Skip to comments.White Privilege, White Entitlement and the 2008 Election-(Projectile Mega-Vomiting Alert!)
Posted on 09/15/2008 9:00:44 AM PDT by tcrlaf
For those who still cant grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are constantly looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.
White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because "every family has challenges," even as black and Latino families with similar "challenges" are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.
White privilege is when you can call yourself a "fuckin redneck," like Bristol Palins boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you'll "kick their fuckin' ass," and talk about how you like to "shoot shit" for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.
White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six years like Sarah Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of, then returned to after making up some coursework at a community college), and no one questions your intelligence or commitment to achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first place because of affirmative action.
White privilege is when you can claim that being mayor of a town smaller than most medium-sized colleges, and then Governor of a state with about the same number of people as the lower fifth of the island of Manhattan, makes you ready to potentially be president, and people dont all piss on themselves with laughter, while being a black U.S. Senator, two-term state Senator, and constitutional law scholar, means youre "untested."
White privilege is being able to say that you support the words "under God" in the pledge of allegiance because "if it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me," and not be immediately disqualified from holding office--since, after all, the pledge was written in the late 1800s and the "under God" part wasnt added until the 1950s--while believing that reading accused criminals and terrorists their rights (because, ya know, the Constitution, which you used to teach at a prestigious law school requires it), is a dangerous and silly idea only supported by mushy liberals.
White privilege is being able to be a gun enthusiast and not make people immediately scared of you. White privilege is being able to have a husband who was a member of an extremist political party that wants your state to secede from the Union, and whose motto was "Alaska first," and no one questions your patriotism or that of your family, while if you're black and your spouse merely fails to come to a 9/11 memorial so she can be home with her kids on the first day of school, people immediately think shes being disrespectful.
White privilege is being able to make fun of community organizers and the work they do--like, among other things, fight for the right of women to vote, or for civil rights, or the 8-hour workday, or an end to child labor--and people think youre being pithy and tough, but if you merely question the experience of a small town mayor and 18-month governor with no foreign policy expertise beyond a class she took in college--youre somehow being mean, or even sexist.
White privilege is being able to convince white women who dont even agree with you on any substantive issue to vote for you and your running mate anyway, because all of a sudden your presence on the ticket has inspired confidence in these same white women, and made them give your party a "second look."
White privilege is being able to fire people who didnt support your political campaigns and not be accused of abusing your power or being a typical politician who engages in favoritism, while being black and merely knowing some folks from the old-line political machines in Chicago means you must be corrupt.
White privilege is being able to attend churches over the years whose pastors say that people who voted for John Kerry or merely criticize George W. Bush are going to hell, and that the U.S. is an explicitly Christian nation and the job of Christians is to bring Christian theological principles into government, and who bring in speakers who say the conflict in the Middle East is Gods punishment on Jews for rejecting Jesus, and everyone can still think youre just a good church-going Christian, but if youre black and friends with a black pastor who has noted (as have Colin Powell and the U.S. Department of Defense) that terrorist attacks are often the result of U.S. foreign policy and who talks about the history of racism and its effect on black people, youre an extremist who probably hates America.
White privilege is not knowing what the Bush Doctrine is when asked by a reporter, and then people get angry at the reporter for asking you such a "trick question," while being black and merely refusing to give one-word answers to the queries of Bill OReilly means youre dodging the question, or trying to seem overly intellectual and nuanced.
White privilege is being able to claim your experience as a POW has anything at all to do with your fitness for president, while being black and experiencing racism is, as Sarah Palin has referred to it, a "light" burden.
And finally, white privilege is the only thing that could possibly allow someone to become president when he has voted with George W. Bush 90 percent of the time, even as unemployment is skyrocketing, people are losing their homes, inflation is rising, and the U.S. is increasingly isolated from world opinion, just because white voters arent sure about that whole "change" thing. Ya know, its just too vague and ill-defined, unlike, say, four more years of the same, which is very concrete and certain.
White privilege is, in short, the problem.
Constitutional law scholar? Scholars write scholarly papers. Where are Bambi's?
so...ahh...Tim - what’s your point?
if you have a problem, why don’t you leave?
lame whining and race cards don’t work anymore.
Is this POS a trust fund child?
Has he EVER worked? Really worked? 2 jobs at a time? 3 jobs at a time? I have, so he can STFU.
Cry me a river.
MY “White Priviledge” consists of getting up, doing farm chores, getting on a school bus and going to school and getting good grades.
Then working jobs I was qualified to do, because I actually got a good high school education, showing up on time and WORKING for my EMPLOYER!! No cell phones, no texting, no I-Pods, etc.
Then buying my first house when I was 26 years old, with a modest $5000 inheritance from my mother’s death. I owned that house for 29 years, paying only 2 payments late, which I paid with the penalty. I was female and divorced.
During those years, I worked full time and attended college 2 nights a week, did all my homework, and got a 4.0 grade average in Accounting classes. Work, School, Homework, take care of house. No partying, no romantic life, no extras, just time consumed with work and school.
Inherited a second house when my Dad died. Cleaned it up and rented it out for a number of years until long-distance landlord problems coaxed me into selling it to my brother.
During that period, bought a 3rd house, which I rented, and then moved into. There for 12++ years, and then left because of the influx of the Liberals telling all of us how much we needed “street lights ,paved roads, sidewalks” in the rural area I was in. Voter registration went from 82% Republican to 42%. Time to leave.
Some jobs I had were white collar, and some were blue collar, and some were very dirty blue collar.
If all of that is “White Priviledge”, I want someone to come to my house and explain it to me “up close and personal”. Please do...let’s see you move some 125# hay bales for me.
I still do all my ranch work and dogs and horses are healthy and well-cared for.
This puke can KMA about “White Priviledge”.
while the prepnderance of those other children are born to too-young mothers (with missing or never-identified fathers) whose mother and nowadays even their grandmothers are already collecting public assistance. The circle remains unbroken as another generation of welfare babies are birthed to children already on the dole.”
One of those “mothers” was on Maury 7 times trying to find the “father” of her 5 y/o son.
He is a perfect example. Liberalism is a birth defect!
Last I heard, the illigitimate rate for blacks in the city
was 85%. It might help the black cause if they would have self-discipline in that area in order to establish a more stable home life. Blacks that follow a conservative way of life have found America to be a blessing.
Eventually, people like this writer will advance to the stage where they dream of the Ultimate Solution. After all, if whites are the source of all social problems, if they are the cause of all discrimination and racism, if the problem is institutional... isn’t it reasonable just to round them up and kill them? Isn’t that the end point of this writer’s rant?
There may be other instances in human history where a group has been identified with all of society’s troubles and problems, and the complaints about their so-called power and privilege eventually led to a campaign of genocide.
Excellent posting devolve.
I’ll be gone a few hours now, have fun, lol.
First Lucy was ready to ‘run Congress’ in Dem Bones cartoon and now she’s giving Obama-Ayers ‘what for’!!
And this "thepeoplesvoice.org" where the link takes you is a Communist website filled with moonbat 'truther' garbage and the typical tripe spewed by your typical Che & Fidel 'fan'.
In short, they're all psychotics too. Here is one example:
They (Bush & the Neocons) have committed crimes for which there are not yet laws writtenUh okay. Your padded sell is down the hall and to the right.
Does this clown actually believe that if Palin were Black, Pubbies would not be enthusiastic about her? He’s absolutely nuts.
There's no may be about it. This kind of tirade, once institutionalized, most assuredly leads to campaigns of genocide.There are many examples.
Leftists have been using the "white privilege" trope for about twenty years now as a means of explaining the way things are the way they are. According to this totally lunatic theory the only reason people of European descent got where they are is the color of their skin. If that theory is true, he'll have to explain the success of Europeans in many parts of the country (like mine) where the minority population is minimal and sometimes nonexistent. There was a total of ONE!! black family that lived in my hometown of fifty thousand population when I grew up. Even now the black population is only one percent of the total. If the white privilege theory of white people only succeeding by oppressing minorities, how did they succeed?
I don't think anybody, even the demented fools like Wise, actually believe this. Bill Bradley alluded to wp in his disastrous bid for the White House in 2000. I'm sure the white privilege explanation went over real well in white, blue-collar audiences. (smirk)
. . . White privilege is having a rate of crime that is a fraction of that committed by Black people.
. . . White privilege is losing out on jobs, promotions, and graduate school to the less qualified because you are White.
. . . White privilege is paying taxes to support programs to advance others based on their race and ethnicity even when they are less qualified than others.
That’s the Michelin Man - “Bib”
An early version - made up of stack tires
[Thats the Michelin Man - Bib]
Yeah, I recognized it and thought of the ‘unspun’ one right away. Also the doughboy with rubberbands, lol. You can have the chef’s hat!!
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