well most people are privileged some aren't sadly but besides the point, regardless of race most people r getting educated, more opportunities are open.
That is a good answerthough in today's climateI feel that suggesting White Privilege doesn't exist (or that other people have certain privileges)would be considered racist
My own opinion is that there is a great deal of misinformation coming from both sides on this issuethough I consider myself Leftist/Liberal/Progressive (whichever term you prefer)I find much of the current movement to be very flawedthe Protests against Police brutality are clearly acceptable.. and are dealing with a real issuebut the inability to speak about issues within the Black community (without being considered racist) is a great flaw in the movementalong with the need to riot.. and loot... which ultimately only harms the very community people are hoping to upliftI am uncertain what it will achieve to be honestperhaps more division?
hm I don't know, I only heard "white privilege" as saying" you're white so u get everything" - not true in many context but it's abstract. Society has improved in terms of treatment of each individual regardless of their traits or sexuality (more tolerable age but still conflicted). I don't know I guess it is discriminating in terms of social acceptance for some groups? - if they mean it as avoiding or disliking whites cause they have "privilege"(whatever that means). Not everyone has privilege cause the world is still trying to improve and evolve better but honestly no issue, no conflict will fall til the last bell rings.
humans will be at eachother's necks for the littlest to the biggest of things. Abstract topics like black or white or grey, abortion, gender roles, stereotypes, gender, sexuality, marriage, adoption, genital mutilation, body modifications, homelessness, education, industrial world and so much more. The world never stops turning. Just personally, it's ok if people have their opinions but just let others do what they like unless it harms themselves or other around them without consent.
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"It's a term often used by blacks..."I've never heard the term from the lips of a black person.Black folks didn't come up with it. Rich, guilty, hyper-educated liberal white people came up with it as a way to project guilt on white people who weren't born with a silver spoon in their mouths.Their goal is the disintegration of Western civilization.The whole idea of white privilege is more or less communist propaganda from academia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilegeProbably no other phrase gets me fired up more.
Thanks for clarifying. I was wondering why so many rich white liberals use the term. I've heard that the ideology was being peddled at university and that's where all the "social justice warriors" come from. Now the term is spreading to other communities, I just heard a few blacks and a Hispanic use the term the other day.
I think that is precisely where the flaw isits a gross generalization of a large group of people... discrediting the individual on the basis of the massthe same could be applied to the Black community... in terms of what is one of their great grievanceswhich is Racial Profiling by the Authorities^ Statistically Blacks are far more likely to commit crime (hence the heavier policing) But that is also an unfair basis, because it judges individuals on the basis of skin colorand less by CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER I do consider myself quite leftist in most of my idealsbut in terms of this issue.. I can't help but think the left wing has things bit out of whack (or at least certain actors who are great influencers are putting things in a wrong direction)
There isn't a "flaw" in statistics. It's like if you roll a dice 20 times it's not a "flaw" to point out that the total will be around 75. Nor is it a flaw to point out that sometimes it's 120. It is, however, a flaw to say that everyone can get 120.
It is a flawnot because the statistics are flawedbut because how its used in the political/social arena is flawed
I don't know how you're imagining it is "used," but someone has clearly lied to you and it sunk in deep..
The issue is that White Privilege is often used in a way that removes White individuals from political/social discussions.It is often used in itself to spread racism towards Whites (or better yet, define Racism as only a White thing, which minorities are incapable of having). as a scapegoat for criminal acts (or simply an unwillingness to take accountability for actions that are strictly yours)To create an expectation that White individuals apologize for the crimes of the past (Which I find to be an absolutely ridiculous concept, especially on an individual basis) Or to completely ignore certain statistical realities (Police killings of Blacks are a sign of White Privilege, yet more Whites are killed by police each year... and Blacks statistically commit far more crimes per population size) <--- Which to be honest, IS often used as a political rhetoric (We often ignore brutal murders of whites by cops creating a belief they dont exist)really the list goes onbut the issue isthat CONCEPT of White Privilege is often used in the political/social arena to very negative levelswe have a BLM that is more than happy to politicize the murder of blacks from cops (which is a terrible disaster. and SHOULD be spoken about).. but is often silent on the fact the most common type of murder is Black on BlackThe reality of this situation is thatYES...in certain situations Whites have "Privilege" ... and in others they sure as hell dont (plenty of white individuals are still waiting for this famed privilege.. so they can uplift themselves out of poverty.. or out of the streets... or out of debt)
^ There are honestly plenty of situations where Blacks have "Privilege" ... where as a White individual its the very color of your skin that prevents you from moving forward... on the ironic basis of racial profiling (College entrance exams for example, or how they typically handle Education at the Jr High-High School level... Or the Racial Profiling that is used through Corporate America.. on the basis of Race... as opposed to merit) <--- In some cases it is acceptable and clearly destroys racist based institutions/policies (im not in denial that some corporate leaders have them)However, much of the issue itself is also centered around culture itselfIF the idea that Black on Black crime (a black man murdering a black man) is a sign of racism in the United States (which some have posited this theory to me)then I would say someone needs to work on accepting accountability for their own actionsjust in the same way id expect it out of a White man.BUT because of how the society of today handles raceIF I am a Black Man who says this (take Denzel Washington, Youtuber Officer Tatum, Anthony Mackie, Coleman Hughes.. etc etc).. I will be accepted entirely for such statementsBut as a White manyou are automatically considered a racist for stating the obvious. There are issues in this countryThere is racism in this countrybut the political/social discussions currently being made are quite mislead. Nor is the current direction of "Progress" a very hopeful onePeaceful Protests? Wonderful! I 100% support thembut then individuals telling me you have to support the Rioters/Looters who have basically Hijacked the Movement? That is truly ignorant. ^ Someone forgot the words of Martin Luther King Jr.
I absolutely agree
Oh and to anyone who says "it is racist" or accuse anyone of "pushing hatred onto white people" that's not what people are trying to do when they say it.Systemic racism has existed for a long time, and from that comes white privilege. When I say it, I am not attempting to push hatred onto white people, moreover, I am bringing to light inequality in the system and society. It's not white people's fault they have it, you can't blame the whole white community for having it, nobody chooses their race and the most complicated thing is, that in reality, we can't really hold anyone responsible for systemic racism because it's been in the system for so long.What we need to do is acknowledge white privilege and condemn it. And when I say "we" I'm not just talking about people of colour, I'm talking about white people too.If you're white and you're reading this, no, having white privilege does not make you a bad person, and it does not make you racist. But don't deny it, it exists- condemn it. We all have to come together to stamp it out, I've said this many times before and I'll say it again because I feel like this cannot be stressed enough.This is not a black vs white issue, or a people of colour vs white people issue. It's a good humans vs white supremacy issue, and a right vs wrong issue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ(This video came out a year ago by the way)
Basically they’re saying because we’re white everything is so fucking easy for us which generally implies we are lazy fucks and don’t have to work for anything. It operates under the assumption that white people and black people are putting in equal effort and some how white people get a bigger piece of the pie for the same job which is obviously bullshit. So flip it on its head and rather than look at who gets what at the pay check time look at who does what and when… Assume like white people black people will show up early for work, bust ass all day long, stay late, work at home, learn new stuff on their own time to advance their career, be reliable, etc. and then you’ll arrive at “colored people’s times”. Which basically say black people are always late for work, they don’t have a strong work ethic, which leads to them being labeled as lazy and unreliable. Black people can’t understand why white people have so much opportunity because they don’t work as hard. White people can’t understand why black people are so lazy because white people stay hungry and never stop building. There’s a huge difference in levels of cultural ambition. There’s a discounted in how people run their lives in different cultures. Not everyone from either culture follows the norm, but it’s normal enough to become a stereotype. Either way they are derogatory, racist stereotypes.