Uh, I was a poster in the thread you're probably referencing, and it wasn't seen as acceptable...The guy ended up being banned.
While reading some of the material posted here, I was struck by something. Why is it considered acceptable to post unsubstantiated comments, anecdotes, and generalizations about "white people," but no other group? Why is it assumed that because someone is white that they benefit from legacy status, are a racist, or have ancestors that benefited directly or indirectly from slavery or Jim Crow (before you answer, remember that all of the comm bloc refugees from the late 70's and early 80's were both economically disadvantaged and "white")? I'm just curious.
Economic disadvantage seems to be a major argument for racial preferences. I have yet to figure out why myself. It's interesting that you would say that being "poor and white" is a choice though. Is it a choice to be poor and African American? Or poor and Latino? Or are those environmental conditions that require that the playing field be adjusted?