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  •  You are back - in this diary - denying (1+ / 0-)
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    white privilege.

    You didn't learn anything from getting donuts here:

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    by Denise Oliver Velez on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 03:03:54 PM PDT

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    •  Denying implies an existence. (0+ / 0-)

      White privilege is a dumb hypothesis that doesn't actually apply to most whites. Privilege does not have to exist for other individuals to experience discrimination. What you are engaging in there is a false dichotomy fallacy.

      I am not afraid of "donuts". I stated nothing wrong and spoke with absolute civility. But your argumentum ad populum fallacy is duly noted.

      So go ahead. Continue to prove my point of why the progressive movement remains fractured. Because you care more about grandstanding your ego and prejudice against whites than you do about furthering progressive goals.

      You get your little friends to "donut" all of my posts if you like. I won't be silenced by bullies and I won't accept racial guilt from prejudiced people who want to create a double standard on who can and can't defend themselves.

      Got it? No. You won't get it. But you'll have heard it, which is enough. You can pretend not to care but you can't pretend not to hear. The only thing for prejudiced people like you to succeed is for good people to do nothing.

      •  Sigh. (4+ / 0-)

        Whether or not you choose to see it, it does exist.  And while it can be seen anecdotally, it's far more visible statistically.

        Privilege does not have to exist for other individuals to experience discrimination.
        Well, actually, the ability to not experience discrimination is privilege.

        Privilege means 'private law', ie, the notion that certain laws, whether legal or social, simply don't apply to some people.

        If you're white, you'll never get pulled over for DWB, never be hunted down by some whackjob neighborhood watch for daring to walk down the street while black.  Because that 'private' social law says white people aren't automatically so suspicious when they dare to walk down the street with a bottle of tea and a bag of candy that they have to be confronted and killed.

        And unless you come from multi-generational poverty, you even inherited economic privilege not available to the vast majority of minorities.  Got a decent education?  Privilege.  Raised in a household where you weren't worried about whether or not you'd be living in the same house the next month?  privilege.

        Hell, I've been below the poverty line for the last 3 or 4 years in income, but thanks to the privilege my parents had, I'm not homeless, not using government programs for the poor, and I still have internet access.

        You might not want to accept the blame for violence committed by people before your birth, but if you just think about it, you can't deny that you benefited from that violence.

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