We teach our students to support their points with evidence, preferably with quotes/ statistics. We suggest having at least 3. In just the last few weeks, we have been introduced to:
1. Loren Parks
2. Donald Sterling
3. Cliven Bundy.
Thesis: White, male privilege exists.
1. OR Zillionaire, Loren Parks : The let me tell you "Why Women are Fat" Guy
Parks says some women grow fat so they won't be tempted to cheat on their husbands. In another, he claims he can help heal the trauma of rape and incest victims, but not "if you're getting mileage out of it, if you're getting status, satisfaction from telling your story again and again."Net Worth $14.4 billion
2. The Clipper Billionaire, Donald Sterling: The let me tell you "Not to bring them to my game" Guy
“The girl is black. I like her. I’m jealous that she’s with other black guys. I want her. So what the hell, can’t I in private tell her, you know, ‘I don’t want you to be with anybody’?” the man purported to be Sterling says in the new tape, according to RadarOnline.
“I’m trying to have sex with her. I’m trying to play with her,” the man also says. “You know, if you (are trying) to have sex with a girl and you’re talking with her privately, you don’t think anybody’s there. You may say anything in the world. What difference does it make?
And, this was his attempt at a positive spin.
3. Clive Bundy the Welfare Rancher Millionaire: The "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro" Guy
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.Net Worth ? Beats me, but "Milloinaire Cliven Bundy" get 181,000 results.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
I have 3 degrees, been frequently told I'm pretty smart, and I'm already sweating making it to payday ... next week! Yet, these 3 dumb clucks are millionaires/billionaires. The system has gotta be rigged. White male privilege exists.
What a country. Happy Friday, all.