Is white privilege real in certain countries?
I am caucasian and I get all the letters to type my posts with, while @KingSaturn: who is some sort of non Caucasian only gets 20 of the 26 letters with which to type his posts. @Life_Without_Progress: only gets 13 letters of the alphabet for his posting because he is not Caucasian.
It's amazing to think that Malcom X only had an X to work with.
No, unless you look at it on the individual level and it is still pretty rare. On an institutional/general level it's not. In fact, I would say it favors minorities. Atleast in Canada however, but I don't assume it will be much different in the US.
People sometimes forget how things like affirmative action helps a lot of minorities in american college admissions. In Canada being part native especially helps when it comes down to things like benefits and some scholarships. Even jobs sometimes hire other races to improve diversity.
So whatever white privileged there is, it’s probably offset by minority privilege in other areas of life.
Unfortunately, those who cry "white privilege" are more often than not engaging in a form of racism towards white people. To say that something is a "white privilege" implies a judgment against a person based on his race, rather than as an individual. It naively or intentionally chooses to think that all people of a certain race share common experiences and lifestyles. It assumes someone living in a high rise apartment in Manhattan has more in common with someone living in a trailer park in Appalachia just because both are white, than two people of different ethnic backgrounds living in an expensive gated community have toward one another. Contrary to the racist concept implicit within the idea of "white privilege" all white people are not alike, and to assert so is racist.
Often those saying something is a "white privilege" are seeking for others to view some other group as victims of the "white" people. This view portrays "white" people as the oppressors and therefore attempts to legitimize discriminating against them. Sometimes, those who cry "white privilege" will engage in faulty logic such as it is OK to blame a white person for something that another white person in times past has done. This is racism because it judges a person based on his or her skin color. However, no one is responsible for someone else's actions just because they share a common hereditary link.
Yes, minority people get stopped all the time openly carrying weapons in states with open carry, but the white people bring their assault weapons to their celebrations of traitors to the US even in states without it and its totally cool.
No comment on the threads core topic but this isn't correct. People of all races and backgrounds with open carry licenses get stopped on a regular basis by nervous or power tripping law enforcement officers. It's actually a fairly common problem for citizens that practice their second amendment rights.
It depends on the area, but you could say black privilege exists as well, as if a white lived in a primarily black neighbor hood they would probably be treated differently.
Some people have "privilege" under certain conditions, but as long as you are in a well educated mid to upper class area, I really don't think race makes much of a difference anymore.
For example I doubt a wealthy educated hard working black man would really be treated different than a wealthy educated hard working white man. However there would be a difference between how someone treats a poor ghetto black man, but they same could be said about a trailer trash white guy.
And a lot of it has to do with culture, as if a group of black guys came into a store with their pants sagging and grills in their mouth, of course people will get nervous, but lets not act like that's racist, as if a group of bald white guys with swastikas came in people would be just as afraid. If a group of well dressed black men came in, nobody would even notice tbh.
I dont think white privilege is definite, but yes it is real here in the US. I think this is due to the developement of ghettos in big cities in the past, and that the standard of living for African Americans was heavily oppressed by racism before the civil rights movement. People tend to forget that equal rights hasn't been a reality for long here in the US tbh.
I'm speaking from my experience in Europe - there are some privileges at times, that's true, but most of those loud cases are just used to justify the personal incompetence and personal failure, to hide behind that cliche.
the People of America seem to be way more stupid, oversensitive and probably, but I haven't spend more than 3 months in a row there,so I'm talking with probabilities, and probably less tolerant and more racist due to the already spoken stupidity.
the smart people don't even bother about that topic. Just look at the damn interest in it - 24 and count continues pages... I shouldn't even have opened it.
the cultural developed societies and people don't give a damn about it. they just don't. American society is clearly not one.
Yes, being born white automatically makes you a xenophobic, homophobic rich self entitled pompous who is given everything without working for it
I think you're seeing white privilege to harshly. It doesn't mean you are some xenophobic or homophobic or racist person that will succeed in life no matter what you do. It doesn't mean you'll never go to jail or never have to struggle or even you'll never need help. It just means that white people have certain advantages to a degree.
For example white people can be the "good guy with a gun" who saves lives and stands up for gun rights but black people can not. Take for example Emantic “EJ” Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. and Jemel Roberson
These two men were killed despite being the hero of the day.
To be able to hold and have a gun without being looked at as a criminal is a privilege that black people probably will never experience in most states, open carry or not.
I’m white and poor so I’m not so sure. Opportunities are based more so off family dynamic (how you were raised) and how hard you work for something, not what color you are.
But the biggest fallacy with this is the idea that financially successful=happy life.
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