Author Topic: A Great Piece on "The fallacy of white privilege"  (Read 1505 times)

Gregmal

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Re: A Great Piece on "The fallacy of white privilege"
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2020, 08:19:33 AM »
How come no ones talking about the most recent examples of white privilege? Where as a white, if you make any sort of offensive(to an extreme left twitter chump) statement, including something as simple and "respect the flag" or "all lives matter"... you lose your job, get harassed up to wazoo, become a cancer to even be associated with, and in some instances, potentially even face criminal complaints... YET

Just in the past week we've seen several high profile black athletes and celebrities make blatantly anti Semitic remarks, and then in some instances, double down on them! And get slap on the wrist "reprimands" or, in the event they are "cancelled"(Nick Cannon), immediately receive sympathy from other high profile blacks? Oh can we imagine if, lets say, Mark Zuckerberg told Paula Deen "come home to @FB truly WHITE OWNED!!! ✊🏿❤️ We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture. We are for our people first!!! For us! By US! Let's go!!!"

Strange double standard, I guess.


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Re: A Great Piece on "The fallacy of white privilege"
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2020, 08:48:33 AM »
How come no ones talking about the most recent examples of white privilege?

White people are talking about it.  Fox News is talking about it.  30% of my facebook feed is talking about it.  Seems like a thing white people are definitely talking about.

Even our local paper is covering the battle against a local Mardi Gras Krewe leader in excruciating detail (google Nyx Julie Lea if you care.  you shouldn't really care)

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Re: A Great Piece on "The fallacy of white privilege"
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2020, 09:52:28 AM »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-calls-224551355.html

Hey Mo-nique, how about addressing the issue at hand, rather than hand waving and race inspired name calling? Violence in your city is out of control! You are either allowing it, or incapable of fixing it.

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Re: A Great Piece on "The fallacy of white privilege"
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2020, 03:31:42 PM »
I really hate that argument. I didn't realize I needed to be poor and black to have an opinion worthy of debating on its content.

Well it is not an argument really. Everyone can do as he pleases.But I think it is one thing to discuss these things as an unaffected observer and quite another to experience them like GFPs son did in his story going door to door with his black buddy.

Thanks to GFP for sharing his story. It was probably the most insightful and moving post I have read recently.
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Re: A Great Piece on "The fallacy of white privilege"
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2020, 03:55:09 PM »
Oh I agree - but if you tell me that my opinion is invalid because I don't have personal experience, well I think that's a cop-out.
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