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Do you believe that there is White privilege in the United States? Why? Why not

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Do you believe that there is White privilege in the United States?  Why? Why not?

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    peter565posted 2 years ago

    Sometime non white can get away for saying some racist stuff about white, as long as it is just a joke. But white people can't get away for saying racist thing about non white. Na, I don't think white people is in an advantage position, I believe that use to be the case, but not anymore.

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    Leon1345posted 2 years ago

    The only time I heard this term was in the case of Michael Brown, the person who went after the cop's gun and was killed.  Many people were for the cop-me too-and were accused of having the White Privilege point of view.  The person who accused me was in the midst of the protesting and burning down several businesses.  So why he would be right in doing this-thinking he is above the law for his skin color.  And I have seen it at my job as well.  I can get a write up if I miss too many days in a year-but some other non-whites can miss the same time I miss and threaten the company with discrimination if he gets written up.  So the answer is no.

  4. ValKaras profile image85
    ValKarasposted 2 years ago

    I think that those who are prone to believe in something like that are very selective in picking only those social data that might somehow prove their argument. They will turn the blind eye to the fact that current President is black, and so is Oprah Winfrey, and Will Smith, Denzel Washington -  plus COUNTESS successful professionals, scientists, musicians and artists.

    If there was such a thing as "white privilege", none of these mentioned individuals would have ever attained their fabulous fame and/or riches, because white folks would have done everything possible to thwart it.

    But of course, you can always ignore these examples and focus on all those who never made it in life  -  with a convenient excuse of being black, or yellow, or brown, or what not...

    One sure way not to be mistreated by police is not to put yourself in a situation to have anything to do with them. Sometimes cops may be bad professionals, but also overworked, nervous, lacking sleep, having screwed up marriages  -  so I just lead a kind of life that doesn't make me face them and their possible flaws. By the way I have an enormous respect for them, thinking what kind of hell we would have without them around.

  5. Michaela Osiecki profile image79
    Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years ago

    Yes, white privilege absolutely exists. I strongly suggest everyone take a look at the examples provided that I'm going to link to. They sum it up pretty darn well:

    http:// everydayfeminism (dot) com/2015/11/lessons-white-privilege-poc/

    http:// everydayfeminism (dot) com/2014/09/white-privilege-explained/

    http:// everydayfeminism (dot) com/2014/09/white-privilege-exists-america/

  6. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    No. Whites have to get much higher SAT and ACT scores to get into top colleges, are discriminated against by affirmative action quotas for government jobs and jobs with private companies taking federal contracts. It hits other areas like discriminating against whites in immigration to the US over other ethnicity, less likely to get a scholarship if poor, even denying whites acceptance into tutoring and honors classes to maintain racial quotas. There are AP classes that have empty slots because not enough blacks or hispanics applied, though whites were denied these seats.
    We also see this with hate crimes legislation, where blacks attacking whites in the polar bear hunting/knockout game rarely even face assault charges, but the one white guy who emulated it was arrested for both assault and hate crimes. Or the BLM protesters assaulting whites and getting away with it, because their anger somehow made actual violence acceptable.