- Nov 18, 2019
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Our social structure reinforces these prejudices. Think about how much exposure your kids have to poor black people their age. Do they go to school with them? Hang out with them? Is your 10 year old’s BFF father successful like yourself?Depends where. On a playground those kids thrive. My kids have zero prejudices (they are 10 and 12). To them a kid with two moms or two dads is normal. My 10-year old's BFF comes from a bi-racial HH and her dad is my very good friend. You make up these odd views but in real life, people are just people.Success isn’t born just of hard work. It’s born of community, of upbringing, and a lot of luck. Many other factors I can’t think off the top of my head. I grew up in rural nowhere without wealth but I know I had privileges. Hard work is almost always necessary. It’s rarely sufficient.Then what is it? Luck? My dad didn't speak English well. My mom was in dental school. Eventually they did very well but it took around 20 years. I moved out when I was 17. I also had to grow up with a very ethnic Jewish name, that played real well down south....The successful often overestimate their own abilities and hard work as being the sole cause of their success.Since when does hard work and grit equate to "privilege"? Do tell.I know exactly what you’ve said about your parents. You’ve said they’ve attained high educational status and substantial wealth, have they not?Yet you tell me I am privileged consistently and you know as much about me. We all make educated guesses.You don’t know much about me so don’t pretend you do.You don’t have kids. Anyone who points a gun at a pregnant woman’s belly, robs her and then pistol whips her should be in jail for life IMO. Despicable act. The act the media doesn’t cover.His past certainly was bad. He made a lot of mistakes. Some egregious.What doesn’t make sense is you not vilifying George for his prior actions and admitting he was not a good guy.That makes no sense. You’re being quite illogical.I thought you meant protesters. Sorry. I meant 99.9%. If they weren’t we would have a lawless country of rapes and murders.You feeling okay? You can’t even remember what you typed a few hours ago.I never Said 99%. You did.Your parents didn’t grow up with privilege. You did.You’re twisting the narrative. I am a child of immigrants who came here with nothing. Our operational definition of “privilege” differs and most of the rioters are white kids. Likely privileged by your definition and you’re making up the 99% number.99% of the people out there this week were peaceful protestors wanting to fight system problems in society. You are a child of privilege living in elite neighborhoods. You’re about isolated and out of touch as one could be.Protesting peacefully is a right just like the right to bear arms. Looting, burning, maiming and killing is bad. But these people pretend they are protesters so the lines are blurry. They aren't protesters. They are sick in the head "WOKE" opportunists.That’s not how the right is seeing the issue.100% of protesters are good people. 100% of looters and rioters are bad people and should be vilified. See how that works?99% of protesters are good people by their get vilified.I did not know that he pointed a loaded gun on the belly of a pregnant woman while his accomplices robbed her and then pistol whipped her. This is the “hero” of BLM? Come on. He didn’t deserve to die the way he did but he is far from a hero. And now our cities burn and police officers are vilified. Very sad. Very illogical. 99% of police officers are great people.
See how that works?
Did you make up the 99% number in your original post?
You have no idea how I grew up. You assume privilege based solely on skin color. So are LeBron James kids, “privileged”?
Lebron’s kids certainly are privileged in many ways. Based on everything you’ve said, you are a product of privilege.99% of police officers are great people.
He did time in prison. Moved halfway across the country and hadn’t had trouble for about a decade. I won’t give up on people. I want them to be able to get better when they haven’t been.
A despicable act to be sure. But the death penalty for such an act is insane.
You claimed you earn an income that puts you around the top 1% of the nation and live in an extremely wealthy neighborhood. Correct?
You’ve also said your parents have achieved many times more success than you have, which is substantial given your own personal success.
So yeah, I conclude you are a product of privilege.
It’s an ego thing.
If you use race and privilege as the only cards then you're missing out. I ask again, are LeBron James' kids privileged?
Sure, anyone born of wealth has some privilege. But race presents advantages as well. To me, it’s undeniable. Lebron’s kids may have wealth, but any young black person can tell you society assumes certain things about people that they don’t assume about others. Black people aren’t given the benefit of the doubt in the same way others are.