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2014-08-24 11:08:02 AM  
Subby sounds really defensive.
 
2014-08-24 11:13:00 AM  
www.nndb.com

'Their whiteness sickitates me.'
 
2014-08-24 11:40:03 AM  
Lucky for me, I'm hafu, so I guess I'm cool.
 
2014-08-24 11:46:45 AM  

hubiestubert: Lucky for me, I'm hafu, so I guess I'm cool.


I thought you were hapa.

*googles*

Oh, new term for my vocabulary. Is it derogatory or neutral?
 
2014-08-24 12:13:03 PM  
I can blind people.
 
2014-08-24 12:15:33 PM  
Imagine the disappointment if someone were to become white after reading all this stuff.
 
2014-08-24 12:19:11 PM  
wait white people are statistically better off than people of other backgrounds?

In America?

Fascinating thesis, I wonder if this has ever been covered before
 
2014-08-24 12:19:32 PM  
Subby is neither amusing nor clever.
 
2014-08-24 12:19:48 PM  
Hey, some of my best friends are white. . .
 
2014-08-24 12:19:50 PM  
I've seen this before in Fark headlines, probably by the same submitter. Since when does Salon represent "liberals"?

Matt Zoller Seitz (now the editor of Roger Ebert's website)

That has to be an easy gig.
 
2014-08-24 12:20:44 PM  
They have raised a 1/4 million for an officer that hasn't even been charged with anything yet.

They didn't release his name for days. They were served a FOIA request about the shooting incident and received a video of an unrelated incident to vilify Michael Brown.

Police have drawn a bead on nonviolent protesters on several occasions and arrested journalists many times.

Go ahead and check your privilege. You need to if you think this doesn't seem odd to you.
 
2014-08-24 12:24:36 PM  
In before this thread becomes a complete train wreck.
 
2014-08-24 12:25:46 PM  
Fleeing from oppression...

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-24 12:25:55 PM  
I am outraged at myself?
 
2014-08-24 12:26:54 PM  

Fart_Machine: In before this thread becomes a complete train wreck.


Man, you made it just by the skin of your (presumably white) teeth. ;-)
 
2014-08-24 12:29:03 PM  
"Privilege" implies that I have special opportunities and treatment that can and should be taken away to make me equal to people who are treated like shiat.

How about if we just stop treating people like shiat.
 
2014-08-24 12:30:49 PM  

Fart_Machine: In before this thread becomes a complete train wreck.


Heading to work, but I'm sure when I check this thread later, it will consist of a calm, reasonable discussion.
 
2014-08-24 12:31:39 PM  
Where do I fall on the whiteness scale if after only half reading this article the very next website I went to was Warby Parker's?
 
2014-08-24 12:32:26 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: "Privilege" implies that I have special opportunities and treatment that can and should be taken away to make me equal to people who are treated like shiat.

How about if we just stop treating people like shiat.


So what you're saying is that your preferred nomenclature is "minority burden"?
 
2014-08-24 12:32:26 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: "Privilege" implies that I have special opportunities and treatment that can and should be taken away to make me equal to people who are treated like shiat.

How about if we just stop treating people like shiat.


Get thee hence with thy sense and sensibility!
 
2014-08-24 12:35:14 PM  
Ah yes. Another reminder to avoid fark for awhile longer. Thanks submitter.
 
2014-08-24 12:35:26 PM  
I am offended by Iggy Azalea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHr7itwVsMc

WTF? You can't just go steal other peoples' culture. You're white. Deal with it.
 
2014-08-24 12:36:31 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: How about if we just stop treating people like shiat.


BLASPHEMY!!!
 
2014-08-24 12:37:17 PM  
"White man's burden Lloyd, white man's burden."

b3ta.hnldesign.nl
 
2014-08-24 12:41:07 PM  

Destructor: Fleeing from oppression...

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x635]


Sneetches did it first. Well minus the mutual planetary genocide.
 
2014-08-24 12:41:52 PM  
newsbusters.org
 
2014-08-24 12:43:23 PM  
The author is incorrect.
 
2014-08-24 12:44:25 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: "Privilege" implies that I have special opportunities and treatment that can and should be taken away to make me equal to people who are treated like shiat.

How about if we just stop treating people like shiat.


Because, as Martin Luther King Jr. once said, one of the things that freedom requires is that we allow people to be boorish and uncivilized.

Why do you hate freedom?
 
2014-08-24 12:44:26 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: They have raised a 1/4 million for an officer that hasn't even been charged with anything yet.

They didn't release his name for days. They were served a FOIA request about the shooting incident and received a video of an unrelated incident to vilify Michael Brown.

Police have drawn a bead on nonviolent protesters on several occasions and arrested journalists many times.

Go ahead and check your privilege. You need to if you think this doesn't seem odd to you.


It's cop privilege not white privilege.
 
2014-08-24 12:47:05 PM  
Rules for getting equal treatment in the life place:

1) Be white.
2) Don't be non-white.
3) Be rich.
4) Don't be poor.
 
2014-08-24 12:47:58 PM  
Ferguson offers white people a chance to understand the price of our privilege -- and the way it oppresses us too

Our whiteness is so oppressive, we even oppress ourselves.
 
2014-08-24 12:50:35 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: wait white people are statistically better off than people of other backgrounds?

In America?

Fascinating thesis, I wonder if this has ever been covered before


How dare you offend me by pointing out reality!
 
2014-08-24 12:52:26 PM  
It does irk me that "white, male" has become this throwaway trope that far too many people use as a shorthand for "all things bad," not unlike how many Canadians will use "American-style (whatever)" as  shorthand for "we don't want it."

The metaphor of credit-card debt is interesting: in Canada, vis-a-vis treaties with aboriginal peoples, we are quite used to the idea of endless interest payments without ever paying off the principal.

I don't know if "myth" is the right word for Calvinist individualism. In very broad terms, it had a lot do with ending slavery in the Western (white, male) world, so if a "myth," a beneficial one.
 
2014-08-24 12:52:57 PM  
FTFA: We passed the Voting Rights Act and exiled the Ku Klux Klan to the margins of society (or at least to websites with really bad graphics).

The Ku Klux Klowns are alive and kicking here on Fark -- the guilty parties know who they are -- and with the Voting Rights Act cat away, the neo-Jim Crow mice will play.  Yes, Pat McCrory, I'm looking at you.
 
2014-08-24 12:55:47 PM  

smitty04: [newsbusters.org image 500x347]


"Christ, what an asshole."
 
2014-08-24 12:56:11 PM  
I'm envisioning the author pounding himself furiously all over the head screaming "PLEASE FORGIVE ME KUNTA KINTE! PLEASE FORGIVE ME KUNTA KINTE!".
 
2014-08-24 12:56:17 PM  
Subby needs an enema
 
2014-08-24 12:57:40 PM  
I'm not getting into "white privilege" but I do know that three paragraphs, the first of which is a Bible passage, isn't worth the link.  Were it a sandwich, this article would be a piece of bread.
 
2014-08-24 12:58:19 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: "Privilege" implies that I have special opportunities and treatment that can and should be taken away to make me equal to people who are treated like shiat.

How about if we just stop treating people like shiat.


For the same reason the egalitarianism of communism fails: It's oh so much easier to make everyone equally poor than raise all the poor.
 
2014-08-24 12:58:51 PM  

parasol: I'm not getting into "white privilege" but I do know that three paragraphs, the first of which is a Bible passage, isn't worth the link.  Were it a sandwich, this article would be a piece of bread.


A Wish Sandwich?
 
2014-08-24 12:59:16 PM  

parasol: I'm not getting into "white privilege" but I do know that three paragraphs, the first of which is a Bible passage, isn't worth the link.  Were it a sandwich, this article would be a piece of bread.


For some reason, Salon articles on appear in full once you scroll down the page past those first three paragraphs.

It's pretty silly.
 
2014-08-24 12:59:55 PM  

Skink Wrangler: It does irk me that "white, male" has become this throwaway trope that far too many people use as a shorthand for "all things bad,"


Hey nobody is saying that you should feel guilty, and then to make yourself feel better you should vote for Democrats.  But that is what you should do.
 
2014-08-24 01:00:45 PM  
Saying that if you're rolling character traits, "white, heterosexual, educated, American, male" is equivalent to rolling a dozen natural 20s is oppression, not a statement of fact. Got it.

/No, it's not possible to say that in a less nerdy way
 
2014-08-24 01:01:07 PM  

parasol: I'm not getting into "white privilege" but I do know that three paragraphs, the first of which is a Bible passage, isn't worth the link.  Were it a sandwich, this article would be a piece of bread.


I'll just post the most relevant part below that then.

I was compelled to think about encounters with cops where I was treated courteously and given the benefit of the doubt, and where it never even occurred to me that the outcome might have been different for someone who didn't look like me. (A traffic stop in suburban California at age 18: underage, probably over the limit and carrying both alcohol and marijuana. "Drive yourself straight home, son, and don't let me see you out here again.")

An example of what whites can often get away with but blacks rarely do.
 
2014-08-24 01:02:11 PM  

ReverendJynxed: It's cop privilege not white privilege.


No. It's white privilege all around in Ferguson and many parts of the country. Perhaps a privilege check is in order for you?

In Ferguson in particular, the problems may have been further magnified by the lack of black representation in the local government. Ferguson is about 67 percent black, according to the US Census Bureau. But Ferguson's mayor and police chief are white, just one of six city council members is black, zero school board members are black, and out of 53 commissioned police officers, only three are black, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Unless you think this is all, I don't know, a coincidence of some sort?
 
2014-08-24 01:02:41 PM  

ginandbacon: hubiestubert: Lucky for me, I'm hafu, so I guess I'm cool.

I thought you were hapa.

*googles*

Oh, new term for my vocabulary. Is it derogatory or neutral?


He's still hapa. Hapa just means "half" in Hawaiian, and is a part of the phrase hapa haole, or "half white," without specifying the other half.
 
2014-08-24 01:03:09 PM  
Where is Procol Harum when you need him.
 
2014-08-24 01:03:21 PM  
www.roflcat.com
 
2014-08-24 01:04:24 PM  
White Privilege - that expression confuses me. Is it a concession that white people and white culture is better than non-white peoples and cultures?
 
2014-08-24 01:05:05 PM  

Fart_Machine: parasol: I'm not getting into "white privilege" but I do know that three paragraphs, the first of which is a Bible passage, isn't worth the link.  Were it a sandwich, this article would be a piece of bread.

A Wish Sandwich?


Bow bow bow!
 
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