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Can White People Experience Racial Discrimination?
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[ i apologize for the inconvenience if there's already a thread about this. ]


I'm genuinely curious to see what you guys think. I want to see some possibly valid proof that white people can experience it. How and why should white people be offended by people discriminating them for being white. Please, heavily elaborate. I want to see a valid point.

*Edit: I apologize for my ignorance. I wasn't "dictating" what was offensive and not offensive. And I should have clarified that where I'm living in the U.S., where these kind of issues arise. Certain white people around where I live always try to make it about themselves and try to make it look like they're the victim. Anywhere else, I am aware people face discriminating issues. Once again, I apologize for inconveniencing people. I posted this because I was upset about the Ferguson, Missouri issue currently happening like it's the 1950's, and some of my white family members feel victimized. But I won't use that to justify my blatant ignorance I displayed here.
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You remind of one of those tumblr kids, that tend to shout out "check your privilege"

Anyone and everyone can suffer discrimination.

I live in the Bahamas where i was brutally bullied up until grade 6 for being white. My entire school was 95% african american and possibly 1%white.

I was beat up every single day until i finally left the school because i ended up being abused by the principal.

People tend to blame everything on white people; Because its the new "trend". If a white person does something its automatically racist. But if a black/asian/hispanic person does anything, Its not.

I am honestly so sick and fucking tired of hearing "oh white people this, oh white people that" get the fuck over yourselves and stop complaining because of one ignorant person.

Every-time someone labels something as a race crime, it continues to fuel racism.

I will not be replying after this post, because i can already tell the amount of ignorance that will become of it.
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The white guilt is strong in this OP.
Posted 8/15/14 , edited 8/15/14
I was rude earlier so i thought I should ask you a question


galaxiias wrote:

[ i apologize for the inconvenience if there's already a thread about this. ]


As an absurd topic as this already is, I'm genuinely curious to see what you guys think. I want to see some possibly valid proof that white people can experience it. How and why should white people be offended by people "discriminating" them for being white. Please, heavily elaborate. I want to see a valid point. I'll still disagree, but I'll respect your opinion.

My opinion? Sure, white people are a race. Be that as it may, we white folk do not have the right to say we "suffer" from discrimination. If you're really offended about what PoC say to you in regards to your white ass, privileged skin color, then I need you to sit down and try to fathom the racial stereotypes, discrimination, and hate they may potentially get every day.


Simple, enmity is not interchangeable with amity. So how are you going to put it on a balance to judge it on the severity of it when the answer is already personal?
Posted 8/15/14
I wasn't affected on a personal level, but this jerkass was mayor of my city at the time : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEH9u26Vlhk.

He was reelected just a few months later. Oddly enough, it was the conservative white vote that carried him over the top.

Having said that, anti-white discrimination is not nearly as deep or widespread as discrimination experienced by other races. There will be whites who insist that it is, but that is largely part of a persecution fantasy, not unlike those who claim a there is a war being waged on religion.
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AzazelOfNexium wrote:

You remind of one of those tumblr kids, that tend to shout out "check your privilege"

Anyone and everyone can suffer discrimination.

I live in the Bahamas where i was brutally bullied up until grade 6 for being white. My entire school was 95% african american and possibly 1%white.

I was beat up every single day until i finally left the school because i ended up being abused by the principal.

People tend to blame everything on white people; Because its the new "trend". If a white person does something its automatically racist. But if a black/asian/hispanic person does anything, Its not.

I am honestly so sick and fucking tired of hearing "oh white people this, oh white people that" get the fuck over yourselves and stop complaining because of one ignorant person.

Every-time someone labels something as a race crime, it continues to fuel racism.

I will not be replying after this post, because i can already tell the amount of ignorance that will become of it.



I like your comment.
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galaxiias wrote:

[ i apologize for the inconvenience if there's already a thread about this. ]


As an absurd topic as this already is, I'm genuinely curious to see what you guys think. I want to see some possibly valid proof that white people can experience it. How and why should white people be offended by people "discriminating" them for being white. Please, heavily elaborate. I want to see a valid point. I'll still disagree, but I'll respect your opinion.

My opinion? Sure, white people are a race. Be that as it may, we white folk do not have the right to say we "suffer" from discrimination. If you're really offended about what PoC say to you in regards to your white ass, privileged skin color, then I need you to sit down and try to fathom the racial stereotypes, discrimination, and hate they may potentially get every day.

So, if other people are offended, they ought to hold it in because other people experience possibly worst, more offensive treatment? Are you really going to try and dictate what should and shouldn't be offensive to others here?

I agree that there's a large difference in terms of economic disparity between certain communities. There's a lot that can be determined by your zip code. But turning that into a "white people can't experience racial discrimination" is kind of silly. It's easier to claim they're less likely to be impacted by "discrimination" in their lifetime or the limit of discrimination is often more benign (e.g. casual offensive remarks, maybe not getting into the best school they wanted, etc).
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By definition, anything that helps a minority group is discriminating against whites.

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AzazelOfNexium said "Anyone and everyone can suffer discrimination."

This of course is 100% true. However the rate of a white person being discriminated is a lot lower to that of any other race.
It's not common but it's absolutely true. Since Other races seem to be less common in society than whites they are more commonly targeted as being different. (Depending on where you live of course)
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TUMBLR IS COMING TO CRUNCHYROLL? OH SCREW THIS I'M GETTIN' THE HELL OUT OF THESE FORUMS.

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Alright well last year I, for a class, had to spend close to 6 months researching a topic, and than creating a short film about it. I chose the controversial Stop and Frisk policy that is in a few major US cities. I could go on and on about the numbers of black and Spanish men who are stopped, (90%, 88% of which are innocent of wrongdoing).

However, I chose the topic because I was stopped and frisked, once before I began and than followed and surveyed by the police again the week I began the project. I was walking in the wealthy part of my area, from where I'm not from.

In short, discrimination knows no boundaries.
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Discrimination isn't a zero sum game, nor is the seriousness of discrimination on the basis of race/ethnicity as an offense contingent upon its relative prevalence. That's enough to unravel the entire premise informing the argument in the OP, so all that's left to be said is that discrimination on the basis of race/ethnicity, irrespective of the target or its relative prevalence, is inappropriate and should be actively worked against.
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Shnooze wrote:

TUMBLR IS COMING TO CRUNCHYROLL? OH SCREW THIS I'M GETTIN' THE HELL OUT OF THESE FORUMS.



I don't use tumblr much, but i kinda like them. They are easy to read.
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Of course. I used to walk through this lower end of town on the way home from school. Some black kid who thought he was hot shit loved to give me crap and heckle me about being white and on his turf whenever I was in the area. He eventually found out we went to the same school and started fucking with me there. One day while I was heading home he decided to get physical and ended up getting his ghetto ass beat. Maybe if the fool knew how to fight rather than walk around with his hands down his pants like a gang banger he might have landed a few more hits. Anyways he never screwed with me after that.
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