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Meet the Black Person Raising $135,000 to Buy Something Every White Person Has
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Posted on 07/11/2014 7:28:41 PM PDT by TigerClaws

The news: It's no $45,000 potato salad, but it may be just as important.

GoFundMe user Yaya M. is raising $135,000 to buy something many people have but all of us could use: some white privilege.

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1 posted on 07/11/2014 7:28:41 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Worst excerpt ever.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 7:32:11 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: TigerClaws
Is it work ethic?

No?

oh, white privelege. never mind.

3 posted on 07/11/2014 7:34:18 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Fake title.

Posted in “News”

Somebody just felt the need to waste bandwidth during a fundraiser.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 7:34:23 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: TigerClaws

Then get a job, pay your taxes and be called a racist for wanting to send illegals home...


5 posted on 07/11/2014 7:34:35 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: TigerClaws

“You gotta respect the hustle.”

LOL!


6 posted on 07/11/2014 7:35:46 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: TigerClaws

Don’t give him any publicity —


7 posted on 07/11/2014 7:36:30 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: TigerClaws

I’ll sell mine for $125k.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 7:37:00 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: TigerClaws

I wish I had some of this “White Privilege,” because it sounds like you can get anything you want.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 7:38:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Uncle Chip

It’s a she.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 7:40:07 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: TigerClaws

Seems she could start a company making band-aids for different skin colors.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 7:40:19 PM PDT by willk (everyone)
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To: TigerClaws

She thinks she has it rough. She should try seeing what liberal privilege is like to us conservatives. They own the pop culture etc.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 7:43:12 PM PDT by willk (everyone)
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To: TigerClaws

(cough...) Affirmative Action if free from the government, bud.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 7:45:45 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: willk

I have wondered for YEARS why no one has done this.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: TigerClaws

I confess. I have white privilege.

My parents were married before I was born and stayed married to each other. We attended church weekly. That gave me white privilege.

My parents taught me to work hard and that no one owed me anything. They taught me that success or failure was in my hands and that if I failed it was because I had not worked hard enough. That gave me white privilege.

I worked hard to get good grades in high school and went from there to college, where I majored in a marketable, math-based field, instead of just drinking and chasing girls. That gave me white privilege.

I got a job where I worked hard, almost always over 40 hours a week, and learned my field as I saved aggressively. Then I took a major risk and started my own business. While some would say I “didn’t build that”, I worked 80 hour weeks, then 60 hour weeks for years. That gave me white privilege.

I married after I had a job and could support a family, but before we had kids. That gave me white privilege.

As a parent, I could buy a whole lot for my kids, but I didn’t and don’t do that. I teach them traditional values that will allow them to succeed for real. None of my kids have had children out of wedlock. All attend church weekly, even after they left home. That will give them white privilege too.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 7:49:51 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: TigerClaws

She is ORIGINAL..?

Her whining about her being oppressed by her kinky hair or “flesh colored” band-aids…? She’s suffering..?

She’s being edgy by pointing out she has been the object of resentment cuz of affirmative action..?

Her pointing out that it’s ridiculous when white people say, “I’m not prejudiced because I have ONE black friend..”

This is witty and original..?

I’ve heard all those same cracks about 1,000 times starting 25 years ago.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 7:50:28 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: willk

I worked around enough liberals that had the inside track on good TV and movie work and only the approved liberal was allowed inside the track. Didn’t matter what they could do or not do or if they had any sense at all.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 7:51:23 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: TigerClaws

Good luck with that. Since I’m white and I’ve never felt any, I wish she’d send me some. Come on don’t liberals care about me?


18 posted on 07/11/2014 7:51:48 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: TigerClaws

I thought it might be a house, but then I remembered that NOBODY ever puts up money for a house, at least not anymore.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 7:55:06 PM PDT by BobL
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To: TigerClaws

Me...? I got yellow privilege. Asian persuasion. Higher IQ’s overall than white folk. Plus we got Jeremy Lin....


20 posted on 07/11/2014 7:55:46 PM PDT by freebilly (How about this-- we stop trying to elect the unelectable)
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To: 2banana

> Then get a job, pay your taxes and be called a racist for wanting to send illegals home...

Pay more than your fair share of taxes, watch freeloaders receive welfare while staying at home getting high and drunk playing video games, then go out at night and make more money than you make in a week tax free selling drugs...welcome to white privilege

P.S. don’t forget the white guilt


21 posted on 07/11/2014 7:58:14 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Cementjungle

Her either :)


22 posted on 07/11/2014 8:00:10 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Taxman

She is the typical parasite....


23 posted on 07/11/2014 8:03:13 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: freebilly

> Me...? I got yellow privilege. Asian persuasion. Higher IQ’s overall than white folk. Plus we got Jeremy Lin....

Not to mention children that are playing better at 5 years old on pianos, guitars, and violins than most adults 4 times their age. Actually I think that’s also due to discipline and the ability to focus like a laser beam on the task at hand. I could see the culture being a factor as well. You’ll have to wait until an entire generation has been Americanized to test that theory though...: )


24 posted on 07/11/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: TigerClaws

Is this person a female? If she is I have a “certified white woman” card that my (rather liberal but most humorous and fwiw 100% gay) brother made me, back in the day when we still had humor.

At least I’m pretty sure I still have it, in my special drawer, along with the poems the homeless man from my coffee shop used to write for me on napkins.

Those were the days, my friends!

I will be more than happy to sell that bona fide white woman certificate to this person, of whatever race, for a mere $50K.

And it’s a bargain, it guarantees you will be treated wtih all the due respect a white woman is entitled to.

Quite frankly I need the money and my white privilege has been doing bubkas for me lately. Maybe she’ll have more luck with it that I have.

This is a serious offer, feel free to pass it along to that other site. I can be reached via freepmail at any time!


25 posted on 07/11/2014 8:06:13 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: TigerClaws

Maybe she should just be given a Nobel Peace Prize.That will set her right!


26 posted on 07/11/2014 8:18:50 PM PDT by SayNoToDems (Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We're only seeing singing Hitlers.)
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To: jocon307

Agree. She can buy my white-ness for less than 135k.

Thus far it’s only cost me a job for not being part of the ‘quota’ club.


27 posted on 07/11/2014 8:23:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

There ARE other ways to get White Privilege. Many well known Black actors and/or athletes are simply marrying white women; I guess that gets them their white privilege.


28 posted on 07/11/2014 8:34:14 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: S.O.S121.500

She will probably get the $135k she is looking for and start a new industry!


29 posted on 07/11/2014 8:37:44 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Larry Lucido

The news: It’s no $45,000 potato salad, but it may be just as important.

GoFundMe user Yaya M. is raising $135,000 to buy something many people have but all of us could use: some white privilege.

Why: “Although I have layered oppressions that have affected my ability to access my slice of the American Pie™, no issue has affected me more readily than my lack of white privilege,” Yaya writes.

White privilege — for the uninitiated — is defined as “a set of societal privileges … which benefit white people beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people in the same social, political or economic circumstances.”

Examples of white privilege include: Not having to ensure your children are aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection, for one thing.

Yaya elaborates: “From being assumed to have ‘cheated’ my way into programs for gifted children AND college (via affirmative action), to having my natural hair viewed as unprofessional amongst professional peers, to having people make negative assumptions about my competency level, interests, and job knowledge, to being viewed as naturally dangerous or threatening, my lack of white privilege has created numerous obstacles as I’ve struggled to successfully compete in a white dominated workforce,” Yaya writes.

As a result: Yaya hopes that, “through this campaign, I will begin to make some headway towards closing the gap that white privilege has created in my life.” To that end, Yaya calculated the $135,000 figure by taking the statistical wage gap between Yaya and the typical white male then multiplying it by the 15 years Yaya has been in the job market.

And in case you’re still not on board: There’s a long list of benefits for donating:

$5 pledge: “At this level, I agree to be the black friend you are referencing when you tell people ‘I’m not racist, I have a black friend!’”

$65 pledge: “At this level, you may touch my hair without asking, enabling you to potentially absorb some of my magical afro powers.”

$200 pledge: “At this level, I will dress like a cop and harass you on the street for what will seem like no reason. Earn some street cred amongst your friends!”

Plus many, many more.

The irony: Of course, we all know that white privilege is born, not made. The point of Yaya’s account appears to be to draw attention to the persistence of white privilege in American society, and the broader costs of resulting black disadvantage.

Or, it could be just to have $135,000 to spend.

Either way: Respect the hustle.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 8:47:32 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: TigerClaws
let me see....does he get to go to school, study and do homework?...

does he get to help around the house or have a job while in HS?...

does he get to apply for scholarships and loans so he can pay the full cost of going to college instead of getting a pass ?....

does he have to actually do well on the SAT's to get into college?...

and when in college, does he get to study, study, work, and study and actually attend real hard classes and actually pass them?...

and does he have to put in resume after resume to get a good job, a job that some "others" would use the "race" card or the "poor" card to just walk right in?

31 posted on 07/11/2014 8:54:58 PM PDT by cherry
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To: TigerClaws

If this “budding entrepreneur” can bottle “White Privilege” I will take some with me on my next project in Singapore ...


32 posted on 07/11/2014 8:56:27 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: TigerClaws
Quote: As a result: Yaya hopes that, "through this campaign, I will begin to make some headway towards closing the gap that white privilege has created in my life." To that end, Yaya calculated the $135,000 figure by taking the statistical wage gap between Yaya and the typical white male then multiplying it by the 15 years Yaya has been in the job market.

What Yaya fails to discern is that she is not looking at a "wage" gap. Rather, what's she's seeing is actually a productivity gap, where some white males may choose to engage in economically productive activities for which they are rewarded by the marketplace.

Yaya, on the other hand, is penning laughably self-pitying screeds while engaging in the questionable trade of being an Internet panhandler (the only thing missing is the sign that says "Homeless, hungry. Please help. God Bless!")

As the marketplace generally does not reward non-productive behavior such as Yaya's, she is poorly remunerated. Yet she fails to correctly link her lack of success to her poor choices in life, choosing instead to blame the cultural bogeyman of "white privilege" for her piteous plight, which is in reality a product of her own ludicrously poor choices.
33 posted on 07/11/2014 9:06:04 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: TigerClaws
.. something every white person has.

A clue? :)

34 posted on 07/11/2014 9:10:07 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: TigerClaws

a more inventive request....white wealthy liberal privilege!

This means having the ability to whine about being broke when one has been given a multimillion dollar book deal.
Being able to denounce tax cuts for the rich while taking advatage of every possible deduction and scheme to lower ones tax rate..
Being able to say how one cares for union members while not employing union members
Being able to trash those wealthy Republican trust funders born with silver spoons while one is a wealthy Lefty trust funder born with a silver spoon...


35 posted on 07/11/2014 9:38:00 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: TigerClaws

I’m sure there are plenty of folks who would be willing to trade their white privilege for illegal alien privilege.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 9:00:42 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: TigerClaws

I got “White Privilege” and yet nobody ever gives me free stuff. Go figure.


37 posted on 07/12/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: TigerClaws

What is White privilege?


38 posted on 07/12/2014 9:13:16 AM PDT by sport
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To: TigerClaws
I want to raise 135k so I can understand Black Privilege by taking other peoples
money and not working for it.
39 posted on 07/12/2014 9:13:52 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Starstruck

When I try to tan my White Privelege away at the tanning salon, zero double-taxes me. This one I can’t figure out.


40 posted on 07/12/2014 9:30:21 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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