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Students in a sociology class at San Diego State University can earn extra credit if they take a quiz to determine their level of “white privilege.”



Some of the questions include:

I can choose blemish cover or bandages in flesh color and have them more or less match my skin.

I can be late to a meeting without having the lateness reflect on my race.

I am not made acutely aware that my shape, bearing, or body odor will be taken as a reflection on my race.

I can enroll in a class at college and be sure that the majority of my professors will be of my race.

At the end of the quiz, students were also made aware of other forms of privilege, such as “gender, sexual orientation, class, and religion,” as well as asked to define any more types they can think of.


...I can think up another privilege. It's white-privilege-checklist-privilege. I'm privileged to have had the opportunity to gaze upon this checklist. Not everyone have had the privilege. Now that I'm white-privilege-checklist-advantaged, I am compelled to share this to even things out for everyone who hasn't. Here it is.



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The funny thing is - I don't have most of these privileges. I'm pretty much the american equivalent of a hikkikimori
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Take out the word "white" and give the list to the largest ethnic group in any country and they will be able to tick the majoritiy of those statements. The document should probably be rephrased "majority privileges."

I accept that minority groups often face hardships and it is important to work to introduce fairness in societies. However the recent spate of "all white people are at fault because they are white," are the exact same crass generalisations that the groups claim are wrong. Alienating those who are working for reform by grouping them with those who are opposed, solely on the colour of skin, is not exactly the wisest move to speed through reform.
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The only privilege that actually exists in this world is wealth. Anyone who thinks that 'white privilege' is helping the homeless white man living under the free-way; And, also keeping the rich black man in his mansion down, is a fool.

Not to mention wealth is actually something physically tangible and can be measured. Not like this 'Invisible weightless force' that's already applied to every white person in the world.
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I agree with MidoriNoTora.

It's about majority privilege.

The privileges that apply to white in the US people on that checklist apply to say, black people in Africa, or Chinese people in China.

For example:
-curriculum representing your race
-affirmative action
-seeing yourself represented in the people around you
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White privilege isn't real. Only racists and self hating whites think it is.
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MidoriNoTora wrote:



Take out the word "white" and give the list to the largest ethnic group in any country and they will be able to tick the majority of those statements. The document should probably be rephrased "majority privileges."

I accept that minority groups often face hardships and it is important to work to introduce fairness in societies. However the recent spate of "all white people are at fault because they are white," are the exact same crass generalizations that the groups claim are wrong. Alienating those who are working for reform by grouping them with those who are opposed, solely on the colour of skin, is not exactly the wisest move to speed through reform.


When you live in a white majority town, and are white yourself, these will ALL apply.

However, when your the one white kid in a Vegas middle school, most of these WON'T apply. It will instead apply to Hispanics unless your in the Chinatown part of Vegas, which then it is Asian.

Though it's not all bad. Mexican music is a welcome change of pace from the boring, quiet music that barely, if at all plays in the supermarket. As is the tons of hot Latina grills both at my schools and on the magazine covers, billboards, and... well everywhere. And there is an indie taco shop on every corner.

You want the best example of 'majority privilege? Ask my 5th grade teacher, who stood at 6'4, and was built like superman, even down to the hairdo. Went to a business trip to Japan, where he, more then once, got bonked in the head by the doorway. The doorways were literally too short for him to walk though without crouching a bit. Or the time his 5 year old daughter was able to ride on a full sized "big kid" roller coaster because she too was much taller then the average kindergartner. (Though that might be more minority privilege.)
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Pretty sure I've seen this list numerous times before. It conveniently flip-flops between whether race or the individual should be more important.

For example, it complains about the lack of positive role models for minorities and then complains that successful individuals should not be seen as a credit to their race... What does it think a positive role model is?
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MidoriNoTora wrote:



Take out the word "white" and give the list to the largest ethnic group in any country and they will be able to tick the majoritiy of those statements. The document should probably be rephrased "majority privileges."

I accept that minority groups often face hardships and it is important to work to introduce fairness in societies. However the recent spate of "all white people are at fault because they are white," are the exact same crass generalisations that the groups claim are wrong. Alienating those who are working for reform by grouping them with those who are opposed, solely on the colour of skin, is not exactly the wisest move to speed through reform.


I was going to say the same thing. These all apply to Japanese people in Japan, Chinese in China, Indians in India, Koreans in Korea, etc.
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1. Why is this important to you? Isn't it racist that you don't want to hang out with people from other races?

2.Okay. You got me here. Check one for white privilege.

3. This is a legitimate example of white privilege in the U.S.A. It's also a legitimate demonstration that white privilege is not a useful concept. Even if all races were proportionally represented, I would still have that assurance, and you would not.

4. No one's going to dispute that people of color have been important in our nation's history, or that they have done some important things. But yeah, when it comes to our founding, most of the decisions and important documents were made by old white guys. Deal with it.

5. Pretty much every race can be sure of that, even if it's only a small mention, like the Irish and their role in the Transcontinental Railroad. African Americans have plenty of mentions in every textbook I've seen.

6. Can't speak for the supermarket and hairdresser, but show me ONE music shop that doesn't have at least a bit of jazz, hip hop, or rap. Not to mention popular African American artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, and Whitney Houston.

7. Ok, you got me again. Check Two for white privilege.

8. This is contextual. There are black people who do exactly that to white people, and I've met a couple of them.

9. No I can't. Because I worry about racism on both sides, and that's taboo.

10. You're right. It's part of the reason we should do away with affirmative action.

11. See #8

12. This is where I start arguing with people. Although I'm sure it happens, I don't believe that fear is rational, nor that the thing feared is common.

13. You might be surprised.

14. See #1

15. Check Three.

16. Check Four. That's two in a row. You're on a roll!

17. This provides absolutely zero advantage to me. It really doesn't matter, and if you think it does, you should examine your priorities.

18. Check Five.

19. See #1

20. See #1 and #3
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Well in the first place these questions are so "loaded" I am not sure what the teacher was trying to prove.

Most of these questions don't apply to myself or anyone I have ever known....

IDK this test looks like click bait/troll bait some professor cooked up to slant the truth into making his point. oh well here goes...

1 Um no... I am not that high up the food chain to make those decsions or be that picky about whom I work for
2 Only when I shop at 2am as I am agoraphobic in crowded areas. I only shop super late at night or when the story opens because large crowds make me nervous and jittery
3 IDK I dont read the newspaper, how would I know if they are the same race?
4 Um... I cant remember school.. and I have never heard anyone talk about it... so maybe?
5 Yes.. but the existence of the human race isnt really up for debate is it? and if we discuss history or geography then not much up for debate right?
6 what music is racially representative? Food wise I grew up WA state and last time I checked you can still buy the same foods.
7 strawman argument doesn't apply.
8. No, but then again who is? I have never heard such nonsense
9 Well if we want to break it down worrying about anything is really self interest
10 subjective and strawman argument
11 Not even a realistic question to ask
12 no... mistreatment or denial of service is universal and mistreatment is kinda subjective.Customer service sucks these days
13 no
14 lol probably not likely
15 subjective especially with police as they tend to profile not only by race, but demographics, clothing, age, or even what sidewalk you were drving down that night.
16 I believe you mean "buy" not "by" and the answer is no I havent seen anything that even has a human on it... mostly cats and cute cartoons
17 define more or less..... I will say no because the ones I get are clear, and the ones that arent are pure white or a color I dont think is even close
18 huh?
19 how bigs the class size? maybe?
20 no idea, but why would that matter?

Do I get extra credit for pointing out a college professor couldn't differentiate by and buy when he proof read his own quiz?
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Lance_Clemings wrote:
You want the best example of 'majority privilege? Ask my 5th grade teacher, who stood at 6'4, and was built like superman, even down to the hairdo. Went to a business trip to Japan, where he, more then once, got bonked in the head by the doorway. The doorways were literally too short for him to walk though without crouching a bit. Or the time his 5 year old daughter was able to ride on a full sized "big kid" roller coaster because she too was much taller then the average kindergartner. (Though that might be more minority privilege.) :P
meh, as a Japanese person I've hit my head quite a bit. I got laid out hitting my head on the stairwell ceiling (I was running tho). Everything is kinda cramped (cars...etc).
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This quiz is pure and utter nonsense and has more to do with majority privilege in any respective country than purely "white privilege". There's no invisible force that inherently gives any advantage to a white person and those that think so are unjustly prejudiced. This teacher is clearly pushing an agenda with this loaded quiz, which in my opinion, only helps to perpetuate the division that already exists between us as Americans.
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Another piece of progtard agitprop served up by a cool aid drinking useful idiot.

White privilege is a delusion, green privilege on the other hand is very real...



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There's a new book that was published this year about how zoning laws were used in past generations to prevent black Americans from accruing wealth and thereby enjoying the fruits of economic prosperity like white Americans. The name of the book is The Color of Law. For balance, I've included a review from a conservative magazine. Quote from the review follows below.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-roots-of-segregation/


The Color of Law does a magnificent job explaining how much the American Dream, although commonly imagined as building the next Apple or Facebook in a garage, has relied on the multigenerational growth of wealth—homesteaders owning and developing land to pass on to the next generation, immigrants working in factories to allow their children to go to college. But from racialized public housing and zoning, the enforcement of discriminatory housing covenants, and the overt denial of government-backed financing for black Americans, to sanctioning private mobs to drive African-Americans out of middle-class neighborhoods, government intervention kept many from partaking in this generational prosperity. While white families accrued wealth as housing prices grew from the 1950s onward, many black Americans fell further behind. Rothstein magnifies how the “cycle of poverty,” “disintegration of the family,” and other bywords used to describe black impoverishment can be directly attributed to government decisions—or government failure to enforce basic rights, in the case of violence against new black arrivals in white neighborhoods.


It's carefully researched, and demonstrates how government policy directly created the wealth gap between whites and blacks.
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