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The assumption of 'White privilege' is disgustingly racist and abhorrent, yet it is so accepted. Why the fk is that???

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Why is it acceptable to be racist toward whites?


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1 year ago
I find the whole thing sad obviously for the past, but in this day and age there should no no white black green yellow unicorn privilage. People should just respect one another and treat others how they wiah to be treated.

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1 year ago
It’s intresting, iv kept quiet on my Facebook because I know my opinion won’t be received well, it’s a conversation I prefer to have face to face. A few points to note. 1) it’s not our country. I do like how it’s turning attention to the aboriginal issues in our own, because it’s something that most Australians have nothing to do with. Most places iv lived I would almost have never seen anyone who’s aboriginal. It’s a problem in NT and select pockets, so I will reserve my opinions till taken on more information about that. 2) in regards to America more white people are killed by police in American than black people, by significant margins. Which tells me along with many other factors that it’s a police brutality issue not a race issue. That’s not to say there aren’t race issues but being killed in an arrest isn’t it. That’s police brutality which I believe stems from their very own culture they proudly boast of. Their guns, their right to protect them selves. If civilians beleive they can shoot to kill for protection police who are constantly found in tense situations or perceived threats, the culture runs deep. 3) there are issues effecting the black communities that they themselves also need to change but they won’t acknowledge these too often. 4) the systematic problems are not the ones they think. Welfare aimed at single mothers, with a crippling minimum wage. Their whole society is fu***d up. They think anything that’s not capitalism is socialism. So many of them beleive they have a good health care system and free healthcare and education is socialism like Cuba and will be the destruction of their “great” nation. A nation where a pneumonia could possibly result in your family losing their home. Where “god” is in control so we don’t need to do anything about it. Their racial issues are fu***d up, and it absolutely goes both ways. Also George Flynn was a criminal. Not a martyr. What happened to him was wrong but this portrayal of an innocent man is bullshit. He put a gun to a pregnant women’s belly after he broke into her home while him and 4 other men stole her things. Wonder if she was begging for her mumma too? He was high , combative and tried to steal off the local store. He did not deserve to die but he was not a decent human.

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1 year ago
For something to be racist, it requires prejudice AND power. As a white person, you may experience prejudice but it will not be racist because YOUR race is in power. Australia, America, so many nations used the lives and cultures of people of colour to step themselves- white people- into positions of power. Countries were built on the backs of black people to benefit the white. Slavery. Forced removal from land. Forced removal of children. Forced removal of culture. The legal system favours white people, social institutions favour white culture, internalised prejudices favour white people. As a white person you are undeniably, irrefutably in a position of power, so “reverse racism” cannot exist.

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1 year ago
Woah. This is so true.

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1 year ago
It’s not my explanation, I read it at Uni recently and was floored. I used to think I was experiencing “reverse racism” but once I understood what racism actually is, I totally saw things differently.

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1 year ago
This is an actual legit question that I’ve always wanted to ask in response to this but always have been afraid to with my name attached out of fear of being accused of racism.

By this understanding, and I’m not refuting it, would that mean that even though we can be racist against Asians in western countries, are they then racist against Caucasians and POC in Asian countries?

I’m just using that as an example as Asian countries have maintained their own power.

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1 year ago
This is rubbish. African Americans should go back to Africa then. America's real indigenous people do not behave like this and are not targeted.
What an insult to the indigenous Americans.

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African Americans did not choose to come to America. They were forcefully removed as slaves. Native Americans were most certainly targeted and killed in very large numbers by white people. They are one of the most disadvantaged cultures in the states. Get some facts straight.

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1 year ago
In regards to China- I don’t know a great deal about Chinese history, I haven’t studied it in depth. I guess the questions you would ask are ‘is one culture/race responsible for the deliberate and continued persecution and genocide of another race and have they benefited from that?’

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1 year ago
American Indians are treated even worse but you don’t hear about it.

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1 year ago
African Americans should go back to Africa? Are you for real? What an immature, uneducated, single minded response.

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1 year ago
This is amazing. Great explanation. To the person who thinks African Americans should just go back to Africa- you’re an idiot. They were stolen and shipped to be SLAVES to make white people rich. They were killed if they tried to escape. Their suffering made America rich and powerful.

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1 year ago
Give her a break. She's probably quite pleased with her uneducated words. Don't want to set off the troll now 😂

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1 year ago
Thank you for answering my question with respect and not shutting it down. You make a great point about persecution being a major factor with racism. I’m glad that this forum exist to be able to ask these questions and have them answered.

Also I want to add to the other poster who said African Americans should just go back to Africa. How is that fair? They grew up in a culture that is different to Africa, with a seperate language not from choice in most cases. Even if their ancestors did voluntarily move to America with intentions of a new life for their families, they have contributed to culture and communities too. Wanting change shouldn’t mean having to go back to your ancestors country of origin, we can all want change to make the world a better place from what we now know as home.

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1 year ago
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 This last paragraph is SPOT ON CORRECT. Well said.

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1 year ago
This is a failed attempt at universities very sneakily trying to change the meaning of what racism means.
saying you can’t be racist against whites is a form of dehumanisation and goes hand in hand with the belief that you shouldn’t share your opinion on certain issues if you’re white due to ‘white privilege’
It’s a very sick and twisted way of silencing white people by indoctrinating the youth with these views.
Racism is very simple to define,
don’t let these left wing semantics tell you a certain skin can’t experience it.
South Africa is a perfect example of institutionalised racism again whites.
I’m a former university lecturer from the US and I can tell you even some of the Chinese students were shocked at the levels of left wing indoctrination.


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1 year ago
That is really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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1 year ago
So, you read it at uni so it must be true, huh?
Hate to tell you this but Australian universities are nothing but degree churning machines - operating purely for the profits generated by overseas students...
University education holds no value nor virtue these days.

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1 year ago
‘In order for something to be racist it needs to be a combination of prejudice and POWER’

According to who’s definition?
That is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard.
This is how universities are indoctrinating the young malleable minds. It has nothing to do with power and everything to do with what the definition has always meant which is being prejudice on the basis of
skin colour or race no matter what your standing in society is!

This has ALWAYS been the definition until recently trying to change it because they’re pushing a divisive anti white agenda.

Some people actually believe you can’t be racist against whites, which is a very racist thought in itself not to mention dehumanising.

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1 year ago
Universities need to stop telling a whole generation of people that it is ok for them to be put down, need to shut their mouth and keep their opinion to themselves because of their “priveledge”. Since when did oppressing an entire race become ok because of what their ancestors did? An eye for an eye is it? My daughter came home crying from school saying she didn’t want to be white (she isn’t, she is white passing) because white people are bad and steal babies. Her family is mixed- I had to explain to her that myself and my parents are not baby stealers just because we are white 😢

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1 year ago
I’m white. Growing up I bathed in dam water and had an outside toilet. The black kids I went to school with had nicer houses than me, running water, inside toilets and got to go on school excursions for free, that I missed out on because my parents couldn’t afford it. I struggled my arse off to pay rent, buy books, pay fees and feed myself through uni. A lot of the Aboriginal kids I went to school with got full scholarships that paid for everything, but they didn’t make it past the first semester. They went home to follow the path of their parents before them. Opportunity is there for those who want it......

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1 year ago
That is the dead set truth!

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1 year ago
I’ve been asking the same thing myself. Kanye west just donated a huge sum of money for college degrees and for the repair of businesses who were destroyed or burnt during the riots....problem is he says the money is only for black people - so if you were a white small business owner who was bashed and looted he won’t help you.
It’s his money and he can do what he likes but I am sickened at the racism in this.
Can you imagine if a white celebrity said they’re only helping business owners if they are white??
And the crowds are praising this type of open discrimination it’s sick and wrong!!

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1 year ago
100%

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1 year ago
Exactly!!!

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1 year ago
Many people, not just celebrities, donate money to fund the university (college) education of young black people. This is because young black people are far more likely to be educationally disadvantaged, socially disadvantaged, financially disadvantaged and the problem is generational. Probably because so many of their ancestors were kept as slaves their entire lives. Some people actually want to help young black people break the cycle and give them the opportunity they would never have had otherwise. You can’t just tell poor people to stop being poor or uneducated people to just go get educated. The fact you can’t see this is the perfect example of white privilege.

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1 year ago
To the uneducated fool spouting ‘white privileged’ above me, is the perfect example of a brainwashed liberal. No young black person in America is today affected due to slavery that not even their grandmothers went through.
Secondly they have the SAME if not more opportunities whites do to study hard and achieve something in life due to ‘AFFIRMATIVE ACTION’
Have you heard of that? It means they have advantage over any other race in America to get accepted into college or university. There is a huge amount of extremely poor white ppl too - if you put the effort in you have a better chance at success no matter the skin colour.

Do you think these african Americans would be better off in Africa or any other country? America is the land of opportunity be grateful you’re in it!!
They need to stop playing victim and do some actual studies and work. Blacks are in no way disadvantaged more than whites and it shows in the politics, business and entertainment industries.

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1 year ago
AH yes just tell the poor to stop being poor. And tell the unemployed to just go work. Do you really think the descendants of slaves were not effected at all by their history? While white slave owners just got richer and richer? You really are disgusting. Generations of culture, language and family just bulldozed out of existence and you’re trying to do the same.

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1 year ago
It comes down to choices in life.

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1 year ago
Why would anyone be grateful to live in America now?? I'm grateful I don't have to.

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1 year ago
It isn’t as simple as choices. It’s also opportunity. Not everyone has the same opportunities afforded to them

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People don’t have the same opportunities not because of race but because of socio economic problems. This affects both black and white people, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with race - the only thing blacks should strip doing is committing crime at a much higher rate than whites. It’s an example of extremely bad parenting. Black fathers leave at a much higher rate than white fathers so stop this bull crap blaming on slavery and race it’s a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY the African Americans are NOT TAKING.

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1 year ago
^ I once knew an indigenous person who came from a rough background. He was a great person despite that, very talented with mechanics. He dressed well, he was articulate, warm, funny. But no one would give him a job. Know why? The colour of his skin. He ended up killing himself. I bet a white person with the same background would have had plenty more job opportunities.

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1 year ago
^ I suppose knowing 1 indigenous person makes you an expert on human behaviour

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1 year ago
^ I didn’t claim to be an expert. Nor did I say anywhere above that this was the only indigenous person I know (which is also false). However, sadly his story isnt unique. And the point here that you clearly missed is that racism in this country is very real. And many people live it every day. If you don’t believe me, OPEN YOUR EYES.

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1 year ago
That is so sad about your friend, though if you hire an aboriginal you are stuck with them, and more often than not they don't work hard and most small business can't take the risk.

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1 year ago
Ooh dear. I think you should re word that comment babe. You seem nice but the comment isn't

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1 year ago
Assuming you mean my comment directly above yours, it wasn't meant to sound mean. I meant the the friend who would have made a great mechanic was a victim of the situation created to help him. I worked in a government office when I was much younger and they had an aboriginal trainee,unfortunately she didn't actually do any work and it was all left to me. The manager couldn't do anything about it, because she was aboriginal. It's unfair on anyone genuinely wanting a job.

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1 year ago
^^^and there is the problem. Not hiring an aboriginal person because you think they are all lazy unreliable.

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1 year ago
Though now it's if you are a millennial you resume goes straight in the bin, so it's when your from not where your from.

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1 year ago
I worked in an indigenous area and have been assaulted and called a white c word more times than I can count. But I just have to put up with it, if I make a complaint I'm racist.

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1 year ago
It isn’t just money though. It’s things like not getting profiled by security and followed around the supermarket like my Aboriginal friend. It’s not being questioned by police randomly. It’s not having your resume immediately chucked because of your ethnic name. It’s not being called a mail order and vilified like my adopted Asian friend shopping with her white adoptive father.

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1 year ago
It makes sense that they are followed around the stores more you know why?? STATISTICS.
Some groups of people just commit crimes at a disproportionately higher rate which is why for example the African American hair care products are behind lock and key at Walmart in America - those things just get stolen the most.
Blacks are the minority in America yet commit crimes at a disproportionately higher rate, you need to keep these things in perspective.

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1 year ago
I think you’ve just proven white privilege exists further 🤔 in not being treated like a criminal because of your colour.

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1 year ago
I love both these comments, I can understand why people feel they way they do. After a white young girl was savagely beaten by two aboriginal girls (completely unprovoked) the little cunts did thousands of dollars damage to the girls teeth. The animals won't get changed, because they are aboriginal, so the victims parents won't get compensation and have to fund new teeth for their poor daughter who won't get justice.
So I honestly don't care if they are racially profiled any more. Until the aboriginal community puts a stop to this, they are going to have to accept a lot of hate, because in some cases it's justified.

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1 year ago
These are all good examples of white privilege. I grew up with a lot of indigenous friends, all varying degrees of (I hate using this term but unfortunately can’t think of anything else) darkness and the ones who were very visibly indigenous used to receive a lot more security following them around. Yet it was mostly my friends who were white middle class girls that were shop lifting or causing trouble. A lot of my indigenous friends had local police know them by name yet had absolutely no record. Luckily in our community though a vast majority of the police would come and say hi, ask how their family was, ask about school and then go on their way to improve relations with the next generation. As a result they showed police the same respect they received.

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1 year ago
That's why it's so difficult as most indigenous people are lovely, some act out because of how they are treated (rightly so). But some behave like animals (as do some whites) but they get away with it. And until they are held accountable for their actions and are expected to work for a living there will be a cultural divide. And there has been a huge push on the whites side to stop our shit behavior, but we can't call out the indigenous on shit behavior or we are racist. The aboriginal elders need to petition the government to be genuinely treated equally, then maybe the white community will slowly start to respect them.

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1 year ago
Isnt it ridiculous that they don’t name and talk about the two girls who beat up and knocked out the girls teeth. That’s because they are aboriginals and the media can’t reveal that part, but if it was two white girls beating up an aboriginal the two white girls would be named and shamed!

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1 year ago
If they’re under 18 they aren’t allowed to be named, black or white.

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1 year ago
Why are white people privilaged? We cop abuse aswell

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1 year ago
We are also abused by paying for social benefits for scumbags.

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1 year ago
I'm white. I was born into a life that was far, far from privileged.

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1 year ago
I'm the same i wish i grew up in my friends house

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That has nothing to do with it. Nor does your skin colour make it the reason you weren’t.

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1 year ago
Privileged in this sense doesn’t mean wealth. It means not having a bias against you based on the colour of your skin.

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Lots of white peole are unpriveleged but black people in the same situation face additional discrimination.

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1 year ago
That is completely untrue, they actually get additional support just because they’re black throgh affirmative action.

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1 year ago
Because even if your life has been truly awful it would definitely have been even worse if you were also black.

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1 year ago
At least you’re white. If you’d been black it would have been worse.

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1 year ago
I'm not white

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1 year ago
Cheers. Me either ☺

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1 year ago
How come there was no one crying 'racism' when a black cop in the US murdered an innocent, white, Australian wiman?

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1 year ago
Because it was not racially motivated. White people have not been vilified like black people have, for centuries! I’m not saying Justine’s death was any less tragic. Just that you’re comparing apples and oranges.

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1 year ago
I wondered the same thing for about 2 seconds but this response is brilliant. I shall wonder no more. Thanks x

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1 year ago
How do you know it wasnt racially motivated?
So every time a non- white is detained for a crime its not for the crime but because of their skin colour?
Absolute rubbish.

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1 year ago
Ok, my husband is a foreigner, mixed but he probably looks more Arab than anything.
He uses a different name on his resume.
Her gets stopped through customs “randomly” every.single.time.
37 countries, I have never been randomly frisked this searches once.
Just gone the job keeper thing, his emplyer didn’t pay him for two weeks when he called to ask they said you have to be a perminent resident to get it. They know he has a wife and 3kids . He said I’m not a perminent resident I’m a citizen.

There is a lot of little things that happen to him that never happen to me. I can only imagine how much more so in America.

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1 year ago
It makes me mad this happens & I'm sorry. If it helps, I'm white, and have been frisked & had my bags 'randomly' checked in many countries, both Australian (domestic) European, Asian and Middle Eastern. It's frustrating because one admitted I fit a profile - someone who had travelled enough to not put up a fight. Some countries with cultural differences towards women were rude and humiliating. I can only imagine what's that's like on a regular basis.

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1 year ago
I’m a white gentle and have been frisked nearly every time I’ve entered a different country (and I travel a lot for work) so your comment is irrelevant. I’m married to a Muslim man and he understands why he gets searched or frisked at the airport....instead of blaming it on discrimination look at the facts and reasons behind why they do it. Terrorists are a huge safety threat and they need to search everyone adequately especially if they fit the profile it’s just how it is. If a store is robbed 20 times in the year and 18 of those people happen to be African Americans then naturally you’d be more suspicious of them entering the store do you see what I mean?

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1 year ago
I meant white *female

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Long story, but boils down to trying to commit suicide in the wrong place at the wrong time but at the perfect place and time cos it saved his life. There had been an attack in the area so the police were looking for the guys in the bush where they found my husband very drunk on the cliff face which also happen to be a closed national park so he was also “tressespassing as the park is closed at 7. He was heavily intoxicated and was thought to be the attacker. An few hours later they caught the actual guy while my husband had been in the cell. But by that Time he’d lost it completely being as drunk as he was and had explained to police what he was doing there which was when he was put on suicide watch.
The comment was made in reference to the drunken state he was in.
The lady office actually took over and one of the other coppers drove him home at 2am to me and explained everything.

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1 year ago
So no. He didn’t deserve how he was treated and I was very thankful to the two awesome coppers 3 actually who treated him with dignity and respect.
The guy who made the made the comment I later found out is extremely disliked and bounces from unit to unit because none of the coppers like working with him.

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1 year ago
Yeah my friend with middle eastern ancestry always gets stopped at airport too.

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1 year ago
^and so they should. Where are anti - west terrorists from? The middle east.

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1 year ago
If you cannot see that white privilege is real then you are a part of the problem. Look up the Brock Turner case. Tell me the same thing would have happened if he had been black.

There is a large population in the American south who still remember the days of Jim Crow laws and think there was nothing wrong with them. They still see anyone of colour as “the help”.


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Brock Turner got let off because he was a rich kid with parents who were able to pull strings. It’s a bad example to use for white privilege when there are better examples out there.

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He got let off?

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He was a C word

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You are wrong and racist to make the same assumption of all white people.

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1 year ago
Here we go. Someone throwing around the R word again. This doesn't even shock me anymore bit it is getting kind of fucking boring.

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1 year ago
It was one example and it most definitely is an example of white privilege. There is no way a black kid, no matter how rich mummy and daddy were, would have been given a sentence of 6 months and let out after 3 for raping an unconscious girl. The reasoning was that he was a “a good boy” and didn’t deserve to have his future messed up.

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1 year ago
When America brought in "quotas" to try to create equality of employment opportunity, companies were given a point for each black person they employed or promoted, and a point for each female they employed or promoted.
Unfortunately the system allowed them to get 2 points for every black female, (1 point for black + 1 point for female).
That created high employment for black females and none for black males. The consequence of this was that many black males felt disempowered and resentful, and they turned to crime, including drug dealing, which helped fuel the massive crime problems among the black community.
Just one glitch in an otherwise good program caused such social dislocation.

A white American I met a few years ago told me proudly how he had helped remove parts of computers (to prevent them working), that were being issued to majority black schools in the school district, so that black students could not compete with white students for employment opportunities.
This sort of malicious discrimination is difficult to deal with emotionally, and leaves a lot of scars.

People of the dominant race or group that is in power do not feel this sort of "systemic" discrimination.
Some countries have discrimination embedded in their laws, like Malaysia has against ethnic Chinese who are not Muslim.

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1 year ago
White privilege is a term that stems for Apartheid if you research it you will understand.

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1 year ago
America is so complicated.
The martyrdom of George Floyd , shows the imbalance. He was a criminal, with a bad history and was high on arrest and deserved to be arrested. He did not in anyway deserve to be murdered. But no one is consign the officers actions. He should be held accountable but George Flynn isn’t some innocent black man who was targeted because of his skin. He was a known criminal and was high as a kite, tried to steal and was acting erratic.
But that’s not our country.
The aboriginal population is as complex and complicated. There’s people alive who lived the stolen generation. The things that fucked them up aren’t just 200 years ago, they effect people alive today. But also personal responsibility.
How do you draw the line.
My husband is dark, and we’ve experienced racism. But they are the minority.
I haven’t been to the NT which I’m sure my opinion would change. But we are different in many way to the American political and social environment. Not sure we will be for much longer but still.

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1 year ago
Imagine being really amazing at something but not being allowed to have the opportunity to develop further. Being suppressed as a human basing or not having freedom just because of the color of your skin, something you can not change.

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*being