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Are light skinned people treated better?
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Light skinned people are definitely discriminated against when it comes to the ill effects from the rays of our nearest star.
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:


We have the same problem in Mexico. Northern Mexicans think Southern Mexicans are ignorant country hicks.


hmmm this is true in the usa too
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

This is true privilege can be unconscious and collective. In Foot traffic women yeild to men. Men walk in straight lines never noticing how easily they traverse crowds. A woman's path is more serpentine and more likely to get clobbered with another woman's purse.

I would have never noticed this had I not walked in both sets of shoes as a transgendered person.



haha I serpentine through crowds, and go around crowds.
Didn't notice I did it till you said it.
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yes.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Unfortunately evidence suggests otherwise. It is one aspect of the circle of privilege. Other factors such as language spoken, height, gender etc. might make it seem that there is not much privilege in being pale. But it remains a factor

Myself I'm pale enough to enjoy white privilege even though I'm multi-racial. I find it interesting how people talk about the native population when they don't think anyone red is in the room.

Edit: The concept of privilege isn't personally directed at you. you may treat all people the same. Society as a whole doesn't work that way. Blacks still deal with unusual attention by police and neighbours, Woman still get burned by the fires that fuel feminism.




The quote above pretty much sums it up. I can only speak for USA as that's where I live and was raised, though I'm sure there are other places where it is true as well. White(light skin) privilege is real and it exists. As a black man living in the United States, there are things I deal with on a near daily basis that my white friends have never had to think about, much less, deal with. Sadly, that's just where we are as a society, but hopefully the future will be different.
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

If you're white in Arizona the cops assume you're a law abiding citizen who can do no wrong,
If you're brown they think you're undocumented scum who eats puppies for breakfast.


True.
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it's possible... and vise versa
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Yes they are...I can speak for America, south America and Central America.

I'm from Costa Rica, which is the same as USA when it comes to skin types and I have seen some discrimination against dark-skinned people but it is not as bad as in America!
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MadameNoir wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

If you're white in Arizona the cops assume you're a law abiding citizen who can do no wrong,
If you're brown they think you're undocumented scum who eats puppies for breakfast.


True.


It's terrible, there's also a bunch of homophobes down here.
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Unfortunately yes.
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I think we all know the answer to that question
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yes. My dad travels a lot, (he's black), when he went to eastern Europe, some places in the Netherlands and Russia people would give him racist comments and request to the waiters for him to kicked out of restaurants which is bloody awful since he's such a nice sweet guy. Why does a guy like that have to be treated so poorly? Even in Western Europe you get it: in my primary school the teachers would think I'm lying when I'm telling the truth (I was just a little girl, I had never lied in my life) about something so they'd send me to the wall and I'd have to miss out on my playtime. I was the only black girl in a class of 30-40 people because it was a Catholic school. For instances like this it's debatable whether it was racism but I just found it strange how I was always against the wall for things I never even did. And even when they weren't racist the kids used to treat me as if I was from some strange alien species which is to be expected, kids are like that when they see something different.

Anyway, point is in some places, white people do get special treatment. This is especially true in non-white countries. Don't even deny how you've heard that white people, especially blonde-haired, blue eyed people, are treated like celebrities in Japan. Go to Africa and it's the same, it's sickening.
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AiYumega wrote:

What the title says.

I've been told time and time again that white skin privilege is a thing. I won't accept that, but I won't deny it either.

Personally you could be orange or blue for all I care and you're still treated with respect, because you're a person. Skin color has nothing to do with anything for me.

What do you think?


skin colour has nothing to do with anything for you but it's not necessarily like that for other people. It's changing but I wouldn't say that skin colour definitely doesn't matter in modern society. It also depends the area that you live in.
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cleruninja wrote:

See, you live in NYC, that makes sense. Unfortunately, if you visited Kansas, it wouldn't take long for you to see bigotry still exists.


Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi are all way worse especially if you're gay aswell.
The racism even extend to your name.

I am fair skinned because I do everything I can to be "pale" I wear light makeup and always wear sunscreen when I go outside along with long sleeves to prevent tanning, but when people learn my name I get treated diffrently.
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Well i'm not sure about other places, but in the city i live in england it doesn't seem that good to be pale. White, yes. But pale, no. I'm often mocked and bullied for being "too white".


Really? That's horrid. I hate it when people say things like that. Imagine if someone said to me "Oh, you're too black," only then it's offensive which is ridiculous. I cringe whenever I hear people say things like that. Pale skin is pretty, don't worry about it, they're probably just jealous
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The thing about white privilege is that white people generally don't notice any special treatment. It's pretty much the norm for them, so they don't see it as anything out of the ordinary. Meanwhile, people of color (and not just blacks) tend to receive worse treatment from society. Of course it would be difficult to witness this in a city as diverse as NYC. Everyone here is treated equally. By that I mean, we're all treated like cattle to feed the rich guys on Wall Street. That includes both white people and colored people. In this city, no one gets special treatment! Although there are occasionally racists. Even if they do make up a small percentage of our population.
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pirththee wrote:

Light skinned people are definitely discriminated against when it comes to the ill effects from the rays of our nearest star.


Lol, that is true. Always feel sorry for light-skinned people, they step for a few minutes and then they get a sun burn. It's the strangest thing to me. Never got a sun burn in my life and I only found out recently that you're apparently supposed to wear sunscreen when you go to the beach.
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I believe that light skinned people get treated better. I'm asian, and if you're light skinned you're considered beautiful so everybody treats you better and if you're somewhat tan, then you're just cute and people go on with their days, haha.
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