johnnycee Wrote: What exactly is "White Privilege? Seriously.
jaredsxtn Wrote: johnnycee Wrote: What exactly is "White Privilege? Seriously. White privilege is being raised in an all whites town built by the American military, as was the case with Bill O'Reilly. Black veterans didn't have any towns built for them by the American military. O'Reilly is literally the poster boy of white privilege.
White privilege is not being racially profiled even though whites commit far more crimes than blacks. White privilege is not ever being stopped and frisked by police officers. And white privilege is never having to worry about a traffic stop turning into your death sentence because of a trigger happy cop. Just to name a few of countless examples of white privilege...
johnnycee Wrote: So I feel that "white privilege " is not a privilege at all but merely some group who helped a certain class of people to succeed.
johnnycee Wrote: So this Government that you speak of has at it's ahead an African-American, the highest Law-Enforcement officer in the Nation is also African-American, plus too numerous to count, Mayors of several large Cities in the United States are also of African descent, there are also State Governors who are of African descent, here in Philly we not only have a Black Mayor, but also the District Atty, both Police and Fire Commissioners , the Chair of the Election board, the President of the City Council and the head of the School district are all African -Americans, so all these Government officials are part of the "white privilege " theory? Your argument holds some merit if we were speaking of an earlier time ,I would say up to the early 60's, but not now, there has been instances of racism that's for sure, but not of the pervasive nature that you speak of.
johnnycee Wrote: Some people like to hold onto past injustices caused by many who are not even alive in todays world so as to justify their current bias, so when a 68 year old man looks across his desk and sees a black man, he then should him hire over other candidates, even those who may be more qualified because of what, past injustices done to this mans race that he had nothing to do with, am I correct, or am I not understanding the concept of white privilege? Is not this white man exercising his white privilege when he denies the white man's employment but instead opts to hire the black man .
johnnycee Wrote: I still don't understand your interpretation of "White Privilege", is it strictly that black America is not being helped by a white bureaucracy headed by a black man? or that the descendants of those long dead slave owners and oppressors should now pay for what was considered not only sociable acceptable but legal, and should it be for those descendants only? Now if the Ethnic driven organizations can't achieve what you want as some sort of parity with the rest of white America, and it's not from lack of effort, but you seem to be ok with selected discrimination to achieve that goal.