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    Quote Originally Posted by Brat View Post
    No Such Thing.
    You are right, there is no such thing as white privilege, and as posted above, it is a racist statement. But then, "black lives matter," is also racist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SneakySFDude View Post
    Emphasis mine. Now that is an interesting statement. Individual, collective or both?
    I would say individually, and when the culture promotes an entrepreneurial spirit the benefits become collective. However, you can't mandate people to be productive, I've heard the square root theory, where in a company of 100 people 10 will contribute half of the productivity and the other 90 handle the other half. In my experience, that seems about right, but I never had a large enough crew to really test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan40 View Post
    You are right, there is no such thing as white privilege, and as posted above, it is a racist statement. But then, "black lives matter," is also racist.
    I have no qualms with them have their black pride, but if I proclaim pride in my heritage it's suddenly bad. It's the double standards.

    i wish I had not lost the link, but it was an analysis in the racial diversity of Harvard or Princeton if they removed the racial quotas. Each group would be helped, except a small portion of white people, and black people admissions would drop from like 19% to 0.9%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notofimport36 View Post
    Try telling a liberal that people are not all equal. They go haywire, immediately jumping to racial lines.
    Nothing is equal. That's not the nature of life. We do our best with what we have. In fact capitalism/trade is the only societal structure that evens the playing field as much as realistically possible, for all human beings. This is because the only color, which belongs to no race, religion, sex, size, appearance, or natural born creation of each individual human, is green. Green/money/trading labor is there for everyone and owned by no one.

    Each and every individual in the American society has the opportunity to prosper and belong to their desired station in life. When we don't get to where we want to be, in a society driven by trade, it is not the fault of another. It may not even, always, be the fault of ourselves. It may just be a series of unfortunate events. The stronger and more determined may acquire what they want while another, not as strong person will not succeed in the same exact circumstances. But the point is that the opportunity is always there for everyone.

    It's the creation of unnatural, fabricated distribution that has kept and keeps people down when slipped into a trade labor society. The US is not strictly a trade labor nation. The fabricate arrangements called socialist programs, and the over regulatory policies that relieve individuals from personal responsibility, yet put unattainable conditions on supplying entities that prevent them from operating, simply to protect people from their own incompetence, is the reason for all failings in the American Experiment.

    Maybe I should have put this on a rant thread. It's just so frustrating thinking about how badly politicians have screwed everything up. This country could be so much farther along in prosperity for all if we respected and adhered to the idea of trading labor, individual rights, and personal responsibility. Had we just followed the wisdom of our fore fathers and the intent of each constitutional law designed to make America live up to it's potential, we wouldn't have the quantities of ills in America that we currently have. There'd be less death, less hate, less suffrage, less inequality, less divide, more pride, more peace, more prosperity, more unity.

    True that in comparison to other nations America has less bad and more good, but in comparison to what today's America could be, we are greatly lacking and in fact heading in a downward spiral if we don't throw a wrench in the democrat/socialist/progressive/corruption mechanism.
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    Can't we all just get along!

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    The white privilege concept has so many holes in it, that it could be swiss cheese. Indeed, there is a racism issue, but it is significantly less than what it used to be pre-1960's. We've come a long way. Segregation has ended; Jim Crow laws are no more. There are affirmative action and inclusion committees in schools and many work environments (HR). There are scholarships and grants and all kinds of financial aid for minorities to get better education to get ahead in life- at least in college.

    People are now saying you can't be racist against white people because white people have some sort of imaginary "upper hand" that puts minorities at a disadvantage. To the believers in White Privilege, I ask- my ancestors were from both the Czech republic and Germany- should I feel entitlement because the Czechs were persecuted by the Nazis, or should I feel guilt because my German ancestors were from the oppressing country? Where do I stand?

    White Privilege doesn't make sense because you're blaming someone for the actions of other people. Sometimes, a new generation can be better than the previous generations. Didn't we all watch Lion King II? Kovu, son of Scar, is blamed for the actions of his family. When his mother tries to corrupt him into getting into Simba's pride to kill him, Kovu realizes this is wrong and doesn't go through with the plan. But he still gets judged, and banned from the pridelands. Later on in the movie, he finds Simba's daughter, Kiara, and the two try to make amends between their families. Kind of like Romeo and Juliet at the beginning, I guess. But still, isn't it sad that a kid's movie is teaching about acceptance and looking forward to a better future, yet the company who produces this movie supports the white privilege concept?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Tex View Post
    In 1966, i applied, with over 300 other applicants, for one of five positions open for police officers in a small city in Colorado. When I showed up for the written test I was shocked at how many people wanted to be a police officer, I was not shocked that they were all men and all white. No blacks, no Mexicans, no Asians, no women.

    Now that was white privilege.

    I don't get how that was white privilege? Did they stop women, blacks & Latino's from applying or entering the building? Did they say that only whites can apply?

    The reason that I question it is because we have to be careful about broadening the scope of what white privilege is. The left is constantly doing just that. Like I've said before while I'm mostly (as far as I know) Indian I'm generally taken to be Mexican. To the point that many people speak Spanish to me. So did I get "white privilege, not that I know of. Did I on the other hand have to suffer from being taken for non white, again not that I know of. White privilege is nothing more than a cause to get votes. Nobody talks about black privilege do they & there's a lot of that going on. We need to get past the "man is keeping me down" & admit that 99% of the time it's the guy that you look at in the mirror that is keeping you down, nobody else.
    Exactly. Nowadays, they are deliberately promoting people of minority races just because of their race. I thought that was racist? Oh wait, you can't be racist against white people. I forgot.
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