So why is no one racist to white people yet they have so much hate groups kkk and nazis? Yet we were the slaves but people are racist against us how does that make sense?
- Yes white people have privilege
- No they don’t
- Maybe a bit
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I used to think that's not true but I realized it's true that we have some sort of privilege.
The reason why most white people are unaware of this it's because they only perceive things from their own point of view.
Of course things are going to look normal from your point of view.
But when you try even for a minute to put yourself in a black person's shoes for example you will notice a few things that are unusual.
Actually it's more like this: Yes, you have no real privilege, but to others who are disadvantaged every single day you are a privileged one.
Your white privilege doesn't mean you get free stuff for being white. That's what most fail to understand.
Your privilege means you get treated as you should, while others may face some disadvantaged because they don't look like you.
That's what white privilege really means. It's not about handouts, money, free stuff, etc. It's about the way other people look at you, talk to you, judge you, etc.
~ "I'm a man on a mission; stay out of my way."
White people are generally not over-privileged, but black people are generally under-privileged. By that I mean white people possess no excessive privilege to forfeit, but many black people still suffer under the remnants of institutional racial discrimination from the past (that no longer exists today).
Income inequality is the only discrepancy between black and white populations in the U. S., and it can be attributed in full to a combination of black individuals being stranded in geographic locations with high crime, poor education, and a shortage of jobs, due to past housing discrimination, and rates of single motherhood among black families.
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Why is it so hard for people to admit they have privilege---and I mean anybody? This type of privilege has nothing to do with working hard, or how long you've suffered because of your background---which gets people all hot and bothered. It's not about that. I can look around my life and see advantage given to me in a lot of areas simply for being me and not my skill, talent, or intellect, or any type of work I've done. I think there are a lot of delusional people walking around that think that EVERYTHING they've ever gotten in their life is ONLY ever because it's something they worked for. There are times in life where you're picked, selected, vetted, let go because of something arbitrary and it's an assumption by people that it must always be because one worked hard to get it that they got it and a failure to even entertain the idea that that person who put you in place a,or hired you, or let you out of ticket did so simply because you are you--something they wouldn't have done for someone else.
Yes, I think white privilege exists, and there are racists (extreme and not) in every race.
I think we were doing good for a little while but then the political climate changed and became more charged against inclusivity.
I live in New Orleans where the minorities far outnumber the whites, and I've been called a good number of racist slurs. there's even a whole religion that based on Africans being the true chosen children of God and whites are the Devil's children. That's why the sun burns us apparently.
I've had people refuse to talk to me because I'm white, but they will gladly talk to my boyfriend because he's mixed and all they can see is that he's not all white.
It's pretty fucking ridiculous to me but I've seen racism and discrimination of just about anyone you can think of (white people included) with my own two eyes.
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