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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I'm laughing so hard and i don't even know why.

    Meanwhile netflix have a show coming on soon called 'dear white people'.
    It looks hilarious, all the while still raising very good and controversial issues.

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    It looks hilarious, all the while still raising very good and controversial issues.

    Certain people on twitter are moaning about unsubscribing from Netflix but because of it
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    And btw, all Universities are left-leaning.
    In what sense? I.e. do you mean undergrad student bodies, or academics?

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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Certain people on twitter are moaning about unsubscribing from Netflix but because of it
    This film oppresses white people :rofl:

    White people are funny.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    This film oppresses white people :rofl:

    White people are funny.
    I wanna see it. It's out in April?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    This film oppresses white people :rofl:

    White people are funny.
    Laughing about people because they're a certain race is... racist.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I wanna see it. It's out in April?
    Watch*
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    Laughing about people because they're a certain race is... racist.
    Laughing about people who think they are oppressed when they aren't. Not just because they are white.
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    white-identified people
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    It looks hilarious, all the while still raising very good and controversial issues.

    The only good thing about that film will be Tyler James Williams...
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Laughing about people who think they are oppressed when they aren't. Not just because they are white.
    "White people are funny."


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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
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    See/watch,same thing boo. Will you be watching?
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
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    I'm sure that was a very important correction and needed to be made.
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    White Privilege 101 offered a group of UW-Madison students a lesson Monday on how to use the privilege they may have from their various identities in an open discussion setting.

    The conversation, led by Multicultural Student Center Social Justice Educator Khaled Ismail, provided attendees with an understanding of their privileges. He urged individuals to examine how racism occurs in day-to-day life and gave ideas on how to use their privilege to fix these issues.

    “The goal of this workshop was to engage white-identified people in a conversation about what is their experience in the world; what does this experience look like in relation to others around them and what can we all start doing to create a more equitable campus experience and community around this,” Ismail said.

    Attendees were required to break the ice with other students in the room they had not met before and discuss the presence of race in their lives. Students shared how much they agreed or disagreed with questions about their privilege, like whether they should give up their privilege, in an interactive activity that asked them to imagine the room as a spectrum and place themselves where they felt was right.

    Ismail also educated attendees about the differences between prejudice, discrimination and oppression. He discussed using allyship to eradicate these concepts, which involves being aware of one’s privilege and of other people that are coming from different starting points.

    While the conversation touched on various identities, it was focused centrally on race.

    “We wanted to talk race specifically and center the conversation around race right now,” Ismail said. “We don’t all exist in siloed identities. It’s important to bring in those examples, just from an educational standpoint.”

    The MSC hosts White Privilege 101 every semester. Ismail said there are five more workshops scheduled for the upcoming semester, the next two of which will focus on intersectionality. They have also booked several speakers for the Social Justice Speaker Series.

    http://www.dailycardinal.com/article...heir-privilege

    I know some of you don't like to hear about white privilege, but personally I think it is a good idea to educate white students on the challenges that non-white people face, especially the ways in which white students can be accidentally racist towards non-whites.

    We can't have a working multicultural society without an active effort to destroy racism.

    Is it so unreasonable to educate people on the privileges that some races have over others?
    Nobody outside London really wants a multicultural society. That aim has created a splintered society in which immigrant groups have been aloud to maintain their own cultures. This is wrong.

    As Brexit and Trump were evidence of, the people don't want multiculturalism. Immigrants should become one with us and abandon their own cultures.
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    Maybe they should have started with Asian privilege classes first and then moved down to Jewish privilege and then got on to whites. Surely it's best to speak to the most privileged group first?


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    Maybe they should have started with Asian privilege classes first and then moved down to Jewish privilege and then got on to whites. Surely it's best to speak to the most privileged group first?


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    Asians and Jews aren't privileged, though; they achieve more despite institutional racism against them.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Asians and Jews aren't privileged, though; they achieve more despite institutional racism against them.
    Is it your opinion that African Americans are not capable of achieving the same success?
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    Is it your opinion that African Americans are not capable of achieving the same success?
    There is more racism against blacks.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    There is more racism against blacks.
    There is?

    Why do black Africans that move to the US perform better than "African Americans"?

    Must be less racism against African Africans than against African Americans,eh?
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    There is?

    Why do black Africans that move to the US perform better than "African Americans"?

    Must be less racism against African Africans than against African Americans,eh?
    Source?
 
 
 
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