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Fri Apr 10, 2015, 03:35 PM

 

White people, don't forget to check your white privilege

... box on your tax forms. It reduces your federal tax rate by a cool 10%. April 15 is coming.

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Reply White people, don't forget to check your white privilege (Original post)
GummyBearz Apr 2015 OP
upaloopa Apr 2015 #1
el_bryanto Apr 2015 #2
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2015 #4
upaloopa Apr 2015 #7
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2015 #16
upaloopa Apr 2015 #5
el_bryanto Apr 2015 #10
upaloopa Apr 2015 #13
upaloopa Apr 2015 #14
romanic Apr 2015 #11
qwlauren35 Apr 2015 #18
AgingAmerican Apr 2015 #28
MicaelS Apr 2015 #27
Behind the Aegis Apr 2015 #30
MicaelS Apr 2015 #33
Behind the Aegis Apr 2015 #35
MicaelS Apr 2015 #37
Behind the Aegis Apr 2015 #40
AgingAmerican Apr 2015 #31
Oktober Apr 2015 #24
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #29
oberliner Apr 2015 #43
One_Life_To_Give Apr 2015 #3
MrScorpio Apr 2015 #6
Starry Messenger Apr 2015 #8
romanic Apr 2015 #9
GummyBearz Apr 2015 #12
romanic Apr 2015 #17
Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2015 #15
GeorgeGist Apr 2015 #19
kwassa Apr 2015 #20
Behind the Aegis Apr 2015 #21
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #23
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #22
dissentient Apr 2015 #25
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #26
Behind the Aegis Apr 2015 #36
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #38
Behind the Aegis Apr 2015 #39
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #41
Jamaal510 Apr 2015 #32
akbacchus_BC Apr 2015 #34
DustyJoe Apr 2015 #42

Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 03:43 PM

1. I wonder when this pivigage thing will

wear out?
I really don't think most white people are in denial about the idea that minorities have had a tougher time in this country than white people as a whole. We did not have a civil rights movement for white people and we did not have affirmative action because there was no real need for it.
Many people need to keep the idea going that white people don't know of privilage and so I guess you will get replys to the OP.
If it is meant to be humor I don't think it is funny and I don't think you represent the view of most white people.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 03:47 PM

2. I don't really understand why you and others get upset at the mention of it

Some people see the concept of white privilege as a valuable tool to understand the world we live in. Some people don't. But just mentioning it, particularly as part of a joke, . . . i don't get why that should bother you.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:20 PM

4. I think you know why ...

 

If "Them folk" would just let it go, then I don't have to consider whether what little I have, I actually earned.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:35 PM

7. You don't know anything about me.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:14 PM

16. I know what you by the comments you post. n/t

 

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:33 PM

5. I am not upset with the mention of it

You should know that by now. If you read what I said instead of pushing your position.
You need for people to be upset that is the reason you say what you do.
Again I agree that there is white privilege. I disagree that most white people don't know they have it!

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:46 PM

10. I guess it's lines like this

If it is meant to be humor I don't think it is funny and I don't think you represent the view of most white people.

That reads to me like you are upset or irritated at people mentioning it. I guess I was wrong.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:04 PM

13. From now on when I see the topic I will trash so

I won't get your replies.

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:08 PM

14. When I read it I thought it was meant

to be just the opposite of what you say the OP meant. My bad

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:46 PM

11. Just forget it.

Some posters will attack you if ur not lockstep with their gospel. It's pathetic.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:48 PM

18. Go to a few Freeper type sites, set up a poll

And see how many people have even HEARD of white privilege. Add people who have heard of it but think its ridiculous. Add people who are angered by it because black people are lazy. Add people who have heard of it, but think the road has evened out now that there's a black president.

DU is an anomaly. There are plenty of BLACK people who have never heard of the term "white privilege". But if someone started to explain it, most would nod. Tim Scott and Clarence Thomas would deny it. Oh, and Ben Carson.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:17 AM

28. Republicans don't believe it exists

 

But they are brainwashed, hopeless, idiots.

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:16 AM

27. Because it is used as a club ..

To beat people over the head with. And people will only take getting lectured about the same points over and over for so long until they get fucking tired of it what's why. The phrase "Re-education camp" comes to mind. Get the point now?

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:24 AM

30. Which is the "worse" club?

Discussing "white privilege" or racism? It seems to me some are getting their feelings hurt because of discussions of white privilege, where as others are actually losing their lives because of racism. There are very few who "demand" someone who is white "feel guilty" about being born white, but rather most try to get others to understand the inherent 'rights' that are bestowed (or denied) on someone because of the color of their skin. It isn't a matter of "re-education" but one of actual education.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #30)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:37 AM

33. I think the "feel guilty" part is exactly is what is being demanded.

One of the biggest problems I have always perceived of the Left is alienating people within their own ranks. The phrase "circular firing squad" comes to mind. This topic is the latest of that type. And it is pretty obvious from the multiple past threads on this issue is that it is a one way street. Anytime anyone brings up the point that some working class poor white man is not privileged because he is poor, they get shouted down.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #33)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:47 AM

35. But that is your feeling.

No doubt there may be some who want "feeling guilty" as a part, but they are a small minority. It is actually whites who are expecting the result they should 'feel guilty.'

"Anytime anyone brings up the point that some working class poor white man is not privileged because he is poor, they get shouted down. "

Part of that is because there are two different issues in play. One is race and one is economic disparity. The problem comes because too many are misunderstanding "privilege" and only making it about money; it isn't. Poor, middle class, or rich, if you are white you have a 'privilege' based on the color of your skin and it can be very different than any 'privilege' one has or doesn't have based on economic situations.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #35)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 04:11 AM

37. I respect you because of the thoughtful posts..

You make on many other issues. I will consider what you have said on this one.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #37)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 04:41 AM

40. I appreciate your comments and your willingness to listen.

Challenging our long held notions is always uncomfortable. Sometimes, we will stick to our guns, and other times, we have to reevaluate.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:26 AM

31. Beating someone over the head

 

With something they have zero control over is just stupid, particularly when done to allies. Those who engage in such nonsense have an agenda, IMHO.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:05 AM

24. Hey... Some folks find it hard to pass up the opportunity to be an ass...

 

... and then claim victimhood when asked about it.

Must be alluring...

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:23 AM

29. Thank you and I agree with you.

I remember when the Kennedy's (John) was running for President and he visited Appalachia and saw the conditions there, he was appalled. The majority of those people were whites and lived in abject poverty and his brother (not sure, the other one who got killed), vowed to make their lives better. Since then, no other President has stepped in to help those people. There was a documentary that Lisa Ling did and it was so sad. The guy who controlled the coal mines built a mansion and his rationale to Lisa Ling is that he was showing the people of Appalachia that they too could be rich, that was so much bull shit. The disparity in wealth all over the globe is sickening and one would think that the most powerful country in the world would help its people. And as for the native Indians, that is a whole different story.

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 08:59 AM

43. "the other one who got killed"

 

You're not sure who that was?

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 03:51 PM

3. It's the Dang Tax on the Cape Cod Tunnel that keeps it at only 10% nt

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:34 PM

6. That's not how it works. nt

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:37 PM

8. No, but being Black will often reduce your income by an order of magnitude

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:38 PM

9. I hear

If u also check the "male" box u get a 50$ Visa card. Im only biracial so i get $25 instead.

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Response to romanic (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:04 PM

12. If its a male/female thing you should get the full $50

 

Maybe you aren't subtracting line 13904 from line 39158 on your form 2-K. Being male should get you that full $50

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Response to GummyBearz (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:17 PM

17. I have no white in me.

So it matters not what i subtract. :/

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:12 PM

15. The white folk getting angry with you wouldn't dare trade skin color or gender orientation with me.

 

And they know this damn well.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 08:26 PM

19. That is true.

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 08:35 PM

20. Pity you don't understand the concept. It ain't about taxes.

It is surprising how many are proud to speak from ignorance on DU, despite many links and other opportunities to learn.

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 02:51 AM

21. Oh damn! I forgot!

Oh well, I guess I will just have to suffer not being followed in stores, not being asked if they can touch my hair, not being addressed as "my brutha" despite them not knowing me, not wondering if that traffic stop will be my last, and the list goes on...

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:00 AM

23. You are so right, I forgot that one. Just go into Radio Shack,

or any electronic store, they follow you like bed bugs!

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 02:58 AM

22. You think you are funny, aren't you!

I don't think you are! Just look at cops on tv and there is your white privilege. Need I say more? They show that shit on TV for blacks to see that if they drive whilst black in a modest car, they stole it.

I really wish I could tell you how I feel, but someone is going to report me to the Admins. so you please have a nice white night and may you not get called over whilst driving as white!

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:08 AM

25. Every day I curse the Gods that I was born white

 

I have white guilt, and beat myself silly with a whip as penance on a daily basis.

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Response to dissentient (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:11 AM

26. Now you are fucking with us, that is your white superiority coming out!

You must be so proud of yourself!

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Response to dissentient (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:50 AM

36. Better to whip one's self as penance, than shot in the back eight times by someone else.

What a curse we suffer.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #36)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 04:29 AM

38. We are preaching to the choir who only feel superior, black lives do not matter!

Those folks can never understand and sometimes I shake my head at their stupidity! You know what, let them believe what they want. No point in educating the dunce. I once thought you can educate stupid, but not on here nor anywhere else. Stupid is stupid!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #38)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 04:36 AM

39. It can be frustrating for sure.

Sometimes, it can be worth it. Other times, it is just like teaching a pig to waltz; maddening for both involved. I rarely focus on the "stupid" because, like you said, they can't be taught. However, the "ignorant", they can be taught. I can understand how some get confused, but there are more than a few who just don't want to "get it" as they are more focused on their own "persecution."

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #39)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 05:00 AM

41. I understand where you are coming from. How do you teach a young

person to give up his/her seat on the bus or train that is clearly marked 'these seats are for the elderly' but the young folks are so intent on their iphones and clearly ignore the disabled person. That really riles me.

I am not a young person but I always give up my seat on the bus or the skytrain for an older person, a pregnant woman, etc. Social media is transforming the younger generation and if they are are future leaders, we need help.

I find it useless to advocate for civility and I compare it to the Jehovah witness people, they never give up. Every morning, rain or sun, they are there to give out their literature. You get beat down by the status quo and just try to exist, plus we all have our issues with our work life. You go to work, you get bullied, trampled on and you tell yourself, I have to hang in there as jobs are no longer accessible and with age, you are not a prime candidate. It is a vicious cycle. I now try to help people or charities that I deem fit. As for charities, that is another beef for me. Most charities sell your name and guess what, the CEO of some of those charities get almost 80% of your donation as their salaries.

You never know where to draw the line sometimes!

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:31 AM

32. Is this a late April Fools joke? nt

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #32)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 03:42 AM

34. I bet it is. Some people forget the date!

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2015, 06:58 AM

42. Cue the facepalm

And the OFFS not this crap again

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