Indeed, but, I have to deal with the problem of people using that term against me to invalidate my problems and tell me I have it better than everyone even though I don't.I do live in Canada where the police are heavily diverse, so I don't think I'd be given any special treatment.In Canada, it is a poor business practice to not pick the worker who is the best fitting, at least by my knowledge.
It certainly is a U. S. problem. Our prison population is primarily black yet only a small percentage of the population as a whole. Again US studies and findings. And yes the term has become a bludgeon to shame people and that is certainly neither equitable nor fair.
How easy? How easy I have it? Allow me to tell you that I faced discrimination due to myself being the minority and the shifting political climate. My parents worked minimum wage jobs their whole lives, and I lived in low income housing for nearly all of my years. Most white people are just regular people like everybody else. Wealth isn't measured by race.The idea of white privilege is toxic because it doesn't take into account the societies, national identity, history, norms, and what the population majority is. It's nothing but a tool to gaslight, belittle , and even silence white experiences with racism. The idea of it is nothing but plain ignorance.
Yeah maybe not you , but a lot do. Now you know how good coloured people feel like when they walk into a store.
How do I just now know when I have known all my life?
But, still... I must say, I do appreciate you for being the first one to take my experience seriously instead of instantly trying to invalidate it.
I think you just need to try and not let ot get to you. Life isn't always fair and people get called things or accused of doing stuff they haven't all the time. It sucks but it's a part of life.Maybe if someone accuses you of something you aren't unleash yourself on them. Those people dont deserve respect
Agreed. Their selfishness and ignorance shows when they condemned ALM as a racist term.
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People make bad assumptions on my race, such as I am racist or intolerant due to the colour of my skin. White privilege is a toxic statement, simply a tool to gaslight and guilt discrimination.Say, if I were to say black people had black privilege, would that not sound ignorant? I mean, black people get support for their experiences with racism yet I do not.The point is, it is a valid argument, but the sooner we start not making it about race the sooner racism shall be defeated.
Other than being assumed as racist... which at the end of the day doesn't really impede on your life... what other discrimination do you face because of your race?
@SwordShield Yeah, but it IS about race. If someone tries to guilt you about it, then that's wrong of them but the fact still remains that white people have an advantage - or rather, not as many disadvantages - to getting ahead in life. Also, it's only gaslighting if it's not true. If you truly don't understand what's going on, because you aren't in a position to, then nobody's gaslighting you.
Social discrimination and shunning due to me being a minority within my society. I do not know why you want to disvalidate my experience due to me being white.
@HungLikeAHorsefly Indeed, it IS, but it doesn't have to be. You don't truly understand what society is in Canada, then. Do, please prove that I have white privilege in the most diverse and liberal province in Canada, and perhaps even the entirety of North America.
What experience? What daily discrimination do you experience that is unique to being white? If your answer is people call you racist there may be a legitimate reason for it. And being called racist is not impacting your life in a significant way unless you are actually explicitly racist
I face daily social discrimination, like I have said. People think of white people as intolerant and racist. I do not deny that black people face racism and discrimination on a systematic, economic, and social way, but the idea of white privilege is just so toxic.
What you must learn is that if someone is white, they don't automatically have some sort of advantage. People that use this term as a blanket term over all white people use their American experience to press onto other countries, and even other areas in their nation.
Buddy, I'm white. I know being white does not mean life is automatically easy or great. Just that the hardships I face will never be due to my race.
When it's used to belittle my experience in the world, my hardships, and my experience with racism, I would be ashamed to accept that I have it. That would be like me degrading my worth as a human being.
No it isn't Its acknowledging that your ancestors built the western world and that everyone envies the beauty and magnificence of it Only reason why minorities and homosexuals despise western civilization is because they had no part in building it. They are incapable of building it Be proud to be European
I'm Canadian, and I'm bisexual. My family immigrated from Germany during the mid-18th or 19th century.
My family has had no influence in building western civilization.
Yes they did. All the peasants had to pay taxes, dues, and yield crops to kings and noble men The peasantry and craftsman were an integral part in western civilization Also stop being bisexual its immoral. Just chose women and stick to it.
Are you a russkie or something? How is it immoral?
Sodomy is immoral. It takes what is fertile (sex) and makes it sterile (sodomy). Its an inversion of what is natural and good.Being a sodomite defies all reason. I don't know what a Russkie is...
A Russian. Those guys are always freakshows about gay people being bad.
Well gay people are immoral
Well, by that logic, I could say they have black privilege because they have more support.
What kind of idiotic logic is that? They have the support because they need it.
That's your logic. I simply copied your idea to show you how ignorant your standpoint was.
If you think that's what you did, then you completely missed the point of what I was saying.
I don't really understand though. How could I have white privilege?
Indeed. I have to agree.
Hell you can even be the wrong kind of white. Irish travelers are highly discriminated against, as an example.
Exactly. I agree fully. These BLM people only see a hint of white and then cry wolf.
A lot are, yeah. Thankfully not all of them. But I keep to my own beliefs on the matter and let them do what they do.