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    Default White people say 'we're privileged and that's unfair'

    The University of Minnesota Duluth has created a provocative, in-your-face statement about what it means to be white in America. The controversial video, which is being denounced as racist in some quarters, features a gallery of Caucasians issuing stark confessions (some of which are painted on their faces in black) about how "unfair" it is that they're entitled to so many privileges because of the color of their skin. "We're privileged because society was set up for us -- and our silence keeps it in place," one man solemnly states. The video is part of a larger University of Minnesota-sponsored "Un-Fair" campaign designed to achieve "racial justice."

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    What the hell is this? Yeah I feel so privileged.
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    I had a Business Ethics professor last summer who was all bent on this "white privilege" stuff. She made everyone take this big 200 question survey about how guilty we should feel for being white. Very similar content to this video. Liberal educators love this stuff.
    No one showed up to the next class when we were to spend the entire nearly 3 hours of class time discussing it.
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    I'm so sick of this liberal/left wing bullshit. One day they'll realize that it's them creating the divide, not the rest of society who just want a fair deal for all.
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    I was in college when the mini-series Roots was aired on TV. I had a teacher who spent the entire week talking about it and this class was Introduction to Geography! Being born white no one has given me anything in my 54 years except my parents. I have worked hard since I was 14 and paid my bills and taxes.We need to remember the past and learn from our mistakes, but we also need to realize that everyone who had anything to do with slavery and segregation are dead and lets move on and not dwell on it 24/7. I was raised Jewish but I don't hate Germans or Catholics etc. Its all in the past. Thats my beef with Islam because they are still living in 400AD. Get over it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wruff_ajax View Post
    I had a Business Ethics professor last summer who was all bent on this "white privilege" stuff. She made everyone take this big 200 question survey about how guilty we should feel for being white. Very similar content to this video. Liberal educators love this stuff.
    No one showed up to the next class when we were to spend the entire nearly 3 hours of class time discussing it.
    The only reason I feel guilty when it comes to white america is how weak and soft it is becoming. That I do feel sad about.

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    Yeah, my parents grew up with no electricity or running water. Damn, they should feel privileged.
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    Dude, you other honkies haven't taken advantage of your inherent privilege yet? Come on, get with the times!

    When I was in grade school I had asian people do my homework. At first the teacher complained, but then I pointed out that I was white and I didn't have to work for my success. She understood and let it continue. Then, when I applied to college, I was immediately offered an acceptance letter at my school of choosing because I was a white male. The universities even gave me a scholarship because I was white. Heck, the bank even gave me a low interest rate because I was a government-protected white.

    Then when I got out of school, finding a job was a breeze! You wouldn't believe the demand for white males with bachelors degrees! Where I really had an advantage was in government jobs. You see, they have quotas for how many white males they need to hire to keep in good graces.

    And should I ever fall on hard luck due to discrimination, i.e. things not going well for me, I have a group of white pioneers who will come and protest besides me. Yes, Jesse McJackson and Albert O'Sharpton come to my events and get the media in a frenzy until the world bends to my demands.

    Heh...you guys are suckers for not riding this gravy train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Dude, you other honkies haven't taken advantage of your inherent privilege yet? Come on, get with the times!

    When I was in grade school I had asian people do my homework. At first the teacher complained, but then I pointed out that I was white and I didn't have to work for my success. She understood and let it continue. Then, when I applied to college, I was immediately offered an acceptance letter at my school of choosing because I was a white male. The universities even gave me a scholarship because I was white. Heck, the bank even gave me a low interest rate because I was a government-protected white.

    Then when I got out of school, finding a job was a breeze! You wouldn't believe the demand for white males with bachelors degrees! Where I really had an advantage was in government jobs. You see, they have quotas for how many white males they need to hire to keep in good graces.

    And should I ever fall on hard luck due to discrimination, i.e. things not going well for me, I have a group of white pioneers who will come and protest besides me. Yes, Jesse McJackson and Albert O'Sharpton come to my events and get the media in a frenzy until the world bends to my demands.

    Heh...you guys are suckers for not riding this gravy train.
    I think I detect a hint of sarcasm there...

    The thing that gets me is that out of guilt, out of necessity, out of an attempt to balance the tables - whatever - we put all these systems in place - affirmative action quotas and desegregation and what have you to try and offer equality, and there are so many amongst their own race that don't want their own kind to get ahead, to work their way out of the ghettos and become educated and live middle class lives just like the rest of us. I'm pretty sure nobody's running around Bithlo telling the "white" kids not to try and better themselves - everyone should be trying to better themselves, no matter what colour their skin is. Asians don't seem to have a problem coming over and trying to make a better life for themselves. Other than the unwillingness to learn the language and the fact that they tend to come here illegally, you can say the same thing about a lot of the Hispanics.

    Bottom line, these University of Minnesota idiots are just another bunch of rebels without a clue.

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    Fuck all the hard core left wing liberal pussies !!!
    I try to stay out of political spectrum but in this case,
    They can all go fuck themselves---these are the very same pussies who run from military service and yet demand protection. If you cannot stand up and be an honest working man or woman than you should just kill yourself because you ain't worth shit anyway !!!
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    I'm going to get jumped on here; however, if you examine the wheel of privilege, it is clear that being white gives you more privilege in North America, so does being male, christian and heterosexual.

    I conducted an experiment recently with a Native woman here. The results were astounding. We went to a coffee shop, we both sat in a large booth, she was asked to move to a smaller table, I was served.

    We both ordered the same thing, coffee and a muffin. They never came to her table to offer a re-fill, I got 2. I left first, told them I was 25 cents short for the bill...no problem.

    She did the same, and they were going to call the police until she found a quarter in the bottom of her purse.

    We went shopping, used our credit cards. She was asked for picture I'd, I wasn't.

    We traded cars for the night. I have a burned-out headlight. I've driven past tons of cops at night, always worry I'll get nailed for that head-light, never have been. She was stopped by the first cop she went past...

    Every experiment we tried, I was treated better. For some, we were dressed the same. For some, she was dressed WAY better than me, and the results were still the same.

    So yeah, being white does place you in a higher position of power and privilege. I'm halfway through my BSW, so this is something I've studied quite a bit. The focus here isn't to create "white guilt", but to develop an awareness among individuals.

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    Where do you live? That would not happen living in LA where whites are actually the minority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdnangel View Post
    I'm going to get jumped on here; however, if you examine the wheel of privilege, it is clear that being white gives you more privilege in North America, so does being male, christian and heterosexual.
    In my opinion, your study is very flawed.

    As Brett mentioned, it absolutely is dramatically affected by where you live in the country.

    As a white, male, heterosexual Christian, there are of course places I am going to be treated much better than a black, female, lesbian atheist.

    But, there are certain places in which the exact opposite is true.

    I work in DC, you go to Dupont Circle for business without being gay, and it is definitely a disadvantage (just because I won't kiss everyone at the table before a business meeting, they hold it against me, jeesh!).
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    Brett,

    There are all kinds of studies out there if you look. I've seen similar studies conducted with hiring/resumes in HR. Identical resumes were sent out, except the names were changed to where some were obviously ethnic. The unidentifiable names consistently did better than the obvious ethnic names - more calls, more interviews, etc.

    The bottom line is that this is still a white, Christian, male society and race/gender/cultural discrimination is alive and well. From what I'm hearing about the Euro Cup, it's worse in Europe, but this isn't a comparative competition.

    And as for some of the comments on here - a white Christian male cannot possibly ever understand what it is to be black in the US. There are some white people who get a taste - someone who perhaps is openly and obviously gay, a Jewish man wearing a Yarmulke all the time, etc. But even then, I'm not sure it's quite the same.

    The only element about this being political is that the right tries to deny the problem exists, while the left tries to over compensate out of some deep seated guilt. Neither is actually conducive to a solution.

 

 

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