CDZ Can someone please describe White Privilege in specific terms?

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    The point being that it's a fabricated LW term like "Assault Weapon".

    Again, most "White Privilege" examples are simply examples of the majority in a democratic society.
     
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    Agreed, but that's a straw man argument and has nothing to do with the fabricated term "white privilege".

    Every one of those items flacaltenn posted from a list can be applied to other "races".

    The main problem, IMO, is that many on the Left support an agenda of race politics. If the fires of racism are dying down, they feel compelled to throw some fuel on them to get the flames back up. Fabricating a term like "white privilege" is just one way for them to fan those dying embers back to burning.
     
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    Opra Winfrey has green privilege.
     
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    JWoodie thinks enough there is no need to point out many white folks view other white folks (and probably Asians lol) as safer hires. so I viewed a reply like that as condescending (spelled right?).
     
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    Some of it is valid. In that black families that decide to live the suburban life, because that's their natural inclination MIGHT find it harder to be "the rare ones". I know in Hillbilly Hollywood, these folks are truely welcomed since they are included in a normal way. Of course these are NFL players, music people, college profs, etc. So it's also a matter of "class identification". And things might not go that easy for ANY minority adventuring out from their comfort zone.

    I think it is LARGELY a "comfort zone" issue and not a vestige of discrimination.. And for MOST of the examples given, it's largely paranoia from not TAKING those excursions into the rest of society..
     
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    Yeah, except the majority of whites. Hence the term --- white privilege...

    Yep.. It important to be able to vilify your political opposition as "racist" for them. So you're gonna throw a whole laundry list of accusations to magnify the problem. And DEFINITELY, these folks are the ones fixated on race, rather than "govt for the people" meaning class-less race-less governing. .

    Somebody needs to build a case for a TRUE color-blind society. MLK didn't get quite there.. The Libertarians have been preaching that MOST of the poor treatment and "oppression" comes from the very INSENSITIVE, INCOMPETENT ways that LOCAL govt treat poor and underprivileged communities. Like Ferguson --- where there was an average of 3 warrants and 1.5 arrests per year for EACH household and ATROCIOUS public service and competency in fixing the abuses. NOT racism -- NOT police bias -- NOT white privilege ------> just bad govt administration and service...
     
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    During the past 50 years, there has been a tremendous PREMIUM on minority job applicants with even minimum qualifications. Where have you been?
     
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    It's downright Orwellian how those who have actually benefitted from systematic racial privilege are trying to whip up even more resentment against those who have made that so.

    Blacks already have the privilege of being accepted to schools over better qualified whites, the privilege of being given jobs and promotions over better qualified whites and the privilege of being held unaccountable for their own extreme racism. This term "white privilege" is simply a propaganda technique to gain even more privilege through the use of guilt tripping.
     
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