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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    Tbh if life was a game.

    Being born into a white poor family would be second hardest difficulty.

    Being born into an ethnic minority poor family would be maximum difficulty lol.
    Disagree, lots of organisations support those from poor ethnic minority communities now and help them get into top jobs, especially in London.

    If your white and poor you will receive no such support.

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    (Original post by Farm_Ecology)
    If it doesn't occur for the entire group, it shouldn't be applied to the entire group.
    Nonsense - it just means that whites are generally more privileged in the west than other races. Are we now not allowed to say men are taller than women because there are some women who are taller than some men? Of course not.
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    (Original post by SocialistIC)
    Nonsense - it just means that whites are generally more privileged in the west than other races. Are we now not allowed to say men are taller than women because there are some women who are taller than some men? Of course not.
    White privilege is often extended to the entire race, though. It doesn't mean that white people are on average privileged by race, it means that anyone white has an inherent privilege over minorities.
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    More white people feeling sorry for themselves.... *rolls eyes*


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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    White privilege is often extended to the entire race, though. It doesn't mean that white people are on average privileged by race, it means that anyone white has an inherent privilege over minorities.
    I would say in some sense they do have an inherent privilege. I've read stories of pretty successful, law-abiding black people in London who just get stopped by the Police and searched regularly. It's not just anecdotal evidence either - the statistics suggest you're something like 6 times as likely to be randomly stopped and searched if you're black than if you're white. If you look at arrest statistics, you are more likely to be convicted for a crime if you're black than if you're white. In a lot of ways, ethnic minorities do have it disproportionately hard. I don't think that can be forgotten just because there are some members of ethnic minorities who are well-off and some whites that aren't.
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    (Original post by SocialistIC)
    I would say in some sense they do have an inherent privilege. I've read stories of pretty successful, law-abiding black people in London who just get stopped by the Police and searched regularly. It's not just anecdotal evidence either - the statistics suggest you're something like 6 times as likely to be randomly stopped and searched if you're black than if you're white. If you look at arrest statistics, you are more likely to be convicted for a crime if you're black than if you're white. In a lot of ways, ethnic minorities do have it disproportionately hard. I don't think that can be forgotten just because there are some members of ethnic minorities who are well-off and some whites that aren't.
    Yes, I agree.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    Everyone can go through the things you've gone through regardless of race. But you'l never have to deal with the same level of racism minorities face. Being poor isn't exclusive to white families.

    Thats what the 'white' privilege' thing is.

    A minority person could go through all the same things as you AS WELL AS ****loads of racism and being beaten up or whatever.
    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    White privilege applies to this country.

    If you're in Japan then it would be Japanese privilege

    What about in white minority areas
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    If I go into a jd sports, the security guard doesn't follow me round. White priviledge.
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    (Original post by TheAnusFiles)
    What about in white minority areas
    Applies to them as well. Just within the community though.
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    The whole idea of white privilege is pure anti-white racism.

    This concept does not exist anywhere else on earth, so its not true to say 'white privilege' is just another way of saying 'majority privilege'. No other majority people are being made to feel guilty for being a majority in their own civilisation expect for white people.

    'White privilege' is a Marxist/Leninist concept designed to undermine the institutions of the Western world, which Marxists despise and want to see destroyed.

    Any white person who buys into the concept is victim of psychological, emotional and intellectual warfare.
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    (Original post by SocialistIC)
    Nonsense - it just means that whites are generally more privileged in the west than other races. Are we now not allowed to say men are taller than women because there are some women who are taller than some men? Of course not.
    You can, but you wouldn't put in place a bunch of policies based on the assumption that all men are taller than all women.


    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    Applies to them as well. Just within the community though.
    So basic "White privilege" is actually just the phenomenon the majority within a group is norm, and the minorities are deviations from the norm? Surely people are already are aware of this, and there reason to specifically call it "white privilege"
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    (Original post by Farm_Ecology)
    You can, but you wouldn't put in place a bunch of policies based on the assumption that all men are taller than all women.




    So basic "White privilege" is actually just the phenomenon the majority within a group is norm, and the minorities are deviations from the norm? Surely people are already are aware of this, and there reason to specifically call it "white privilege"
    ye it's dumb imo. It's just a USA thing tbh. They come up with loads of dumb new words and stuff like that lmao.
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    (Original post by Farm_Ecology)
    So basic "White privilege" is actually just the phenomenon the majority within a group is norm, and the minorities are deviations from the norm? Surely people are already are aware of this, and there reason to specifically call it "white privilege"
    It's often not even true that minority ethnicities are less successful than majorities. The Chinese in Malaysia, for instance.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    Everyone can go through the things you've gone through regardless of race. But you'l never have to deal with the same level of racism minorities face. Being poor isn't exclusive to white families.

    Thats what the 'white' privilege' thing is.

    A minority person could go through all the same things as you AS WELL AS ****loads of racism and being beaten up or whatever.
    Pretty sure if you go around London, or let's say the ghetto of California you'll be beaten up by the black gangs
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    Being white does not make you privileged, in fact if you are a white man you are probably the most discriminated against
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    (Original post by Luminz)
    It doesn't have to occur on an individual level for it to be true. What a stupid post :facepalm2:
    What...you mean your own?
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    Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
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    I wont believe it !
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    I didn't create "White Privilege" but that doesn't mean I'm not going to use it to my advantage. In life we play the cards we are dealt. The only thing that fuels this ideology is people who believe it in. If nobody thought that there was such a thing then there wouldn't be this bias.
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    We've all got it. I mean some people will experience the advantages of it, more than others, while others will probably experience less of it, but being white means that the media is stuffed full of people and characters who are white, and they'll often be given fully developed personalities and backstories, while people who aren't white are more likely to be reduced to stereotypes on television, although it's better than it was. In some places, ethnic minorities are hired just to meet a quota so they can look more diverse. Since you're a boy this won't apply to you, but try shopping for foundation and look at the colours, there's frequently far more shades of white than there are anything else. It's little things that aren't really obvious from this side because we don't experience it. That's not to say that every single white person is better off than everyone else with a different skin colour, but in matters of race, the advantages are there without us even realising it, because we frequently take it for granted. I mean we're unlikely to get comments like 'Oh but where are you from really' or comments on how good our English is, or have it assumed that our parents want us to get insanely good grades at school and be a doctor or a dentist or a lawyer purely based on our race, or have someone assume our parents own a takeaway (even though they might, people don't make that assumption based on your race). It's badly explained I'm afraid (I'm getting sleepy), but I think that's kinda it.
 
 
 
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