White privilege.....

  • TannerMasseur

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    Jan 24, 2014 7:18 PM GMT
    Does it exist? If ur white do u notice a difference how ur treated? Do u treat everyone the same or do u notice the inequalities in ur everyday life & interactions & social media being white or nonwhite?.....

    This thread was inspired after watching a 4 minute video clip on Fb today titled "One Easy Thing All White People Can Do That Would Make The World A Better Place." Should google it on www.upworthy.com & give ur response after seeing it icon_smile.gif .....
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    Jan 24, 2014 7:20 PM GMT
    What is your obsession with white people?
  • TannerMasseur

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    Jan 24, 2014 7:22 PM GMT
    Avsigkommen saidWhat is your obsession with white people?


    I knew u'd respond accordingly icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 24, 2014 7:31 PM GMT
    I'm not white however there is such a thing as Light skin privilege which im more familiar with, here is a good video you might want to share.



  • TannerMasseur

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    Jan 24, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
    CopperDevil saidI'm not white however there is such a thing as Light skin privilege which im more familiar with, here is a good video you might want to share.





    Thx for posting the video Copper icon_smile.gif

    In conjunction with this, definitely see the one I mentioned above in my OP ^^ ......
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 24, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    Yeah, it exists. White people are the most blind to it, so I think it's understandably frustrating for people of color to suffer through the arrogance.

    For example, a white man who is successful in real estate will think he was successful because of hard work (which may be true) but then he'll just assume that a black male could follow in his shoes and have the same outcome, but that isn't true. The best collateral for a loan in the housing market is white skin. It's a fact that in the US there is inequality in the housing market, and most white people take that inequality for granted. But we know that people of color are targeted for sub prime loans, that predominately non white neighborhoods automatically have lower housing value, and that people of color moving into white neighborhoods face discrimination. White flight is about white people who can afford it uprooting themselves purposely and segregating themselves based on race. It makes me outraged, and I know that if my family were being treated that way, I would be furious and feel that I was being mariginalized by my own country.

    Come to think of it, my own family does benefit from white privilege. My dad owns a locksmith shop, and he is successful at selling high security residential locks to rich people. There are many locksmiths around town, and I can guarantee that when it comes to that profession, the consumer drives the prejudices. It's like in that movie Crash, which depicted a locksmith who is discriminated against. I found that aspect of that movie to be all too close to home, sadly.
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    Jan 24, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    CopperDevil saidI'm not white however there is such a thing as Light skin privilege which im more familiar with, here is a good video you might want to share.





    Dude! she hit the nail on so many fucking points! I do agree about how you're experience as a light skinned person will never compare to someone as a dark skinned person. You don't know how many people hate or exclude me for something I have nothing I have control over, which is my skin color. So I find it hilarious when white people think they understand, or they know what it's like to be condemned, like they actually went through what we went through as a dark skinned person.

    On another note, that she spoke on is when she spoke of being exotified, and like her I find it completely disgusting.

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    Jan 24, 2014 8:09 PM GMT
    Everyone knows it exists. You get it all the time in the little things. I started to take notice of it a while ago after I had to defend a female friend over an unfair situation.

    If youre a decent looking white male it's way easier to get respect in comparison with girls or darked skinned guys. It's not something obvious, more like very slight details but you will notice if you pay attention. Also people with darker skin usually have basic jobs (in part due to this).

    Uruguay is 85% white but the blacks and mulatos don't have a different culture like in USA, there are no "race rivalries", we all act and speak the same language and have the same traditions and interact with each other.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 24, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
    CopperDevil saidI'm not white however there is such a thing as Light skin privilege which im more familiar with, here is a good video you might want to share.




    I love her! She seems like she'd be fun to hang out with. And what she says rings true.
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    Jan 24, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    CopperDevil saidI'm not white however there is such a thing as Light skin privilege which im more familiar with, here is a good video you might want to share.





    Yeah but who cares in this situation?

    She classed herself with white people as a mean of saying "People view us similarly" when they do NOT

    It's just like back when there were slaves and the lighter skinned black people worked on the inside of the house and darker ones outside. . .

    Point invalid because we are all still being looked down upon

    It needs to go away all together

    But I am MOST impressed by the white people who admit such things happen still
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    Jan 24, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    ReeBad19 said
    CopperDevil saidI'm not white however there is such a thing as Light skin privilege which im more familiar with, here is a good video you might want to share.





    Yeah but who cares in this situation?

    She classed herself with white people as a mean of saying "People view us similarly" when they do NOT

    It's just like back when there were slaves and the lighter skinned black people worked on the inside of the house and darker ones outside. . .

    Point invalid because we are all still being looked down upon

    It needs to go away all together

    But I am MOST impressed by the white people who admit such things happen still


    She did NOT say that. Do not mislead the readers of this thread who have not seen this video by purposefully misquoting her.

    Clearly you are the only person in this thread currently who didnt get what she just said, This thread is about calling out White privilege, Tatiana was talking about lightskin privilege which IS comparable and directly related to white privilege, what are you talking about ?
  • TannerMasseur

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    Jan 24, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
    No matter what race, if ur physically hot ur valued more. And if u also have the brains & personality with the brawn, more power to u.....
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    Jan 24, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    CopperDevil saidI'm not white however there is such a thing as Light skin privilege which im more familiar with, here is a good video you might want to share.





    Why do you always use YouTubevideos from these ratchet ho's as your source of argument? Is this really the best you can think of??? Really?

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    Jan 24, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
    I have only ever been white so I have nothing to compare it to.
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    Jan 24, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
    CopperDevil said
    ReeBad19 said
    CopperDevil saidI'm not white however there is such a thing as Light skin privilege which im more familiar with, here is a good video you might want to share.





    Yeah but who cares in this situation?

    She classed herself with white people as a mean of saying "People view us similarly" when they do NOT

    It's just like back when there were slaves and the lighter skinned black people worked on the inside of the house and darker ones outside. . .

    Point invalid because we are all still being looked down upon

    It needs to go away all together

    But I am MOST impressed by the white people who admit such things happen still


    She did NOT say that. Do not mislead the readers of this thread who have not seen this video by purposefully misquoting her.

    Clearly you are the only person in this thread currently who didnt get what she just said, This thread is about calling out White privilege, Tatiana was talking about lightskin privilege which IS comparable and directly related to white privilege, what are you talking about ?


    I Said what she SAID in different words! Saying " I know as a light skinned person me and white people" is saying Exactly what I said because it IS a comparing action! I Interpreted it based on her wording and inflection. She may not have intentionally meant it that way, but its no better than saying " I don't approve of the situation I've been put in but yes I get as much of a good deal as the people who created the siutation itself"...

    So Step Off...

  • Adozark

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    Jan 24, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
    Ohno saidI have only ever been white so I have nothing to compare it to.
  • Eli_jah

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    Jan 24, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
    No, it doesn't exist. It is the power that "minorities" willingly bestow upon whites in their day to day lives because they assume they aren't good enough.
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    Jan 24, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    Adozark said
    Ohno saidI have only ever been white so I have nothing to compare it to.


    If I were white I would likely say this too, so no shaming
    That's why I am Really surprised when white people Do notice
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    Jan 24, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    Avsigkommen saidWhat is your obsession with white people?


    lol whiny fools just never stop
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 24, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
    Ohno saidI have only ever been white so I have nothing to compare it to.

    Are you saying you can only learn from your own experiences?

    I think I learn from other people and also from being able to compare my experience with others, and it's obvious in the diverse society many of us live in that inequality still exists.

    If you think about it, how many books about racism are published each year? Most of the people involved in the discussion aren't white. Racism is always being fought by the people who are being discriminated against. But who do you think they are fighting? They are not fighting imaginary ghosts. Half the time they are fighting white people who sit back and say, I have no idea what you're talking about.

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  • PolitiMAC

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    Jan 24, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    Yet again, another 'racist white people' thread. I'm really getting over this racism against white people.

    Oh yeah, I said it. Non-white people are licensed to constantly accuse white people of being racist with no recourse, because it is the politically correct thing to do to blame white people for all the woes of every non-white race.

    Here in Australia, Asians are another addition to society. They are employed sometimes OVER white people. I've seen plenty of black people here in expensive suits in the city.

    The Left and PC love to TAKE offense. There's no evidence of 'white privilege' occurring on a systemic level, even a societal level.

    Sure, there may be incidents where it happens, but there are plenty of incidents where it happens to white people also, you just don't hear about it.

    People might note a higher rate of employment or trust in white people over black people for example. The fact that there is a high rate of crime in the black community may have something to do with that.

    PS: Of course I do not condemn black people as being all criminals, but the statistics and rates of it happening will have an effect. It would be naive to think that it would not.
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    Jan 24, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    ReeBad19 said
    I Said what she SAID in different words! Saying " I know as a light skinned person me and white people" is saying Exactly what I said because it IS a comparing action! I Interpreted it based on her wording and inflection. She may not have intentionally meant it that way, but its no better than saying " I don't approve of the situation I've been put in but yes I get as much of a good deal as the people who created the siutation itself"...

    So Step Off...



    Oh I'll step IN

    First of all you are discrediting the point of the video. She is not putting herself on the level of white person and she has no desire to be on that level ( i talk to her alot ), HOWEVER she knows full well of the privilege the lighterskinn black/mulattoes have, if you think there is no privilege in being light then you are discrediting the very function and structure of racism and anti-blackness.

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    As I was signed out I noticed a reply from Jmusmc85 saying that I post videos of "ratchet women".
    Didnt I hear at the last flamewar you were a drug addict whore or something ? How could the opinion of a drug addicted slut mean anything to me in terms of judging whats ratchet ? When I am your age I will be married and a deleted RJ account long gone instead of being a 30yr old drug addicted ghetto slut who lets men use him like a sexual toilet ( still getting dumped on I see ) and comes on the net to tell everyone about it every single night, and harassing 21, 20, 19 and 18 yr olds.

    lol bye sweetie
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  • RainAndSnow

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    Jan 24, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
    PolitiNerd saidYet again, another 'racist white people' thread. I'm really getting over this racism against white people.

    Oh yeah, I said it. Non-white people are licensed to constantly accuse white people of being racist with no recourse, because it is the politically correct thing to do to blame white people for all the woes of every non-white race.

    Here in Australia, Asians are another addition to society. They are employed sometimes OVER white people. I've seen plenty of black people here in expensive suits in the city.

    The Left and PC love to TAKE offense. There's no evidence of 'white privilege' occurring on a systemic level, even a societal level.

    Sure, there may be incidents where it happens, but there are plenty of incidents where it happens to white people also, you just don't hear about it.

    People might note a higher rate of employment or trust in white people over black people for example. The fact that there is a high rate of crime in the black community may have something to do with that.

    PS: Of course I do not condemn black people as being all criminals, but the statistics and rates of it happening will have an effect. It would be naive to think that it would not.


    But it makes us white progressives feel good when we say there is "white privilege" so stop trying to spoil our party.
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    Jan 24, 2014 11:13 PM GMT
    You know, when I see someone who's better looking than me, I don't NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG them about admitting that they're leading a more privileged life. That would be so small.
  • Eli_jah

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    Jan 24, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidYou know, when I see someone who's better looking than me, I don't NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG NAG them about admitting that they're leading a more privileged life. That would be so small.


    I'm sorry, but racism >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "lookism" any day.

    But I maintain that "white priviledge" is more psychological than real.

    The longer POC stay feeling bitter and inferior, the longer they will stay "oppressed". The best revenge is to live the best life possible, or at least strive to.