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    (Original post by thetoebeans)
    why do some people think that the products of systemic racism just vanish instantly? the products of those systems will linger for longer than the system itself. "white privilege" may not be entirely an intentional issue but it can still exist.
    That assumes that blacks should even be in the country anyway. China, Japan etc wouldn't let them in period. One could argue that these minorities have a somewhat privileged existence in Britain compared with many other industrialised nations.
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    (Original post by Stasi UK)
    That assumes that blacks should even be in the country anyway. China, Japan etc wouldn't let them in period. One could argue that these minorities have a somewhat privileged existence in Britain compared with many other industrialised nations.
    Well I mean it could also be applied to international policies like migration but w/e.

    Also there's plenty of evidence to suggest that they don't live a "privileged existence", an example being the result of a combination of restrictive covenants, redlining, and predatory lending which resulted in POCs from being relegated to bad quality housing in Baltimore, many of which contained lead paint. This lead paint then peeled off in later years, and since it had a sweet flavour, was eaten by many children living in those buildings (which were mostly POC), leading to permanent brain damage. This, as well as shark lawyers which basically steal most of their structured settlements (which allows them to have income paid by a monthly/weekly basis since they're unable to work), was a factor that contributed in Freddy Gray's death and the resulting riots. Would you consider that a "privileged existence"?

    it's almost as though you completely missed the point of my post tho. like entirely. like i might have said literally anything else and you would still post that. like it's a complete departure from my point it could be applies to virtually anything else.
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    (Original post by thetoebeans)
    Well I mean it could also be applied to international policies like migration but w/e.

    Also there's plenty of evidence to suggest that they don't live a "privileged existence", an example being the result of a combination of restrictive covenants, redlining, and predatory lending which resulted in POCs from being relegated to bad quality housing in Baltimore, many of which contained lead paint. This lead paint then peeled off in later years, and since it had a sweet flavour, was eaten by many children living in those buildings (which were mostly POC), leading to permanent brain damage. This, as well as shark lawyers which basically steal most of their structured settlements (which allows them to have income paid by a monthly/weekly basis since they're unable to work), was a factor that contributed in Freddy Gray's death and the resulting riots. Would you consider that a "privileged existence"?

    it's almost as though you completely missed the point of my post tho. like entirely. like i might have said literally anything else and you would still post that. like it's a complete departure from my point it could be applies to virtually anything else.
    Tbh it sounds like you may have missed the point of the OP.

    All races suffer poor housing quality etc...In northern Britain the majority of the deprived areas are exclusively white. As for the US the multiracial experiment has actually done well to last this long.
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    (Original post by Stasi UK)
    Tbh it sounds like you may have missed the point of the OP.

    All races suffer poor housing quality etc...In northern Britain the majority of the deprived are exclusively white. As for the US the multiracial experiment has actually done well to last this long.
    tbh i think you actually didn't read my post: the restrictive covenants, redlining, and predatory lending targeted non-white individuals and each practise was a result of the former (i.e. restrictive covenants lead to redlining, redlining lead to predatory lending). this was an act that was designed to trap POCs.

    also, it makes sense for people in northern Britain to be the majority of the deprived, because they are the majority, by a massive amount.
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    It obviously doesn’t exist as much as it once did, but I think it still does exist to a certain extent.

    For example studies have shown that you’re more likely to be invited to a job interview if you have a white sounding name, even when all other elements of the application are the same.

    More generally, being white seems to be considered the “normal, default state” whereas being anything else is considered a deviation from that. It’s mostly at an unconscious level, but the effects of it are still visible in society.
 
 
 
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