White Privilege (1 Viewer)

xbocax

Rambler
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
403
Age
32
Location
818 SFV
So the majority of people on here are by common standards white
White privilege is a common discussion point around the camp fire amongst me and my mostly brown friends
they tend to be more extreme than I am as far as it goes but Id like to hear what the other side of the fence has to say
to you acknowledge or disregard that there is a white privilege?
how do you deal with it internally if at all?
As far as my thinking about it goes I just start very basic and break it down from there
the majority of people that succeed in this country are white
colored peoples cultural tendencies are generally stigmatized in the media
class seems to be more and more the basis of mistreatment in this country but generally people of color have been to a degree forced into the lower classes via exploitation
the education system in areas where there are many people of color tend to be complete shit and most history classes literature classes etc etc are based on euro centric figures
Im constantly re evaluating my thoughts on it but in its most basic form i feel white privilege is slowly mending with classicism but with the basis of system where minorities can not and have not gotten very far.
the list could go on and on because its such a wide topic but ima shut up now to see what others think
 
Click here to buy one of our amazing custom bandanas!

Puckett

I'm a d-bag and got banned.
Banned
Joined
May 14, 2011
Messages
310
Age
34
Location
Ks is home & damn tornados bring me back everytime
If you look back on where our country was 50years ago and where we are today it has changed alot. In my high school we spent more time on black history than anything else. It might of had something to do with the fact we only had 11 white kids in the whole school. I think with the news and how it always seems to be blacks shooting people or robing someone it tends to break the sprits of the younger kids who want to be more in life. I know whites do the same thing but its more focoused on blacks. But I think when it all comes down to it, its all about the choices you make in life and how far your willing to go to better yourself as a person. It dosnt matter what race, sex, or class your in because someone is going to find something about you and complain and put you in a some type of group. its like saying all of us are drug addicted drunks who only live for our next fix. and we all know thats not true but its how alot of the U.S. sees us. If your willing to work hard then its all that matters. look at Oprah.
 
K

katbastard

I deleted myself
i wrote this poem when one of my girl friends told me i was privileged.

how am i privileged
just cuz i am white and male?

what you don't know ,
is that my life has been pillaged
living in this eternal hell
trailer parks and homelessness
lonely nights in prison
never knowing happiness
what was my sin?
so, when you say that i am privileged
you really have no idea
so keep your fucking mouth shut
until you've lived within my sphere....
 

xbocax

Rambler
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
403
Age
32
Location
818 SFV
having a white privilege does not guarantee anyone a get out of jail free card or a wonderful life, just the opportunity in more situations than a colored person would to succeed. Hell I see white homeless people all the time. But it cant be denied that in the business world and many arenas in society in general whites are treated and looked at with a higher standard.
here are some instances of white privilege which may or may not be related to you if you look like a weirdo anyway by societies standards
you probably will be able to go shopping at the grocery store and not be followed
you can turn on the tv or open a newspaper and see people of your race widely represented
you can be sure that what your children will be given info in school which will testify to an existence of their race
you can count on your skin color not making people preconceive whether your check or card will go through
you can speak in a public place without putting your race on trial
you can do well in a situation without being considered an accredit to your race
if a cop pulls you over you can be sure its not because of your race
you can choose blemish color or bandages that will somewhat match your skin
you can go to any barber and they will know how to cut your hair
you hang around in groups of 5 or more without looking suspicious
just to name a few
 
P

pigpen

I deleted myself
my favorite part about the white-priv debate is that most APOC i know don't obsess over identity politics nearly as much as "white" people. what i mean is it seems to me that the debate is usually centered around a bunch of middle class "white" kids sitting around obsessing in some strange form of intellectual masturbation.

does white-priv exist? certainly. is it a problem? of course. acknowledge it, do what you can to subvert it and then shut the fuck up and get over yourself.
 
P

pigpen

I deleted myself
oh yeah and don't forget to smack a white boy :)
 

Gudj

Oogle
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
542
Location
Oregon
Website
wolfmode.wordpress.com
I can't believe you haven't been flamed yet for posting this and called a crimethinc fag.
Privilege in general is something that most traveler kids and punks either are oblivious to or defensive about. It seems really difficult to get apolitical kids to give a fuck.
 

Traveler

Wanderer
Joined
Mar 25, 2011
Messages
235
Location
The Deep South
I'm white and I can assure you it hasn't done a damn thing to make my life any better than anyone else's. If I am somehow in higher standing than someone of another race, it's because I worked for it and didn't spend my time bitching about how someone else has it easier than me.

White privilege, a banner for the lazy and unintelligent to hide under.
 

Puckett

I'm a d-bag and got banned.
Banned
Joined
May 14, 2011
Messages
310
Age
34
Location
Ks is home & damn tornados bring me back everytime
I'm white and I can assure you it hasn't done a damn thing to make my life any better than anyone else's. If I am somehow in higher standing than someone of another race, it's because I worked for it and didn't spend my time bitching about how someone else has it easier than me.

White privilege, a banner for the lazy and unintelligent to hide under.

so very true
 

Traveler

Wanderer
Joined
Mar 25, 2011
Messages
235
Location
The Deep South
I'm mixed 'race' heritage, etc.
Half South American & half Italian.

Whites hate me cause I'm not white enough
and brown n black folks hate me cause I'm not brown enough.

This is a great example of why everyone should breed within their own race. Go ahead and rage and call me racist but her words say it all. If you mix, your offspring stands a good chance of becoming hated by those of single race lineage. Do your future children a favor.
 

Puckett

I'm a d-bag and got banned.
Banned
Joined
May 14, 2011
Messages
310
Age
34
Location
Ks is home & damn tornados bring me back everytime
one day we will all be one race. when that day comes we will have to find something else to bitch about. my dad always told me not to "muddy the waters". thing is you can go fuck whoever you want, i dont care. thats your choice. its also your choice to rise above all the bull shit and become something that noone can bitch about. im white with blonde hair and blue eyes and pale skin. people think im just another dumb blonde, wtf ever.
 

Linda/Ziggy

Pilgrim
Joined
Apr 6, 2009
Messages
223
Location
Near Ukiah California.
Traveller you need to get a grip.
There are no PURE races.

Everyone everywhere has intermingled.
I love that I am mixed !!!!!!
Don't use me as a scapegoat for your racist thinking.
 

Puckett

I'm a d-bag and got banned.
Banned
Joined
May 14, 2011
Messages
310
Age
34
Location
Ks is home & damn tornados bring me back everytime
yeah but it can still be consitered diff races. Irish are mainly pale with red hair, german are mainly darker with dark hair.
we all have a right to our own opnion, its part of being human.
now i would never hook up with someone who wasnt white, but does that mean im a racist? not to me, but to others they might think that. my thing is we all are people, we are all made of skin, bones, flesh, and blood. i have my opnions and i dont judge others for theirs. i have friends of all colors. of all believes.
 

thapoet

Mr. Grizzly Bear bait
Joined
May 23, 2011
Messages
218
Location
not there
I hate to be the one to stir the pot of poo, but there are only 3 "genetic" races of humans on this planet...

The classification by race is not as simple as most people think.
Skull shape is the major way of difining the Three major races.
It has been found that skull shape is only ageneral thing rather than an absolute.

the Major races are.
Caucasion:
Skull: Dolicephalic(Long-Head),High forehead,Little supraobital development.
Face: Mainly Leptoproscopic( Narrow)Sometimes Meso- or even Euryproscopic, Neither Facial nor alveolar prognathism occurs except among some archaic peoples.
Nose:Long,narrow,high in both root and bridge.

Mongoloid:
Skull: High incidence of Brachycephaly(Short Round Head)
American Indians while Mongoloid are often Dolicephalic.
Foreheads slightly lower than that of the Caucasoid.
No Supraobital development.
Face: Wide and short, projecting cheek bones, Prognathism rare. Shovel shaped incisors common especialy in Asia.
Nose: Mesorine(Low and Broad in both root and bridge.



Negroid:
Skull: usually Dolicephalic, a small minority are Brachycephalic.
Forehead most often high, little supraobital development.
Face: Leproscopic (to a much lesser degree than the Caucasion), Prognathism common in most Negro populations.
Nose: Low & broad in root and bridge with characteristic depression at root.

But anyways, my 2 cents is this: poor white trash aint no different than anyone else when it comes to privilege. I should know, I was born poor white trash and believe me, my skin color aint what pulled me out. Now I'm out, I want back in... Who wants a house and car, and boat for free? ITS YOURS YOU CAN HAVE IT, if you wanna feel privileged....
 

Users who are viewing this thread

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$90.00
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $75.00 of $75.00 - reached!
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $90.00 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $90.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.