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All you white people complaining about being mistaken for being of another European heritage. Lord. Drown in your white privilege pls

Edit: Since I'm multi-cultural (Hispanic-Filipino-Omani), nobody would ever guess any of my roots properly.
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CLarose wrote:


PatrickAupperleUtexas wrote:

As a white male, most scholarships are unavailable to me, and colleges require a higher standard to enter.


I love it when white people try to make that BS excuse. Lets be real for a second.

http://www.good.is/posts/debunking-the-myth-that-minorities-receive-more-college-scholarships/
http://laist.com/2011/09/09/study_shows_white_kids_are_getting.php
http://www.timwise.org/2011/03/a-bad-year-for-white-whine-college-scholarships-and-the-cult-of-caucasian-victimhood/

Ignorance is bliss, indeed.


Your first two links both reference the same study and are pointless. If a white person and someone of another race compete on even ground (as in a scholarship that doesn't ask for race) and the white person wins, it has nothing to do with the topic at hand. Anyone is exactly as likely (assuming they are equal on the criteria used: GPA, SAT, etc) to get merit based scholarships. What they aren't equally likely to get is race based scholarships. If a white person has more merit, he should get more scholarships. There is no need to try to correct this.

All of this still leaves out the question of admission requirements. Most colleges (including the University of Texas, where I attend) admit to using race as a determining factor in admissions. If my skin had been a different color, I would have still gotten the Top 10% scholarship and the Koch foundation scholarship, but I would have been able to apply for many more. I also may have gotten into a nicer university (although UT is in the top 25 in the world (according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings), so it would have been tough). No matter how many links (especially links to the same study) you post, it doesn't change the fact that I would have received more scholarship money if I had been African American or Mexican American. It also doesn't change the fact that I would have had a better chance of getting into the honors college.
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All you white people complaining about being mistaken for being of another European heritage. Lord. Drown in your white privilege pls

Edit: Since I'm multi-cultural (Hispanic-Filipino-Omani), nobody would ever guess any of my roots properly.


Privilege -- isn't that a form of racial stereotyping? isn't a also (along with whatever elements truth it does contain) a way to justify looking down on and judging a certain group as a whole? I love how people just ASSUME i've got it made because my skin is pale enough to hide my native heritage. You can choke on your hypocrisy. PLEASE

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It was meant to be a little funny. But actually that is fine. "Black" would only refer to X-slaves in the USA. Mainly because every other race that we consider black has roots elsewhere that can be proven or traced. Much like it's a bit cruel to call a Chinese person and a Japanese person "Asian" when they have completely different heritages. While I may be the son of Slaves I cannot attest to the Cultures of Haiti or Africa like others can. The only History I have, the only culture I have is here in the USA. And while I know no other Home, I live with every negative Stereotype possible. Minus "cant dance" " Small pecker"..... By stereotype the only thing I'm good for is screwing and being a slave. Every other aspect of me as a person is below average... (by stereotype).

Though we all have different Stories we can all understand that Stereotypes and racism are not needed. They are built from ignorance. Yet we all are racist, at least a little. It does not mean we should spread these ideas. Keep them to yourself is the easiest way to stop racism. Meaning when I see a bunch of Spanish people, I shouldn't assume they all Drive honda civics and refuse to speak english. Though the thought might cross my mind. By not acting on it or voicing it, Racism dies a little that day. But the moment I walk up and ask them, "So what color is your civic, HAHA, you dont understand english anyway HA HA HA"..... The racism has grown 100fold in two sentences.


Can't disagree with that. But once someone does speak like that it behooves those of us who disagree with racism to speak up and speak out.

And fair is fair. I had a Jamaican lady at work boldly say that there were "too many Indians (from India) in Brampton(City in the Greater Toronto Area)" I told her that if I had said something like that I would have been called a racist. Why wasn't it racism when she said it? It gave her pause for thought at least.


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Yup, because since i'm white i'm a blue eyed devil who is responsible for all the cruelties done to all the other races. I'm responsible for slavery, for imperialism, for the crusades....Why? Because i'm white. Get it all the time.
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Hahamoody wrote:

All you white people complaining about being mistaken for being of another European heritage. Lord. Drown in your white privilege pls

Edit: Since I'm multi-cultural (Hispanic-Filipino-Omani), nobody would ever guess any of my roots properly.


Privilege -- isn't that a form of racial stereotyping? isn't a also (along with whatever elements truth it does contain) a way to justify looking down on and judging a certain group as a whole? I love how people just ASSUME i've got it made because my skin is pale enough to hide my native heritage. You can choke on your hypocrisy. PLEASE



Oh my God. You're not joking, aren't you?
Yes, pointing out privilege is OBVIOUSLY racial stereotyping, just like how male privilege is obviously GENDER stereotyping-- how straight privilege is OBVIOUSLY sexuality stereotyping.
Never did I assume you've "got it made". I am merely pointing out the privilege you're automatically endowed with that you are unable to see it from a third person's perspective. it's the fact many people take the system for granted since you've been taught to never acknowledge your privilege, that in turn, oppresses other minorities.

http://www.amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html

http://thisiswhiteprivilege.tumblr.com/

http://unfaircampaign.org/

http://endracismandhomophobia.tumblr.com/gayschool101
Please, before replying, read a bit of that and educate yourself of your privilege.


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Yup, because since i'm white i'm a blue eyed devil who is responsible for all the cruelties done to all the other races. I'm responsible for slavery, for imperialism, for the crusades....Why? Because i'm white. Get it all the time.


Boo-hoo, your life must be horrible! For people to call you an imperialist because of the imeddiate oppression they're facing ona daily basis!
You are not responsible, but your ancestors are; because of that history, you are given privileges. If you want to be a decent human being, learn about your privilege and stop acting like the whole world revolves around you.
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(Emphasis mine)

I love how you assume that because I disagree with you that I am white, male, straight, and cis-gendered. I can pass for the first( although strictly speaking I'm not), and unfortunately for your purposes I was born the second, at that point your assumption fails.

I've read a portion of the links you've posted. and will read more before replying further. But did you listen to yourself? Because of something someone did in another place and another time. I should apologise for the fact that my skin (entirely by coincidence, not descent) matches his? are YOU kidding?

(edit: spoilered to belatedly contain an impending quote pyramid)
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Hahamoody wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Hahamoody wrote:

All you white people complaining about being mistaken for being of another European heritage. Lord. Drown in your white privilege pls

Edit: Since I'm multi-cultural (Hispanic-Filipino-Omani), nobody would ever guess any of my roots properly.


Privilege -- isn't that a form of racial stereotyping? isn't a also (along with whatever elements truth it does contain) a way to justify looking down on and judging a certain group as a whole? I love how people just ASSUME i've got it made because my skin is pale enough to hide my native heritage. You can choke on your hypocrisy. PLEASE



Oh my God. You're not joking, aren't you?
Yes, pointing out privilege is OBVIOUSLY racial stereotyping, just like how male privilege is obviously GENDER stereotyping-- how straight privilege is OBVIOUSLY sexuality stereotyping.
Never did I assume you've "got it made". I am merely pointing out the privilege you're automatically endowed with that you are unable to see it from a third person's perspective. it's the fact many people take the system for granted since you've been taught to never acknowledge your privilege, that in turn, oppresses other minorities.

http://www.amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html

http://thisiswhiteprivilege.tumblr.com/

http://unfaircampaign.org/

http://endracismandhomophobia.tumblr.com/gayschool101
Please, before replying, read a bit of that and educate yourself of your privilege.


Davidvauhn wrote:

Yup, because since i'm white i'm a blue eyed devil who is responsible for all the cruelties done to all the other races. I'm responsible for slavery, for imperialism, for the crusades....Why? Because i'm white. Get it all the time.


Boo-hoo, your life must be horrible! For people to call you an imperialist because of the imeddiate oppression they're facing ona daily basis!
You are not responsible, but your ancestors are; because of that history, you are given privileges. If you want to be a decent human being, learn about your privilege and stop acting like the whole world revolves around you.
xoxo


(Emphasis mine)

I love how you assume that because I disagree with you that I am white, male, straight, and cis-gendered. I can pass for the first( although strictly speaking I'm not), and unfortunately for your purposes I was born the second, at that point your assumption fails.

I've read a portion of the links you've posted. and will read more before replying further. But did you listen to yourself? Because of something someone did in another place and another time. I should apologise for the fact that my skin (entirely by coincidence, not descent) matches his? are YOU kidding?


What is the antecedent of "born the second?"
Again, you are jumping into conclusions. Where exactly in my statement did I mention that you should specifically ~apologize~ for existing?
I am specifically asking you to acknowledge your privilege, and not act like it doesn't exist. Acknowledge the fact that you are born with privileges that others do not possess. Honestly, do some research. Anonymously ask what other people of color feel in places like America. Ask them what THEY think about privilege. The point is not what THEY (colonizers) did, but rather the IMPACT of their action in today's society.
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What is the antecedent of "born the second?"
Again, you are jumping into conclusions. Where exactly in my statement did I mention that you should specifically ~apologize~ for existing?
I am specifically asking you to acknowledge your privilege, and not act like it doesn't exist. Acknowledge the fact that you are born with privileges that others do not possess. Honestly, do some research. Anonymously ask what other people of color feel in places like America. Ask them what THEY think about privilege. The point is not what THEY (colonizers) did, but rather the IMPACT of their action in today's society.


No you were specifically asking people to CHOKE. had you started the conversation in a less confrontational way maybe the responses you are getting would be less ... defensive. and here you still assume that I am completely within the circle of priviledge.



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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Hahamoody wrote:


What is the antecedent of "born the second?"
Again, you are jumping into conclusions. Where exactly in my statement did I mention that you should specifically ~apologize~ for existing?
I am specifically asking you to acknowledge your privilege, and not act like it doesn't exist. Acknowledge the fact that you are born with privileges that others do not possess. Honestly, do some research. Anonymously ask what other people of color feel in places like America. Ask them what THEY think about privilege. The point is not what THEY (colonizers) did, but rather the IMPACT of their action in today's society.


No you were specifically asking people to CHOKE. had you started the conversation in a less confrontational way maybe the responses you are getting would be less ... defensive. and here you still assume that I am completely within the circle of priviledge.





Drown*. When the privilege is recognized, the water will shallow out.
Read the links when you get the time. Disband ignorance
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stereotyped?

Yes, back in the 5th grade I was in a soccer team. People on my team, and even a few people in the crowds..well, the parents section xD I was called to be "the mvp" or "the player" among them. After reaching the "little league championships" I decided to "goof off" since I was person doing everything most of the time, literly. But, after we lost the first game...then kicked out off the championships :p My teammates and a few parents started to call me "Momma's boy" and "quiter" during the walk over to the car. But, the way they said it was more like "Momma boy couldn't handle another game? such a quiter" and "Quiter!! Go back to momma and start eating." and "Well, what do you expect from a momma's boy?" and "If you were my son, I would of given you a good beating, boy". But, I was only in the fifth grade at the time :/ The ride back home was silent. after that. I quit soccer because I never took the game serious. I was just having fun, enjoying the game. But, when I just decided to do what my teammates do, guess what? I am the one at fault here, which I kinda was xD But, either way..there is my sterotyped, one of them
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Yep, everytime American's are brought up in a post on one of these forums.
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Hahamoody wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Hahamoody wrote:


What is the antecedent of "born the second?"
Again, you are jumping into conclusions. Where exactly in my statement did I mention that you should specifically ~apologize~ for existing?
I am specifically asking you to acknowledge your privilege, and not act like it doesn't exist. Acknowledge the fact that you are born with privileges that others do not possess. Honestly, do some research. Anonymously ask what other people of color feel in places like America. Ask them what THEY think about privilege. The point is not what THEY (colonizers) did, but rather the IMPACT of their action in today's society.


No you were specifically asking people to CHOKE. had you started the conversation in a less confrontational way maybe the responses you are getting would be less ... defensive. and here you still assume that I am completely within the circle of priviledge.





Drown*. When the privilege is recognized, the water will shallow out.
Read the links when you get the time. Disband ignorance
xoxo


People just want to pretend white privilege doesn't exist. Last time I checked the Forbes list of the top 1000 billionaires all over the world, almost 90% of them were white. Even the richest people in Africa are white men. Lol
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White privilege is saying that AAVE(African American Vernacular English) is “desecrating the English language”.

These people don’t know how language works because they never feel that way about English people saying “I’ll take me coat” or “the building you’re sat in”.

If AAVE or other POC-related dialects were exactly the same, but affiliated with white people instead of people of color, they would be a “cute accent”.



I don't know how many times I've heard people try and talk bad about how other races speak English or when white people say to me, "you don't sound like other black people." Well, that's because I put on a mask for most white people that I don't know so I don't have to deal with them assuming that I don't know how to speak "proper English"and that I'm some ignorant thug gang banger simply because I choose to speak like everyone I was raised with.
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assuming that I don't know how to speak "proper English"and that I'm some ignorant thug gang banger simply because I choose to speak like everyone I was raised with.


Dude, I am white. And I do not think of african's like that. But, this is coming from someone who was born and raised in a rough neighborhood, what would I know :p
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