Quote from: dashrashi on April 05, 2008, 01:16:46 PMCady, omg, this thread. I tried?
Cady, omg, this thread.
Quote from: Cady on April 05, 2008, 01:29:42 PMQuote from: dashrashi on April 05, 2008, 01:16:46 PMCady, omg, this thread. I tried?No, I saw. It's just..."What white privilege? I don't feel privileged!" over and over and over...oy.
As a white person, I feel my penis is hard.
BitchPhD has a very timely post up here, which includes a discussion of white privilege and redlining minority neighborhoods.
If your folks owned their own home, if they made middle-class wages, if they went to college, then they damn well *did* benefit from racism--consciously or no--and that benefit was certainly passed on to you in the form of educational opportunities, educational expectations, the ability to pay for poo like summer camps and after school programs, access to things like museums and music lessons, boy scouts or 4H programs, organized sports and community swimming pools, borrowing down payments from grandma and grandpa, knowing about financial aid forms because mom and dad filled 'em out back in their own day, and all sorts of other hard economic advantages.
Stereotyping an entire race based on the advantages that 75% of that race has enjoyed is ridiculous.