How do you not understand that white privilege is in fact REAL as it can be. Whte privilege is not being singled out because of your skin color, it's having fair trails, did you know that if a white male is convicted with the same crime as a black man, the white male is most likely to get a smaller sentence that the black male. ITS HARVARD STUDY. Also being able to just walk out of your house not having that fear that you might get shot by a cop or be labeled by others as a terrorist, or not having to worry that trump might be out next president because it doesn't affect you in any way BECAUSE YOURE WHITE. White people are so ignorant to the fact that this world was built on the backs of People of color. The United States of America would not be the same without the hard labor of slaves. There wouldn't be a freaking White House with out POC!!!! White people continue to think that they are the superior race. They do not face the same struggles as someone of color would, it doesn't effect them in any way. If a white teenager rapes and kills a girl, jury would think "oh he's just a kid, he has a bright future" yet if a black kid would commit the same crime "he's a thug he has no chance of redemption", white people have the audacity to blame others for steal culture and "ghettos zing" their creation, yet whites continue to use things like henna, and weave. And box braids and bindis and use OTHER cultures as a fashion trend. LETS NOT MENTION HOW MUCH CULTURE APROPRIATION HAPPENS IN THE HOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY. But I'm gonna stop right here because I don't you white people to get to butt hurt about the truth
I am a caucasian and I have to work for everything. I've had to earn trust and everything I have today. An example that white privilege does not exist can be found almost anywhere. The only scientific differences between the races can only be described as the pigment of skin and a small difference in the femur bone. The cultural difference is the choices generally made by the people. If someone is shot after attacking a cop, it was their choice to attack the cop. If a white teenager was in the same situation seen in Ferguson, it would not make the news. The "race card" is pulled out when someone does not want to look at the real issue.
White privilege does in fact exist. Whites are more likely to get admitted into a school where as POC (People Of Color) have less of a chance. POC are more likely to be suspected of a crime and generalized as one whole many times. African Americans are often seen as lazy and are ghettoized.
White people have more advantages in American society due to being the majority. If they weren't the majority race, then white privilege wouldn't exist because rather than them being the oppressors due to being the majority, they would be the ones being oppressed. However, in America this isn't the case at all.
White privilege is having the ability to walk around a store without being followed or spied on, out of fear that you'll steal.
White privilege is not having your resume rejected purely based on the sound or spelling of your name.
White privilege is having your race widely represented in all media - and being portrayed as beautiful, pure, good etc.
White privilege is being sure that you haven't been singled out because of your skin colour when a cop pulls you over.
White privilege is not having to sit down and talk to your children about protecting themselves against the members of society that are meant to protect them
White privilege is having the ability to be educated and well spoken without people's first reaction being surprise.
White privilege is not having your natural hair deemed "nappy", "ratchet" or "disgusting".
White privilege is being labelled as simply mentally ill instead of a terrorist.
White privilege is never being told to "get over slavery" or "go back to where you came from".
White privilege is being able to deny that racism is prevalent because you haven't experienced any.
Of course, white privilege is real. Overall, people with light skin, not just whites, are better off than people with dark skin. This doesn't only happen in America, this kind of treatment can be found almost all over the world because of how deeply racism is ingrained in many people.
White privledge is the fact that because you are white, or appear to be white you benefit from institutional racism and pre-dispositions of society.
For example, white couples with the same income and credit as a Hispanic couple are shown more houses because they "seem" or "look" like they would fit into the neighborhood
White privilege does exist. As does colored privilege. Think about it. Are there white colleges? White scholarships? White history month? But yes, it does exist. Whites are viewed as more approachable. They are more likely to be hired and more likely to be promoted. However, bear in mind it is not as big as it was. And be aware that both sides now have privileges the other doesn't.
Whites are rarely racially profiled for being extremists when using airport security even though white extremists have done the most MDKs out of every group of extremists.
Whites have this privilege because they also run the country via lobby groups and congress. Whites are usually given the benefit of the doubt on routine traffic stops vs blacks. Black drivers (12.3%) were about three times as likely as white drivers (3.9%) and about two times as likely as Hispanic drivers (5.8%) to be searched during a traffic stop in 2008.
When you boil down to it, everyone has some sort of privilege. Whites (some not all) are able to walk down the street with an AK47 and get away with it, while black people (some, not all) are privileged with being labelled as victims and having things handed to them. Just like how you can't just focus on women in Feminism, you have to focus on both sides, they both have privilege and it should be addressed.
Side note- some minorities have begun to use white privilege as a way to justify their current social status or why they cannot find a job etc, when it could be based on another factor than their race.
Even though we have moved away from horrible times of slavery and discrimination, white privilege and racism are still prominant problems in our society. To say they aren't is to be blinded and oblivious. You can say they aren't real when black and white rapist receive equal time for the exact same crimes. You can say they aren't real when black people can get puled over without worrying about the cop being a racist. You can say they are real when people aren't automatically labeled as terrorists or thugs or sketchy based on the color of their skin. I think often times people don't want to admit White Privilege is real because they see it as insulting or like they are being called a racist. White Privilege is seen from the outside much more clearly than the inside. People need to be open to solving the problem and realizing that admitting White Privilege is a problem and is in fact real is the first step to the solution. Also, people need to realize that they are not at all responsible for their biases because they are so embedded into our society, they are there often times without even realizing.
Black people are entitled to almost everything a white person is entitled to, most of the blacks are jobless and refuse to get a job but still receive medicaid and welfare, even though they make no attempt to get a job. If white privilege was real why do they get the same special services as everyone else. Why am I forced to pay for their medicaid? Because they dont wanna get a job? Pathetic
No, white privilege does not exist, why is there a black President in the white house? Why are there so many black people in high paying jobs? Are there a F!@#$ load of colored people in the world HELL YES, can all of those people be successful HELL NO. Just because there are more colored people being born doesn't mean that whites are privileged or do we just lower the bar just because of the vast amount of people produced, turn that into a business model whites ell come back into majority... But it does not equal success, education, discipline does. No privilege just less !@#$ing and more studying.
POC get into colleges easier more than whites ( with same statistics) via affirmative action and diversification programs. Many other factors go into these selection processes too. The comic is a complete straw man, and uses statistics improperly. ( using a collective percentage and applying it to individuals) Also, what a news source decides to cover, does not institutionalize racism, it is what they decide to cover. Even then, neither party would benefit from this, giving away no advantage, or dare I say...Privilege.
People tell me that I cannot know that other groups don't have it worse because I'm not one of them, yet somehow they can know that I have it better even though they're not I?
That doesn't make sense.
You also have to remember that non-white people are not "minorities" in the world. Whites make up less than 10% of the world population, and are the minorities in many other countries. Can you still argue white privilege? Or is it just non-minority privilege?
But it is not traced based primarily. Privilege is all about wealth no matter what color you are. If you think that poor white people don't get discriminated against you're dead wrong. If you don't think a cop sees a young white male who is pivotally poor and isn't suspicious of him well you're wrong. A poor white person might fall into crime and drugs because of his environment. Privilege is not realizing that many people don't have college funds that not every onesparents can buy them a car or pay their rent. Not everyone can afford to travel the world.
While it's seen as white privilege today it's still the same privilege that has always come with wealth and power. Sure there are more white people with wealth and power now but it's not simply because of the color of their skin. It's because of the way historical events unfolded. European countries grew very powerful economically they then exerted this power on others which is typical of our species. This has carried offer to the present with European people having more wealth but this isn't because of the color of there skin.
Please explain to me how being born in a poor family with a dad who was a drunkard privileged. Explain how my dad beat the shit out of me and my mom privileged. Explain how being robbed and then having what little we had stolen privileged. Explain that to me without pointing out my race.
If white privilege was real it would be white lives matter not black lives matter and the police would try and make it so there were more white people than black people, everyone would try and make it so there were more white people than black people. If white privilege was real white people would be getting smarter and more successful and not be held back in education and career choice because of stupid black people. If white privilege was real then white people didn't earn their money it was given to them freely. If white privilege was real then whites would be having as many or more babies as other races.
If white privilege was real whites would rule their own country and would be having as many babies as other races. If white privilege was real then whites would be getting smarter not stupider since whites are smarter than blacks currently and being held back in education and careers because of stupid blacks. If white privilege was real whites would be killing blacks more than blacks kill whites. If white privilege was real then rich whites didn't earn their money it was just given to them for free. If white privilege was real then whites invented slavery not blacks, blacks invented slavery actually. If white privilege was real then the cops would make sure there was just as many or more white people than black people and instead of black lives matter it would be all lives matter or white lives matter.
White privilege is not real, because by definition, it assumes that ALL white people are better off than people of color. If that were true, Prince George's County (which is 64% black) would not be one of the richest places in the country; likewise, half of the 10 poorest counties in the whole country would not be 90+% whiite
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