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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Not really honey. Not sure you should be getting preachy about 'white privilege' when you're far more privileged than the vast majority of white folk (and mostly white yourself). The main group in society that is significantly detrimentally affected by white privilege is black people (males in particular, in the labour market). Other groups are, in terms e.g. of income, more endowed than whites e.g. Chinese/Indian males | Source
    I haven't denied that at all
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    (Original post by Elise213)
    People with ethnic names would not even get the chance for an interview is what I'm saying
    Evidence please?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I haven't denied that at all
    Gdgd. So in future, then, perhaps check your impulse to demand others check their privilege eh, save appearing a tad bit hypocritical
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    (Original post by Greenlaner)
    Evidence please?
    Why does she need to provide evidence? She is not a CSI or investigating a crime case. She simply stated that having an ethnic name can, In some instances put of an employer.

    What is there to provide "evidence" for this?
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    Why does she need to provide evidence? She is not a CSI or investigating a crime case. She simply stated that having an ethnic name can, In some instances put of an employer.

    What is there to provide "evidence" for this?
    Ok we will all make claims with nothing to back them up shall we?
    I have been turned down for jobs because I have an English name
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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    Ok we will all make claims with nothing to back them up shall we?
    I have been turned down for jobs because I have an English name
    lol ok x
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    Why does she need to provide evidence? She is not a CSI or investigating a crime case. She simply stated that having an ethnic name can, In some instances put of an employer.

    What is there to provide "evidence" for this?
    Okay. Well I am going to state that going outside in a thunderstorm, can in some instances result in you being struck by lightning. Here is some evidence to support that claim.

    http://mentalfloss.com/uk/trivia/319...htning-7-times

    See how easy it is? Now it's your turn.
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    (Original post by Greenlaner)
    Okay. Well I am going to state that going outside in a thunderstorm, can in some instances result in you being struck by lightning. Here is some evidence to support that claim.

    http://mentalfloss.com/uk/trivia/319...htning-7-times

    See how easy it is? Now it's your turn.
    Just for you to feel satisfied:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...article555082/
    http://www.theguardian.com/money/200...ent-undercover
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34063244/n...t-your-career/
    http://keenetrial.com/blog/2013/05/2...tting-the-job/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20608039
    http://www.monster.com/career-advice...k-names-matter
    http://www.uabr.auckland.ac.nz/files...other-name.pdf
    http://jezebel.com/5822293/man-takes...discrimination
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    Thank you. Those are some interesting and eye opening studies. But I still don't see exactly how that equates to a "white privilege", when many of those studies demonstrate that white people too with foreign/non-English sounding names (particularly Eastern European and Russian sounding names) are met with similar bias in job selection. The prejudice seems to be based primarily on percieved language barriers, rather than race.

    Call it "traditional English name privilege" perhaps, but white privilege? I don't think so, because white people can fall victim to it too.
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    (Original post by countingdown)
    White privilege definitely exists in the US - a white American is generally treated as a "person", while an "ethnic" is subject to the stereotypes associated with their race. It is almost like a caste system; a poor white person is still white, and therefore has the potential to be the next Bill Gates/Bill Clinton/Taylor Swift. Everyone else will only ever achieve their ethnically-assigned status.

    Whatever white privilege exists in Britain is usually related to the fact that Britain is a majority white British nation, with the natives being white British. However, your destiny/personality is not determined by your "racial type", so I would say, the white privilege in Britain is less beneficial for the British whites, while for American whites, being white is like winning the "genetic lottery".
    Completely disagree with your appraisal.

    In America a poor white person has practically zero potential of being the next Bill Gates. In much the same way as a poor black person has practically zero potential of being the next Barack Obama. It can happen, but it's unlikely. Poor whites are typecast in the US just the same as poor blacks. Expectations are low. Poor blacks are stereotyped as gangstas considered good only for the ghetto while poor whites are stereotyped as white-trash good only for the trailer park.

    Make no bones about it. Poverty is a problem for blacks and whites. While blacks are complaining about "white privilage" and while whites are complaining about "affirmative action" the point is being missed. They are both being screwed out of making better lives for themselves by a system that keeps them in their place. Few escape.

    But I guess that's what those who game the system want - if they can keep poor blacks and whites busy hating one another they can carry on their own sordid games of greed unnoticed.
 
 
 
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