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No doubt. I can't say I disagree with this, but was only listing one way in which we have problems. Hell, I didn't even get started with sports scholarships, and you REALLY don't want me to do so, either.


And you know? Fair enough. Scholarships, programmes, should be based on academic merit. Sure, there ought to be room for mitigating circumstances, such as one's familial situation and such. But you know what? I made top honours, and I had to babysit my sibling all the while. Boo. Fucking. Hoo. I came from a farming community, and the only way we survived my childhood was to grow our own god damned crops. I was a subsistence farmer in the late 1900s in an industrially developed country. Don't tell me I was privileged. The whole "DERP, first world problems" thing pisses me off since crop failure would've meant starvation for me.

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Actually, go ahead with sports scholarships. My mind constantly hungers for knowledge, particularly in ways the system is screwing up. There's pretty much no other way to get things right than to constantly ask "What am I doing wrong?"
Posted 1/24/16
Literally everywhere, except Islamic countries because they don't tolerate White culture.
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nooneinparticular wrote:

On wealth, the top 1% control more than the bottom 90% combined. Even the difference in wealth between the top 1% and top 10% is over 1000%.


I see this thrown around a lot, and while the principle is true (that the richest people own quite a lot), the figures are false.

According to a 2007 study ( http://www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html ), the top 1% owns approximately 34.6% of the wealth in the United States.

According to the same study, the top 20% own approximately 85% of all the wealth.



There are more recent studies:


Our new series on wealth inequality reveal a number of striking trends. To fix ideas, consider first in Table 1 the distribution of wealth in 2012. The average net wealth per family is close to $350,000, but this average masks a great deal of heterogeneity. For the bottom 90%, average wealth is $84,000, which corresponds to a share of total wealth of 22.8%. The next 9% (top 10% minus top 1%), families with net worth between $660,000 and $4 million, hold 35.4% of total wealth. The top 1%—1.6 million families with net assets above $4 million—owns close to 42% of total wealth and the top 0.1%—160,700 families with net assets above $20 million—owns 22% of total wealth, about as much as the bottom 90%. The top 0.1% wealth share is about as large as the top 1% income share in 2012 (from the results of Piketty and Saez (2003)). By that metric, wealth is ten times more concentrated than income today.
--Wealth Inquality in the U.S since 1913 Zucman & Saez 2014 pg. 20-22

http://gabriel-zucman.eu/files/SaezZucman2014.pdf

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Yeah man this is bullshit iam white so why in the hell am i getting up at 5am and working in a factory all day, paying rent and living pay check to pay check?
Aint this all just supposed to be handed to me? (money, car, house, great job that i love, etc)
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>People creating stereotypes of all white people being privileged
>Ignoring long established stereotypes of rednecks and hillbillies

*slow clap*
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nooneinparticular wrote:

There are more recent studies:


Our new series on wealth inequality reveal a number of striking trends. To fix ideas, consider first in Table 1 the distribution of wealth in 2012. The average net wealth per family is close to $350,000, but this average masks a great deal of heterogeneity. For the bottom 90%, average wealth is $84,000, which corresponds to a share of total wealth of 22.8%. The next 9% (top 10% minus top 1%), families with net worth between $660,000 and $4 million, hold 35.4% of total wealth. The top 1%—1.6 million families with net assets above $4 million—owns close to 42% of total wealth and the top 0.1%—160,700 families with net assets above $20 million—owns 22% of total wealth, about as much as the bottom 90%. The top 0.1% wealth share is about as large as the top 1% income share in 2012 (from the results of Piketty and Saez (2003)). By that metric, wealth is ten times more concentrated than income today.
--Wealth Inquality in the U.S since 1913 Zucman & Saez 2014 pg. 20-22

http://gabriel-zucman.eu/files/SaezZucman2014.pdf



I'm looking several places, and numbers seem both consistent to what I posted, AND to what you claim.


{[EDIT] I swear I had a URL here, and it got lost when I posed it, hahaha. }

Says 40-50% for the top 1, with (again) 84% to the top 20%

Even your own study itself says that the top 1% in 2012 own approximately 44% (see Figure 7).

I'm guessing that the confusion comes from the difference between "net worth" and "net wealth." One takes into account liabilities, the other doesn't. Then again, they do not say "worth" once, so... Iunno.

Also an interesting fact (although little do do with the argument), it seems that the wealth (not worth) distribution in the U.S. was topped out during the Great Depression, took a dive during WWII, and has been creeping up back to where it is today for the top 1%, but for the top 10% not including that 1%, it largely stayed consistent. (According to your source, that is.) If you focus on the top 0.1%, though, the trend shows it increasing rapidly from 1979 to 2012.

The only criticism I've found of your source is that economist complain that Social Security is not included, and that would close the gap significantly. However, for the most part, the economists agree on the general trend.

Since I'm not really able to decipher the difference in "net worth" and "wealth share" as provided, I'll bow out here.
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All you have to do is fill out this simple check list. Then we can start sending your white privilege benefits. http://crc-global.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/white-privilege.pdf
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Still waiting for my privilege to kick in...
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In order to receive your white privilege package, you have to pay a small amount for its processing fee. Then, if you want to get it within three business day, we offer the eagle package plus processing fee for it. We also offer the hawk package if you want it within a day.

We also offer an identity protection so your pin number, account information, and SS number are well kept and secured.



If interested, please send your $25 processing fee to this address 1450 NW 104 ST Sweetwater, North Carolina 27006.
For more info, call 1800 - CALL TUR and speak to Turk.
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onibrotonel wrote:

In order to receive your white privilege package, you have to pay a small amount for its processing fee. Then, if you want to get it within three business day, we offer the eagle package plus processing fee for it. We also offer the hawk package if you want it within a day.

We also offer an identity protection so your pin number, account information, and SS number are well kept and secured.



If interested, please send your $25 processing fee to this address 1450 NW 104 ST Sweetwater, North Carolina 27006.
For more info, call 1800 - CALL TUR and speak to Turk.


wow what a great deal
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TrickedMJ wrote:

This must be where one throws the, "At least you don't get shot walking down the street!" card, amirite? There are privileges for every ethnicity out here, though I do think whites might have a slight advantage. Of course there's not too much of a difference, we just have privileges for different things and different reasons.


THe "at least you don't get shot" bit is more an example of socio-economic status than anything else. It's not your gender or skin color that determines that; it's the neighborhood you live in, usually due to your inability to live somewhere with less crime, most likely cause by lack of necessary income.

I know, I was being sarcastic, though if I were to be at least a little serious. There have been times where I've seen people pulled over and shot at for seemingly no reason, of course it was seemingly so I can't say for sure.
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So can this "white privilege" overcome my non-minority status disadvantage for college and scholarship applications?
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sarteck wrote:

Hi guys, I need some help.

I've been informed by many people that I get inherent privileges for being a white male, and in particular that an organization called "the Patriarchy" will give me lots of support.

I was wondering if any of you knew who I would have to get in touch with in order to receive my benefits package and/or Patriarchy ID card. (I've looked at partiarchy.org and .com, but they're both just parked domain names.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avu5NT1ZYT8


Go to Compton, they'll cash you in.


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I always did wonder where I cash in on my Shitlord card. Let me know when you find out mate.

Posted 1/24/16
Now, I don't know about you...



but, I'm feeling just fine, thanks.
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