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Hugh Jaz
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This is from some Latino group at an American university on White privilege..


“You can speak your native tongue without getting looks or comments from other people.”


Nobody likes foreigners speaking another language in public and having no idea what hey are saying. It cab happen to anyone regardless of race, like Polish people...



“You can walk into the supermarket and find your favorite foods.”

Omg White privilege supermarkets are racist because I can't always find the same foods that are in Mexico!


· “You can see yourself positively portrayed in the media.”

Well there is some truth to that I don't think latinos are portrayed too positively in the American media but I don't think they are helping when they stomp on American flags and boast about taking over America


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(Original post by Hugh Jaz)
This is from some Latino group at an American university on White privilege..


“You can speak your native tongue without getting looks or comments from other people.”


Nobody likes foreigners speaking another language in public and having no idea what hey are saying. It cab happen to anyone regardless of race, like Polish people...



“You can walk into the supermarket and find your favorite foods.”

Omg White privilege supermarkets are racist because I can't always find the same foods that are in Mexico!


· “You can see yourself positively portrayed in the media.”

Well there is some truth to that I don't think latinos are portrayed too positively in the American media but I don't think they are helping when they stomp on American flags and boast about taking over America


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White privilege is nothing more than the reversal of an age old prejudice, one which seeks to takes us back to the 1950s - it's cloaked in progressivism but it's just bare faced prejudice, albeit a socially acceptable one at that (determined by the Guardian's utilisation of the term 'white male' as a pejorative). To determine that an entire subset of people are privileged or oppressed based on some arbitrary feature of their identity is the very definition of the very prejudice they claim they oppose.

That's what happens with social movements, though. They evolve and become ever more hysterical and the precise definition of what they opposed in the first place. We started with the civil rights movement, which was an undeniable good. Then we moved onto anti-racism - it was no longer enough to just not be racist, we had a positive duty to patrol racism. Now, in the modern age, we've got 'white privilege', or the notion that the in-group is racist by default.

This is all the more galling because it happens within the in-group, among white people. It plays straight into something called social comparison theory, the notion that members of a group pit themselves off against one another and battle for superiority, or righteousness. When being opposed to racism is no longer enough to make them distinctive, they have to be really, really opposed to racism and become ever more extreme in their actions. It's all narcissism, which is all left-wing politics really is, as well as playground morality for vainglorious bunny-huggers.

Ultimately, this isn't about one social cause or another, it's about determining that morality is relative to the identity of the perpetrator and exerting control over the actions of free-thinking individuals - that it's okay to be racist in some contexts, but not others. Behind that is a desire to deconstruct western civilisation, by utilising gender, ethnicity, sexuality and religions as modern proxies for class warfare.
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“You can walk into the supermarket and find your favorite foods.”
So they're complaining about the lack of cultural appropriation?
This type of liberalism doesn't seem to be consistent in any way.
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So they're complaining about the lack of cultural appropriation?
This type of liberalism doesn't seem to be consistent in any way.
That's because it's not liberalism. Liberalism doesn't care about your skin colour, your sexuality, your ethnicity or your religion - it cares about the individual. It also refuses to extend the liberal framework to all who denounce liberalism.

Identity politics or progressivism, on the other hand, does care about your gender, your sexuality, your religion and your ethnicity, largely because it can exploit all of these traits it otherwise deems arbitrary to pit groups off against each other and amass political capital and votes, ie, women, and migrants, disproportionately vote for left-leaning political parties (largely because they appeal to their vanity).

Why persuade the electorate to vote for you when all you need to do is either 1. import a new electorate or 2. determine that all 32 million women are alike because they share genitalia (and watch as they vote for you).
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