Whites playing the political victim card

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    Are whites racially oppressed? - CNN.com


    "We went from being a privileged group to all of a sudden becoming whites, the new victims,'' says Charles Gallagher, a sociologist at La Salle University in Pennsylvania who researches white racial attitudes and was baffled to find that whites see themselves as a minority.

    "You have this perception out there that whites are no longer in control or the majority. Whites are the new minority group."



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    For many decades, white people saw themselves as individuals, not as members of a race, says Matt Wray, a sociologist at Temple University in Pennsylvania, who writes books about white studies.

    "We are often offended if someone calls attention to our race as shaping how we view the world," says Wray, author of "Not Quite White." "We don't like to be pigeon-holed that way. Non-white Americans are seldom afforded this luxury of seeing themselves as individuals, disconnected from any race."


    Still, Wray says anxiety among whites over their place in America is nothing new. Some 19th century whites worried about slave revolts. During segregation. some worried about blacks they labeled as "uppity Negroes."

    "Whites have never really felt terribly secure in their majority status," he says. "It's often said that it is lonely at the top, but it's also an anxious place to be, because you live in constant fear of falling."


    Now we know why so many whites are against affirmative action, not because they're unfair but because they fear a minority person will knock them from the top and when Obama became the first elected black President all hell broke lose and those fears came to the surface, now so many whites are playing the victim card for unjustifiable reasons after all these years of ridiculing minorities who legitimately had a reason to raise hell.


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    No, you don't 'know', you 'think you know'.... not the same thing at all. Just because some sociologist makes a comment about something doesn't make it fact, it's opinion. It should be taken as such - it should be considered - but making statements as fact (ie, what you KNOW) based on someone else's opinion is, frankly, not very intelligent.
     
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    That is your interpretation of the study?
    No wonder you have such a chip on your shoulder.

    Said it once and I will say it again....

    Your sig says you love being black.

    My guess is the black community doesnt feel the same about you.

    Your thought process is a disgrace.

    Now...go ahead...please....call me monkey as you seem to like to do....
     
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    On a different note, when you repeatedly have to dumb down Hiring Tests and Qualifications, to accommodate what you depict as a more balanced colorful staff or crew, you are cheating all of us and putting all of us at risk. You sacrifice quality, integrity, fairness, competence, and much more, to appear politically correct. That is a lose-lose scenario Bass.

    That seems more like compounding a problem, rather than seeking resolution and address the issues that cause the discrepancies. Just a thought.
     
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    Holy shit! Before you know it our illegitimate birth rate is bound to be up there in the 70+% area with blacks, our number of high school school drop outs will soar, white on white crime will explode, many guys will adopt the chic fashion statement of walking around with their asses hanging out of their pants, etc., etc., etc. Hell, then if we can master ebonics we just might be able to finally get jobs we're not qualified for, but we'll be a hell of an enhancement to diversity.
     
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    Well considering this:

    • A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll found 44% of Americans surveyed identify discrimination against whites as being just as big as bigotry aimed at blacks and other minorities. The poll found 61% of those identifying with the Tea Party held that view, as did 56% of Republicans and 57% of white evangelicals.

    I believe its true since Fauxnews and several rightwing leaning news outlets and blogs keep playing up on white fears, consider these things:

    • Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh argued in a radio show that Republicans are an "oppressed minority" in need of a "civil rights movement" because its members willingly sit in the "back of the bus" and "are afraid of the fire hoses and the dogs."

    • Fox talk-show host Glenn Beck led a march on Washington (attended primarily by white people) to "restore honor," and once called President Obama a racist with a "deep-seated hatred for white people and white culture." He later said he regretted making that comment.

    • Conservative news outlets ran a number of stories last summer highlighting an incident from the 2008 elections, in which activists from the New Black Panther Party appeared to be intimidating voters at a polling place. Those claims were never proven.


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    Don't know. But Im not being oppressed. I choose not to be a victim.
     
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    This is dumb. Wide conjecture that you are drawing from a couple simple comments. I'm a minority, but I don't believe in affirmative action. I think it's NOT fair. I've gone back to school to get my BSN. For years I've had a hard time getting any kind of financial aid of any kind, except for the school constantly trying to throw me into the minority scholarship bin. I refuse to take it, because I don't think it's fair that that money should be made available to me simply because of my race. And I don't think it's fair that other avenues of financial aid have been cut off from me in the past because of my refusal to accept minority scholarships.

    But then again, what do I know. I'm just an entitled white man afraid to fall from the top. Oh wait, I'm not!
     
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    I'm a self made black man and a supervisor working for the federal government and I can affirm that no one has ever had to dumb down a God damn thing for me. When people discriminate and use those tests to keep back minorities we all do suffer and there is cheating, but cheating and suffering are nonexistent until white people are affected.
     
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    Yeah, I like being black in a country that has historically despised black people despite our contributions to the formation of this country and its culture.
     

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