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  •  Does that mean that Scandanavians (1+ / 0-)
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    Are not white?

    They are physically whiter than many of the English are.

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

    by splashy on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:06:49 PM PDT

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    •  Scandinavians are totally white (0+ / 0-)

      White is not the code word he makes it out to be.

      Although skin color is not the sole arbiter of whiteness.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:24:24 PM PDT

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      •  Mind you, I'm not making a value judgement (1+ / 0-)
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        ...about people who want to be considered "full Americans". I just want to see the complete abolition of White privilege — & I think part of that should include celebrating Irish-American, Scottish-American, Franco-American, Danish-American, & every other culture rather than telling them they have to give that up & pretend to be Anglo-American.

        (It's every bit as dumb as certain media clowns back in 2008 trying to say Barack Obama wasn't "Black enough" because somehow Africa isn't really Africa.)

        Time once again to fight cyber-spying! Defeat CISPA!

        by Brown Thrasher on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:54:05 PM PDT

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    •  True on both counts (0+ / 0-)

      ...which is part of what makes the label of "White" worse than useless.

      As an admirer of a great variety of cultures, many of which happen to be Western & Northern European, I resent the notion (that still seems to prevail in so much of America) that participating in American society means having to become honorary English — for that is what "White privilege" means.

      Time once again to fight cyber-spying! Defeat CISPA!

      by Brown Thrasher on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:29:59 PM PDT

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