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    Very often regarding white privilege is how much of what is done is a legacy from European royalty.

    The wealthy whites are generally descended from the royalty in Europe, and carry on the attitudes and traditions of the royalty.

    That's why the poor whites often side with them - because it's part of the tradition in Europe with the Irish, Scottish and others who were ruled by the royalty. It was the plantation mentality, which was basically a feudal system.

    The royal families ruled by "divine right" and to this day there is that basic attitude that they are supposed to be running things. It's just "how it's meant to be" in their eyes. They are superior, and know how to rule, in their opinion. The rest are supposed to let them, because they just don't know how to do it "right."

    Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

    by splashy on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:45:09 AM PST

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