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OpEd: White People, Itís Time to Use Your Privilege, Whether You Believe You Have It or Not
NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jarrett Hill

Posted on 09/24/2017 5:36:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A message for white people:

I know how jarring it may be to hear a non-white person, or maybe anyone, even say the words “white people,” as it can take on a pejorative connotation. That’s fine. This isn’t always comfortable to have to say, but that doesn’t make it any less true, necessary, or timely.

Before I get started, I want to be clear, this is for all white Americans. To my friend, to my foe. To my colleagues, my contemporaries, and my competitors. To the professional athlete and the pee-wee league coach. To my family members. From late night hosts to news anchors, faith leaders to police officers. School teachers, small business owners, and service workers. For allies and detractors, everyone.

I don’t have to waste much of my word count on how Donald Trump has been trying to bring us together… around dividing us into sides. It’s not necessary to explain the ways in which his rhetoric - via speeches at rallies, non-stop tweets, and numerous pieces of policy - has sought to elevate the discourse… to just beneath the floorboards.

There is more than enough coverage on all of that, but what this president has done to you, whether you voted for him or not, is put you into an awkward position that either requires your vocalizing your opposition to separate yourself or gleefully accepts your consent by only requiring you do nothing.

Yes, white people your trial subscription to Donald Trump’s America is over and you have to opt-out or start paying for it.

Sorry, but not sorry, you’re going to have to take a side. And yes, you have to do it now.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: antifa; blacks; racism; riots; sedition; splatter; trump; whites
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1 posted on 09/24/2017 5:36:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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I took my side Jarrett. And it’s not your side.


2 posted on 09/24/2017 5:37:59 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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A simple “Thank You” to white people for doing a lot of heavy lifting would be more appropriate.


3 posted on 09/24/2017 5:39:07 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Haven’t read this, but I swear - I, too, look forward to the time that my children will be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Dammit.


4 posted on 09/24/2017 5:40:11 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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Progressive twaddle and trash from a confused mind.


5 posted on 09/24/2017 5:40:29 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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Or else what?


6 posted on 09/24/2017 5:40:51 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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I think this is called patronizing.


7 posted on 09/24/2017 5:41:12 PM PDT by taterjay
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Calling for a race war now?


8 posted on 09/24/2017 5:41:39 PM PDT by Skywise
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Would ANOTHER 20 trillion calm you and your ilk down, Jarrett? Or make you even more resentful of the hand that feeds you?


9 posted on 09/24/2017 5:42:54 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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As soon as “White People” popped off the author’s keyboard he’d put me on a side. It’s his little game, not Trump’s and not mine. If he makes me play it, that’s his problem.


10 posted on 09/24/2017 5:42:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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I don’t get order around by people I don’t know. Stuff the endless whining we are sick of it.


11 posted on 09/24/2017 5:43:08 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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This brother sure talk a lot but don't say nuthin!
12 posted on 09/24/2017 5:43:11 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Space for rent.)
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Sorry, but not sorry, you’re going to have to take a side.

I did, November 8, 2016. Actually it was over 30 years before that.

And yes, you have to do it now.

You are sooo far behind the curve you have been lapped.

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13 posted on 09/24/2017 5:44:05 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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“Sorry, but not sorry, you’re going to have to take a side. And yes, you have to do it now.....”

Ok

Go Trump!

MAGA

Build the Wall!!

Woohooooooo


14 posted on 09/24/2017 5:44:51 PM PDT by JPJones (Who is FOR tariffs? George Washington, Ronald Reagan and Me.)
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They wont thank anyone. Tumors don’t thank the host, they just keep eating the host until the host dies. Even though they die too.


15 posted on 09/24/2017 5:46:01 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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Dude, choose Personal Liberty, not tribal affiliation.


16 posted on 09/24/2017 5:47:18 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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Guess what, dumb black dude, there is no “white privilege.”

When the Los Angeles Police Department was hiring in the early 1990’s, white males had to have a score of 110% on the written exam. In other words, white males had to have a perfect score on the written exam, and they had to be a veteran of the first Gulf War in 1991, which was worth another ten points.

Females of any race were not required to have a perfect written score, nor did they have to be veterans of the Gulf War. Same deal for males of any race, except Caucasian.

Also, the U.S. Navy was favoring “Hispanic” candidates for their officer programs in the mid 1980’s over whites. The Navy was including as “Hispanic” anyone whose ancestors came over from Spain or Portugal.

So, Jarrett Hill can take his “white privilege” bull crap and shove it up his Obamahole.


17 posted on 09/24/2017 5:47:18 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("You can't fix America without pissing off the people who broke it".....Bill Mitchell)
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These people are going to get me and other conservative blacks killed.


18 posted on 09/24/2017 5:47:25 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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19 posted on 09/24/2017 5:48:14 PM PDT by Bobalu (Don't give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be freeloaders.)
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White People to Jarrett Hill ...

Understand us and understand this clearly: You have everything to learn from us; we have nothing to learn from you.


20 posted on 09/24/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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