CDZ Can someone please describe White Privilege in specific terms?

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    It seems to me to be little more than having two parents in the home who place some value on education. Interestingly, this "privilege" is also enjoyed by most Asian-Americans...
     
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    The system in which a white teacher is more likely to view a black student as a threat, while identifying with the white student, and result in harsher punishments for the same kinds of misbehavior.

    That's one example. It is not a 100% occurrence. There are too many other factors at work that means that it's practically impossible to quantify. But it exists, like the other prejudices in our world.
     
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    So a black teacher who is more likely to view a white student as a threat, while identifying with the black student, is black privilege?
     
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    Many black students (not all, maybe not even most) use the race card as an excuse for being disruptive in class.
     
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    And since teachers don't want to be labeled as racist, this black student gets a little more leeway.
     
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    What if it's a black teacher, I've seen them favor black students, is that because of slavery or is that white privileged too?


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    Isn't the concept of "White Privilege" a form of racial profiling?
     
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    When a white employer is more likely to employ a white person because they identify with them and feel they will "fit in" better, that is white privilege. Given that there are more white employers than black, white people are more likely to benefit from this preference. From a percentages standpoint, it is a privilege.

    Again, there are lots of other factors in play, so it is not a 100% occurrence.

    Think of it as a deck of cards. You get a deck with 6 aces instead of 4. You are more likely to get an ace, but it doesn't mean you will get an ace every time. Still, you would choose the deck with more aces.
     
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    Yeah. But there are more white teachers than black. The chances of benefitting from black privilege (or preferential treatment) are considerably less.
     
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    Kids don't think that far ahead. They might accuse racism to mitigate punishment after the fact.
     

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