The debate "White privilege is bullshit. We have a black president and black billionaires" was started by
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because some races are harder hit by inequality.
Why do we still talk about race if the topic is equality?
privitizing our education is not the answer. public schools do excellent jobs when they are properly funded and charter schools have similar results. some work, some dont.
Tell democrats to stop blacking charter schools.
there is also racism among the population even in big liberal cities. the study with the identical resumes but white vs ethnic names proved that.
and you are right, it is primarily socioeconomic, however the reasons the vast majority of black people remained poor was legislated in the past with very real modern consequences. that is not their fault.
both public discrimination (levittown)
and private dicrimination (redlining)
and lack of funding of poorer neighborhood schools (of all colors)
has kept their population perpetually poor and hopeless.
you literally have to be a rare genius like Carlson to make it in that situation, whereas any average Joe from a decent neighborhood is guaranteed at least a comfortable life if he tries alittle.
that is not opportunity equality
The only systemic racism against blacks in the U.S reside in the police and penal system. However you can deny that black people commit more street crime than any other ethic group. There are socioeconomic reasons for this but it's still a fact.
and a handful of exceptions does not excuse racism towards millions of ordinary non white citizens.
white privilege is not a privilege. it is just racism as viewed from the bottom up.
when your treated like shit, being treated fairly seems like a privilege, but there are no undo privileges given to white people.
what white privilege is is ordinary treatment being denied to non white people, but being phrased in a counter productive confrontational way meant to make white people to feel guilty at the fact that they aren't constantly assumed guilty by default.
black people need to stop calling this racism "white privilege" and white people need to stop pretending it's Bullshit that doesn't exist.
White privilege is sm abstraction created for the sake of division. If anything there is geographic privilege.
now i disagree with the idea that you need to make people "check their privilege" or any of that self righteous bullshit, but the point of the idea of white privilege is that statistically speaking, if you are white, you are *probably* in a better position in life than you would be if you were another race. it does not mean that every white person has it better than every black person. poverty, addiction and violence can stem from anywhere and hurt anyone.
he is of kenyan *descent* and he is very much a Christian. the middle name he was given by his parents (who were also Christian) does not reflect his own religious beliefs.
Racial supremacy and discrimination are bad weapons for political and social war.....
There is not one systematic advantage for white americans over other americans. On the other hand, there are a few examples of systematic advantages for minority groups. Majority != evil. Telling someone they are superior on inferior because of their race is racist no matter who is the target.
no other president has been asked to show their birth certificate. not wanting to engage with morons making unfounded claims isn't fishy. and when he got sick of the stupidity and proved them liars you still go on about something that has been proven wrong. clearly he was right to ignore them.
Obama didn't show his birth certificate until after he was elected. very fishy. we know less about Obama then any other president.
considering it is common knowledge that he is an American citizen and a Christian, you are an outright liar.
No, he's a Muslim Kenyan.
one successful person does not prove that racism doesn't exist. and he isn't Kenyan. he was born in the US. he is as much a US citizen as any other person.
i dont understand how did a kenyian became the president of one of most powerful countries in the world. America is in wrong hands.
We have a black president for God's sake
personal experience is not viable evidence
that isn't evidence. you say it's true. we have no way of verifying it.
I already used personal experience as support
His being from Canada isn't the issue. The fact that you are claiming you know something without providing proof is. If it is true that white people can't get on welfare, there should be statistics and evidence to support your claim. If not, why should we believe what an anonymous person on the Internet claims?
Haha, coming from a Canadian who knows everything about the United States and the people that live in the country.
People I know who are white and can't get welfare what so ever. If you are from the south and white you are automatically worth nothing. But you wouldn't know anything about it now would you
you are going to have to provide some kind of actual argument. you saying white people can't get welfare is hear say. you need to provide some kind of evidence that it is true and that you aren't just making it up.
a family member of mine is nearly homeless and she can't get any welfare because she's white its ridiculous. All things like this are due to Bad decisions not race or privilege.
If you're white and from the south, yeah they have a hard time getting welfare. What about Al Sharpton owing millions in taxes but has yet to pay it and he's still walking around free.
Yeah white privilege is total BS, only play the race card when you have no other arguments.
The more you explain your position, the more rational people disagree with it.
care to point out the law that says only black people can get welfare.
that didn't even make sense. welfare and food programs are for everyone and have nothing to do with race.
Really, because white people can't get free welfare and food because they're not black...
just because there are examples of successful black people does not disprove racism, it just makes them even more exceptional because they have overcome these obstacles to succeed.