cocaine to all the white who prefer smoking to insuffocating on the Free market! 20- life in prison with massive amounts of resources spent against them and their Small Businesses

White kids deal dope, white kids die en masse from dope: we must help thrm. Rehab and wrist slap.

There is no Racism here. Only White Excellence
90   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 26, 11:30am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
White Collar White guys sniff all the coke. No resources spent on harassing and jailing them.


That's because they have money, not because they're white. Blacks with tons of money get away with everything as well, see OJ. Money is the divider in the US - for better or worse - not race.
91   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 26, 11:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Not that it matters, but are any users here actually black? (not anon users - you guys don't count) Kind of interested if any of you are. Won't change my opinion either way as I have a tonnnnnnnnn of black friends so I truly know the in's and out's of blacks like no other white guy.
92   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 26, 12:17pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

errc says
White Collar White guys sniff all the coke. No resources spent on harassing and jailing them.


How many Somalis build Interplanetary Spacecraft to drop a lander on Titan?
93   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 26, 12:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

mell says
That's because they have money, not because they're white. Blacks with tons of money get away with everything as well, see OJ. Money is the divider in the US - for better or worse - not race.


Yep, friend of mine worked for a Black Leona Helmsley. She founded a line of cosmetics and made a small fortune. She treated all her contractors like shit, cheated the IRS, but it took a decade for them to finally get her because she had an army of lawyers.

Like Helmsley, her downfall was she screwed so many contractors and ex-employees who eventually cooperated with the IRS in order to get some payback.
94   Hircus   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 26, 9:26pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

mell says

How was the privilege given to whites in the first place? Makes no sense, it had to be earned at some point, nothing comes from nothing. ... but that privilege is open to everybody...

Whites, meaning the group of all whites as an aggregate whole, certainly earned it - and then some.

But, the "privilege" is that society views white people, in general, move favorably in some aspects simply because they're white. A random white person who DOES NOT deserve this elevated status will still receive it to much extent - and that's the privilege, the fact that they benefit despite there being 0 information to suggest that this specific person is deserving of it (aside from their whiteness). White privilege is not open to anybody but whites, but every race enjoys their own privileges.

With that said...using this notion of "privilege", lots of people (really, everyone) inherits "privileges" for lots of varied things that others have done before them. For example, anyone can enjoy some "privilege" by putting on a nice suit - the world immediately treats you differently when in a suit. Business Suit privilege lol.

What "privilege" really comes down to is stereotyping - we all do it because it's how the human brain works. We subconsciously look for patterns / trends and use what we've found to help reduce cognitive load by helping us efficiently make our enormous number of daily micro decisions (even if they're often suboptimal), because trying to truly judge each person from a clean slate is impossibly impractical from a cognitive standpoint, and probably not wise from a practical one either. I had a teacher in a course on racism present a very compelling case that this was the very basis of racism / prejudice / stereotyping - efficient self-beneficial decision making based on observed patterns.

An example of our brain's pervasive usage of patterns: When you drive on the freeway, there's probably trees on the side of the road that whiz by constantly. You never pay them any attention, because they all fit the "side of freeway tree" pattern your brain has developed, and so to reduce cognitive load and to better focus your cognition on other sensory inputs, your brain mostly ignores them. But, if one of those trees was bright red with yellow stripes, you would immediately notice it because it doesn't fit the filtering pattern. This effect is core to our brain's operation, and probably one of the reasons we process sensory inputs with an efficiency that still eclipses computers. But, were usually very suboptimal in accuracy to gain this level of efficiency.
95   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 26, 10:08pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

If you were born in a modern hospital with modern medical tech (basically any hospital in the U.S), you honestly were the recipient of more "privilege" than 60% of people in the world.

If you own a car, you have more privilege than 82% of people in the world.

If you have $5,000 in your bank account, you have more privilege than 99% of people in the world.

It's all about perspective. The "victim hood" game can never end, because anyone posting on PatNet can never win it.
96   CBOEtrader   ignore (2)   2018 Feb 27, 6:24am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Goran_K says
A box of condoms is $2.94 at walmart. Maybe if you can't scrounge up $2.94 to have a LOT of sex, you shouldn't be having sex.


Only sailors use condoms. (In best Austin Powers voice)

Sorry too lazy to make a meme.
97   drB6   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 27, 8:01am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

goat says
But, the "privilege" is that society views white people, in general, move favorably in some aspects simply because they're white. A random white person who DOES NOT deserve this elevated status will still receive it to much extent - and that's the privilege, the fact that they benefit despite there being 0 information to suggest that this specific person is deserving of it (aside from their whiteness). White privilege is not open to anybody but whites, but every race enjoys their own privileges.


Would you have some quantification as to white privilege? I know only that wherever I look, quantification shows that equally qualified whites (and, to even a larger extent, Asians) are discriminated against. Case in point: med school admissions:

98   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 27, 8:20am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

drB6 says
Would you have some quantification as to white privilege? I know only that wherever I look, quantification shows that actually equally qualified whites (and, to even a larger extent, Asians) are discriminated against. Case in point: med school admissions:


That's okay though, because it's to the benefit of blacks and hispanics. Most leftist will justify all sort of racism and bigotry as long as it benefits blacks or hispanics (and they vote Democrat).
99   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 27, 8:23am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

goat says
the fact that they benefit despite there being 0 information to suggest that this specific person is deserving of it (aside from their whiteness)


Who gives a fuck?

So because some white kid has a rich mommy and daddy, that's the platform blacks are going to use to justify having a near 80% single parent rate, extremely low high school and college graduation rates, and committing half the violent crime in the country despite being 13% of the population?

Because some rich white kid had parents (or grand parents) who made a nice life for their family, so now they are the "unfair" beneficiaries of privilege?

That's called excuse making, and it's part of the reason why blacks fail to succeed in a market economy, the market doesn't care about RACE, or excuses, it cares about results.
100   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 27, 8:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

RA is sending his UV Radiation to kill the White Devil Yakub's White Demons-henchmen and their White Privilege.

101   CBOEtrader   ignore (2)   2018 Feb 27, 9:10am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Take a tip from the liberal propaganda and use phrasing like "why do you hate people of color liberals?" "Anyone who votes liberal had blood on their hands."
102   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 27, 11:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Goran_K says
The "victim hood" game can never end, because anyone posting on PatNet can never win it.


Nothing to win, white privilege is alive and real just like "privilege" exists in other ethnic communities however white privilege is much more prevalent - even today in the United States.
103   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 27, 11:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Goran_K says
So because some white kid has a rich mommy and daddy, that's the platform blacks are going to use to justify having a near 80% single parent rate, extremely low high school and college graduation rates, and committing half the violent crime in the country despite being 13% of the population?

Because some rich white kid had parents (or grand parents) who made a nice life for their family, so now they are the "unfair" beneficiaries of privilege?



Don't forget the Poor Whites that are the first to go to college or not work in a coal mine? "Oh, you're white, so you had a nice life growing up in a McMansion." when the kid grew up in a hovel in Eastern Tennessee and was molested by his Uncle.

Ironically it's some black chick who actually grew up in a McMansion paid for by her two Black government worker parents who usually assumes all Whites have "privilege" and didn't learn where babies came from until 15 because she was so sheltered.
104   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 27, 11:29am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Nothing to win, white privilege is alive and real just like "privilege" exists in other ethnic communities however white privilege is much more prevalent - even today in the United States.


"White privilege" is just an excuse lazy minorities use to explain why their lives aren't so great. The reason it's more prevalent is because it's too taboo to say "Lots of Blacks are lazy and dependent on social welfare to ever get anywhere", but it doesn't make it any less true.
105   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 27, 11:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

TwoScoopsPlissken says
Ironically it's some black chick who actually grew up in a McMansion paid for by her two Black government worker parents who usually assumes all Whites have "privilege" and didn't learn where babies came from until 15 because she was so sheltered.


Sometimes it's not even a black person, it's some white middle class guy like Sean King who is the one screaming "white privilege" while he collects a nice 6 digit check from the NAACP, and the DNC.
106   Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Feb 27, 11:45am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

1. So long as college and graduate school (including medical school) admission standards are higher for White and Asians than for Blacks, it's reasonable for students to assume that their White and Asian classmates are likely to be academically more competent than their Black classmates in the same school (and statistically guaranteed to observe that; talk about conditioning students to notice racial difference!). So long as the admission standards are tilted, it's also reasonable for employers to assume that White and Asian graduates are more competent than Black graduates. In fact, for a patient who doesn't know anything else about his/her doctor when picking a primary care doctor, it is reasonable to assume that a White or Asian doctor would be better than a Black doctor, and be statistically correct! Simply due to the different admission standards at medical schools. This correct assumption (and observed result) has nothing to do with "White Privilege," but is the direct result of admission bias. If we limited Blacks to only 11% among NBA players, the Whites and Asian players in NBA due to quota (instead of their own competence as is the case now) would show decidedly sub-par performance compared to the Black players; even clearer at college basketball level, as the sampling size would be bigger, therefore more conforming to statistical average.

2. While the overwhelming majority of Whites in America do not have slave owners among ancestors (most German and Italian immigrants came to the US long after the Civil War, and even before the Civil War only 1-2% of Whites in the US were slave owners), most non-recent immigrant Blacks in the US however do have slave owners (not just Black slaves, but White slave-owners ) among ancestors. Think about the female domestic slaves on the plantations, female hypergamy would drive her towards mating with the slave-owner's family instead of her fellow slaves. It's the same reason why nurses want to mate with doctors instead of fellow nurses, female office workers want to mate with bosses instead of janitors, etc. etc.. This mating bias also explains why Black Americans usually have much lighter skin tone than African Blacks, also why the average IQ of American Blacks is around 85 instead the 65 among Blacks in Africa. There are high IQ African Black tribes, like Ibos, but they did not get kidnapped and sold into slavery; the high IQ tribes were more likely the slave kidnappers and slave traders on the continent before selling to European ships. This pervasive mixed ancestry was a big reason why there had to be a "one drop of blood" law in order to sustain the evil slave plantation system; otherwise, they'd run out of slaves within a few generations as female slaves would consistently mate with white slave owners in order to save their own children from slavery, thereby depriving the plantation of its source of labor.

The concept of "White Privilege" may well be a form of projection from the biological prerogative by female Black Americans (of previous generations) when they selectively mated with both slave-owning White males, then black males with lighter skin tones that signaled having slave-owner ancestors. That explains how American Blacks' skin tone became so much lighter than their African ancestors within only a few generations.

It's also worth pointing out that, all of today's living people on this planet trace ancestry to Africa. We are all Africans by ancestry. Some of our ancestors just left Africa earlier and had to face harsher climate conditions that killed lots of them to push evolution forward. The lighter skin tone was adaptation to lower UV exposure necessitating more absorption in order to have produce Vitamin D helping calcium absorption resulting in stronger bones; higher IQ and delayed gratification were necessary for saving seeds and herds over winter, which was experienced by human ancestors only after getting out of Africa.
107   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 27, 7:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Feux Follets says
Goran_K says
The "victim hood" game can never end, because anyone posting on PatNet can never win it.


Nothing to win, white privilege is alive and real just like "privilege" exists in other ethnic communities however white privilege is much more prevalent - even today in the United States.


You made the claim, now prove it.

I suggest the rest of us hold anyone accountable who makes fantastical claims, and be relentless about it.
108   Feux Follets   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 1:01am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

CovfefeButDeadly says
I suggest the rest of us hold anyone accountable who makes fantastical claims, and be relentless about it


Does this apply to fantastical claims made by certain posters especially when the claim on the thread headline has nothing to do with the content?

Does that also apply to the thread referenced below ? Specifically in view of what is contained in comment # 41?

http://patrick.net/post/1313927/2018-02-20-david-hogg-s-dad-screwed-the-pooch-and-is-responsible-for-the-shooting-david-ask-your-dad-why-they-couldn-t-pull-away-from-their-quest-for-pissing-russians

Or does this just pertain to commenters who are not part of the inner circle of conservative commentators on the forum ?

Will the forum also be relentless in being fair and balanced in removing comments considered personal attacks or those that clearly violate the rules in the upper left hand corner of the forum which clearly states "discuss anything but other users" or does this also just pertain to the same outliers from the main group ?

The answer - NO, and just not no, FUCK NO ! Not in our Trump Can Do No Wrong Camp, you just might have a problem unless you make copies of everything you post and that is not even a guarantee of fair treatment on here since "fair" seems quite discretionary.

CovfefeButDeadly says
You made the claim, now prove it.


As for the claim prove that it does not exist in all of the various nuances and subtleties. Something as simple as a person's name on an application for work or credit is enough to sway a decision.

It's been reported "an empty head speaks with a loud voice " - seems to apply to the written word as well. Consider therefore a trip to the mirror, those are readily available in the greater Los Angeles area, Government Office Buildings and private residences so the search for one should not be difficult at all.
109   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 28, 6:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

So you can’t.

You believe it on blind faith.

Interesting.
110   drB6   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 9:22am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Feux Follets says
As for the claim prove that it does not exist in all of the various nuances and subtleties. Something as simple as a person's name on an application for work or credit is enough to sway a decision.

Would be nice to provide some statistics on these claims, other than just generic talk. One can claim that xe has unicorns in the garden and should we just believe that person? I provided statistics on med school admissions above. I can provide another interesting statistics for UC system admission scores by race, if just med school data is not enough. Take a guess - do Asians need substantially higher scores than the rest to get in, and which races/population groups need the lowest scores to get in?
111   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 9:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

drB6 says
Take a guess - do Asians need substantially higher scores than the rest to get in, and which races/population groups need the lowest scores to get in?


We all know the answer to that question.
112   drB6   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 9:38am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Goran_K says
We all know the answer to that question.

Yes, but some of us will pretend that they do not know the answer, and anyway that is not discrimination unless the same thing would be done to other racial groups.

There are some interesting Asian-American lawsuits now pending. Also, this article is interesting: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article196035824.html

Advocates also point to a 2009 study by a Princeton University professor that concluded an Asian American applicant would need to score 140 points higher than a white applicant on the 1600-point SAT, 270 points higher than a Latino applicant and 450 points higher than a black applicant to have the same odds of being admitted to 10 elite colleges that he examined.

Who is being discriminated against?
113   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 9:40am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Racism against asians is okay because Democrats need Hispanic and Black votes, not really asian votes.
114   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 10:31am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Goran_K says
Racism against asians is okay because Democrats need Hispanic and Black votes, not really asian votes.


Asians are often independent and successful so it is hard to sway their vote with favorable admission and other advantageous discrimination. However many Asians also work in govt/municipal jobs with good pensions (post office, schools etc.) and Dems know that they already got those votes . I assume the Asian vote is fairly steady and can't be swayed either way much.
115   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 10:59am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

mell says

Asians are often independent and successful so it is hard to sway their vote with favorable admission and other advantageous discrimination. However many Asians also work in govt/municipal jobs with good pensions (post office, schools etc.) and Dems know that they already got those votes . I assume the Asian vote is fairly steady and can't be swayed either way much.


It's also very small. I think 2-3% of the national total. Less meaty by Dem standards.
116   Hircus   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 28, 12:31pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

drB6 says


Would you have some quantification as to white privilege?



No, I don't, but I have a feeling if they had a good way to measure it, it would be non-trivial.

I was simply defining what it is, and stating that I think it's just a new word (albeit, a racially charged one) for the same age old thing - stereotyping. I don't really think it implies that whites overall have it better, just that they enjoy certain specific benefits, which is undeniable IMO. But, doesn't everyone enjoy their own specific privileges?

I also agree with the general sentiment in this thread that "white privilege" is invoked mostly by lames as a way to attack, or to justify their own failures / misery. IMO the concept of white privilege is sound and accurate, but the way it gets used in practice is a clever attack on whites that somehow passes under the racism radars and is not only allowed, but strangely encouraged. Just like it's prejudice/racist to assume someone will perform poorly in college because they're black, it's prejudice/racist to tell a white that their success is due to their skin color, not their merit. It may or may not be true, but it's racist because they don't actually know.
117   Hircus   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 28, 12:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Goran_K says


the fact that they benefit despite there being 0 information to suggest that this specific person is deserving of it (aside from their whiteness)

That's called excuse making,

No, it's not. The concept & definition of white privilege has nothing to do with excuse making.

However, the way many people wield & abuse the concept as a way to justify their failings - that is excuse making.
118   Hircus   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 28, 1:25pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Reality says


So long as the admission standards are tilted, it's also reasonable for employers to assume that White and Asian graduates are more competent than Black graduates.

Yes!

I've always wondered if the very programs meant to help certain classes of people actually harm them more (in other ways).

Lets say an employer hires based purely on merit, and applies the same standards to hiring regardless of color. Now, lets say that they end up with 2.5% black, but they want to get to 5%, so they lower their standards slightly just for black people.

So, compared to the other employees who were hired based on an objective merit standard, 2.5% of the black employees aren't up to standard, and likely to under perform. I think this will lead to other employees seeing this under performance, and developing biases that blacks in general under perform (because, after all, that is truly their personal experience). These people then carry that negative bias with them for a period of time, maybe their whole life, and its breeds the "silent racist".

On the other hand, I think no/less bias would manifest if they stuck to pure merit, because then the employee experience's would have been "my black coworkers perform just as well".

I think this effect happens in software jobs with women - not a ton of female applicants, but employers seem to strive in the direction of hiring equal male / female numbers (although, they don't usually get quite that far). And, this lowered average competence negatively affects the women who are truly great.

I also think this effect happens in college due to race based admissions / affirmative action.
119   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 1:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

goat says
The concept & definition of white privilege has nothing to do with excuse making.


Okay, so what is it?
120   jvolstad   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 28, 2:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

If Oprah runs for President, she can give everyone a car.


121   drB6   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 28, 3:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

goat says
So, compared to the other employees who were hired based on an objective merit standard, 2.5% of the black employees aren't up to standard, and likely to under perform. I think this will lead to other employees seeing this under performance, and developing biases that blacks in general under perform (because, after all, that is truly their personal experience). These people then carry that negative bias with them for a period of time, maybe their whole life

This makes perfect sense in both directions (for Asians in other direction). Also, getting rid of an incompetent black female is impossible; incompetent white/Asian male is comparatively easy to fire. Which also makes one think if they should hire that female unless they are absolutely sure she is competent.

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