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Woman Who Coined ‘White Privilege’: People Tell Me I’ve ‘Changed Their Lives’
townhall.com ^ | 5/14/2014 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 05/15/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT by rktman

“Privilege” is a word that’s been tossed around a lot lately. But if you’re wondering about its origin, look no further than Peggy McIntosh, a women’s studies scholar at Wellesley College. Before Princeton freshman Tal Fortgang “Checked His Privilege” at the suggestion of his university professors, McIntosh wrote a paper in 1988 entitled “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: commieslibsprogs; destroythefamily; didiots; feminazis; liberalagenda; privilege; whiteprivilege
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Yup. Changed my life that's for sure. I used to be a little bit tolerant. Now my tolerance threshold is almost non-existent when it comes to these idiots. Again, white privilege means there are NO homeless or jobless white people anywhere out there right? What crap.
1 posted on 05/15/2014 7:22:45 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

There is a lesbian black teacher or something at UT-Austin who teaches that crap


2 posted on 05/15/2014 7:26:25 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rktman
I am not speaking in hyperbole. I truly believe that as the American Left continues to succumb to their own base appetites that they become more and more irrational. They are becoming more depraved and increasingly incapable of reasoning and reasoned thought.

The Left is captivated by their own pride and hubris. To them, there is no God, therefore they can control earth's climate.

To the Left, there is no God, therefore there are no immutable standards. Whatever THEY say is right or wrong is so and there is no other determining factors outside of their own small minds.

They are becoming unhinged right before our eyes.

3 posted on 05/15/2014 7:28:18 AM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: rktman

(Sorry if I sound like another poster)
Yup, it changed my life too. I used to think that a normal person could get ahead by hard work and effort, but I see that there are obstacles placed in the way of White males.
I used to be tolerant of other peoples’ views, but I have little to no tolerance of these intolerant idiots.
I benefited from no White privilege. Having a father and grandfather who busted their a$$e$ is the key. That is not White privilege.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 7:31:58 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: I want the USA back

Oh, but you are missing the whole ball of crap. If they were white, they automatically had doors opened for them just because of their whiteness. Had they not been white, the racial doors would have stayed shut. Fine example would be, oh, say, Clarence Thomas. Oh, wait he’s black. If you ever get to read his biography, it’s very good.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 7:35:48 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: I want the USA back

I have actually had a lib tell me that “parents who bust their asses for their children IS white privilege”.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 7:37:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

White privilege exists. Have you ever been called an “Uncle Tom”? Have you ever been called too much like another race because you’re trying to do good in school?
How often does Planned Parenthood try to bring a clinic into your neighborhood?


7 posted on 05/15/2014 7:37:09 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: rktman

Her demand is that if you are white, or Christian, you must give up your God given, Constitutionally protected, Natural Law, Rights.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 7:39:17 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: MNDude

I understand where you’re coming from, and I know PP targets black neighborhoods,

but we have a local community (173k) here with a PP with this makeup:

84.4% White, 4.3% African American, 0.3% American Indian, 6.3% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races


9 posted on 05/15/2014 7:39:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

An invented term for an invented concept invented by a do-nothing teacher in an invented field at a pretentious college.

Sure seems to be a solid basis for formulating public policy.


10 posted on 05/15/2014 7:40:40 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: rktman

“...Peggy McIntosh, a women’s studies scholar at Wellesley College...”

My gawd, we’re deluged with oxymorons today, are we not?

Woman studies scholar?

Really?

How about a dung beetle scholar? Oops, that might even have a useful purpose...in that we could more properly understand the Obamadork and Harry Reid.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 7:40:49 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: MrB

Anyone who tells me to check my Privilege is going to be told to check their Victimhood.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 7:41:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: rktman
Check your Professional-Victim Status, Sweetie.
13 posted on 05/15/2014 7:41:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: rktman

1-900-YT-GUILT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfozL1Ea_Co


14 posted on 05/15/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rktman

I think this ‘white privilege’ kick the left is on just may end up being a bridge too far for the racial guilt racket.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 7:44:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Obadiah

Very well said.

Trouble is.....there’s no telling how far it will go. So far we have seen no upper bound on just how absurd they can get, indeed, there seems to be an absurdity competition, like a psychotic costume party.

Al Queda is our enemy? Great! Fund them!

We have a problem with illegals? Great! Let more in!

Racism is a big issue? Terrific! Fan the flames of racial hatred until they explode.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 7:47:43 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: IronJack

Yes but she probably got tenure and promotions to full professor and “opened up a entire new field of study.”

And look we are even discussing her and her “theories” on FR!


17 posted on 05/15/2014 7:49:04 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: rktman
She sure changed my life.

I struggled HARD from a lower-class upbringing, through addiction, to get where I am.

My 'white privilege' didn't show up.

So, she sure changed my life. I now react almost violently at any mention of my 'privilege' or my 'racism'.

18 posted on 05/15/2014 7:52:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MrB
I have actually had a lib tell me that “parents who bust their asses for their children IS white privilege”.

That lib would be spitting out teeth for about 5 minutes.

19 posted on 05/15/2014 7:53:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Can’t punch your mother in law...

well, present company may be excluded from the above axiom...

:)


20 posted on 05/15/2014 7:54:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

Almost a century in railroad flats in Hells Kitchen. White privilege my ass.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Trouble is.....there’s no telling how far it will go.

And that is my concern. Right now the Left is destroying people through the civil process. It is not hard to imagine an increasingly armed federal government descending upon those the Left opposes.

More likely, I suspect, the Left's "protected classes" will begin to exact violent retribution against those they have determined unacceptable to them. Further, it is no stretch to think that these violent retaliations would be tacitly supported by the government, meaning no prosecution, and probably no real attempt at justice. Eric Holder has already set precedent on this point

The question is, how far and how fast will this come about. Seems to me like things are moving at a fast clip already.

22 posted on 05/15/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: rktman

Generally speaking whites have a strong sense of family, a good work ethic, believe in the 10 Commandments are financially savvy and a whole host of other positive traits.

Those who call it ‘privilege’ are confused and/or envious.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 7:57:05 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Obadiah

Couldn’t agree more. What are they going to scream next, when a growing portion of our population are now Mixed Race? 3 of my 5 great grands are.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 7:59:53 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep yGooour promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: rktman
Again, white privilege means there are NO homeless or jobless white people anywhere out there right?

NO! It means that whatever you have attained as a white person is not due to your intelligence, ambition, perseverence, or hard work, but due to your oppression of "historically under-represented" minorities, and the special perks you get as a member of the "white privilege club". I sentence you to re-education, two years of womyns studies... LoL

25 posted on 05/15/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: rktman

So peggy doesn’t think much of men, and is a self-loathing white woman who has found a way to make money from it?


26 posted on 05/15/2014 8:06:00 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: rktman
Pol Pot systematically shot people who wore glasses believing they represented the privileged educated class. When will the American Left set up their standard to eliminate those they deem privileged and unacceptable to them?
27 posted on 05/15/2014 8:06:14 AM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: Obadiah

The Roaring 20’s was a similar time. Nobody gave a toss. Very divided country morally.


28 posted on 05/15/2014 8:08:00 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

I wasn’t there. :)


29 posted on 05/15/2014 8:10:34 AM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: rktman

..as if -—

There was no such thing as “Black Privilege.”

Otherwise, how did we get “this guy” as President?


30 posted on 05/15/2014 8:13:37 AM PDT by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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..as if -—

There was no such thing as “Black Privilege.”

Otherwise, how did we get “this guy” as President?


31 posted on 05/15/2014 8:14:03 AM PDT by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: rktman
The whole "white privilege" scam operates under the myth that success in life is random and just a matter of luck. If you're white, you were lucky to be born with that special knapsack of luck and privilege, and you never had to work hard in your life to get where you are.

I don't think even too many liberals believe the crap McIntosh and others ladle out. It's just another scam by wacked-out leftists to get money from gullible libs who pay to hear people call them names.

32 posted on 05/15/2014 8:18:15 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: LambSlave

I am SOOOOO glad to be retired out of my corporate America run job. The job was great, the yearly diversity was getting to the point of absurdity by the time I retired. Checking the boxes to keep the feds at bay. It had gotten to the point of even if somebody overheard you say something not even to them, you could be “reported”. Don’t miss that part at all. Actually the group I was in was a, shall we say, a unique set of individuals who, if put in a serious corporate setting would probably all have been terminated. But we did the job that needed done and I don’t think there was anyone else that could have done it.


33 posted on 05/15/2014 8:19:06 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: novemberslady

It sucks to have a conscience. If I didn’t have one, I’ve had a lot of thoughts that could have made me lots of money over the years.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 8:20:50 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Maine Mariner

Well, there’s “discussing” and then there’s “rebutting.” To discuss her inventions is to lend them a validity they don’t deserve. Ridicule or outright rejection is more the order of the day.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 8:21:54 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: rktman

Or to put it another way, Oprah Winfrey has three billion dollars. I’m white, and I do not have three billion dollars. I’m not complaining, but my wife and I have a microscopic amount of money compared to Oprah. I guess she had black privilege.


36 posted on 05/15/2014 8:23:42 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Da Coyote

I think it’s fair to say that an expert knowledge of dung beetles would help the world far more than an army of know-nothings like the “white privilege” proponents.


37 posted on 05/15/2014 8:26:06 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: skeeter
"bridge too far"

You may be right, but they never lack for ideas to explain the failure of the people they claim to champion. Once this one drops out of favor, they'll come up with a new scam.

38 posted on 05/15/2014 8:27:58 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: novemberslady
"make money from it?"

Bingo.

39 posted on 05/15/2014 8:30:03 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
It is clear they've lost a lot of white folks of good will in past years, this will garauntee they lose most of the remaining.

I guess they'd better get going with that amnesty.

40 posted on 05/15/2014 8:34:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Obadiah
I agree wholeheartedly with your Post #3. Paul's letter to the Roman's describes this disease very well. I'll just excerpt a small snippet:

Romans 1:20-27 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet...

Just one downward spiral. Men deny God - despite all the evidence of His Goodness and care - and God eventually 'gives them up to themselves', and they descend further and further into depravity.

41 posted on 05/15/2014 8:41:08 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: rktman

Privilege is what the lazy and stupid want the hand outs never end for them.


42 posted on 05/15/2014 8:49:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Obadiah

Exactly. How bad does it get for the people who decry the current modus operandi until that turnaround moment occurs? It’s unknowable, and this admin is exhibiting all the signs of a cornered animal. There has already been epic destruction in literally every sector of the economy and society. How much more?


43 posted on 05/15/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: rktman

In my 50 odd years being white has garnered me NO privileges.


44 posted on 05/15/2014 8:50:38 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: IronJack

Prov 26
4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
or you yourself will be just like him.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
or he will be wise in his own eyes.

(Don’t argue with the fool using his premises - destroy his premises.)


45 posted on 05/15/2014 8:52:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman
Woman Who Coined ‘White Privilege’

She forgot that it is actually rich, middle aged, white, heterosexual, Christian, male, of European descent privilege.This is the group that is oppressing and exploiting the postmodern neoproletariat.

46 posted on 05/15/2014 8:58:00 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Obadiah; All
Trouble is.....there’s no telling how far it will go.
And that is my concern. Right now the Left is destroying people through the civil process. It is not hard to imagine an increasingly armed federal government descending upon those the Left opposes.

More likely, I suspect, the Left’s “protected classes” will begin to exact violent retribution against those they have determined unacceptable to them. Further, it is no stretch to think that these violent retaliations would be tacitly supported by the government, meaning no prosecution, and probably no real attempt at justice. Eric Holder has already set precedent on this point

The question is, how far and how fast will this come about. Seems to me like things are moving at a fast clip already.

Yes indeed. The hidden truth is that much of the governing class and their academic enablers believe in one fashion or another that normal middle class white people are THE PROMBLEM. In order for the US to become a part of a functioning ‘interdependent global society’ the spirit and the very identity of the middle class has to be broken and remade. White guilt and ‘white privilege’ are important intellectual tools in this struggle. Equally important is bringing enough non-white third world people to the US so that the US will ‘look like the world that is emerging’. Finally recalcitrant whiteys will be controlled by some sort of street militia called ‘The Community Police’ that will be recruited by ‘community leaders’ from maladjusted and unemployable young non white males. This is no fantasy, I have heard enough inside the beltway coded speech talking about this sort of scenario.

47 posted on 05/15/2014 9:08:12 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Leftist Privilege rules America


48 posted on 05/15/2014 9:09:35 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: IronJack

Excellent observation about the difference between discussing and rebutting.


49 posted on 05/15/2014 9:19:33 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: rktman

“White Privilege” is simple racism. There is no way to ‘fix’ the condition like there is no way to ‘fix’ the pigment shade.

My opinion is that it is a method to enable non-whites to retain ‘victimhood’ in spite of all hiring preferences and academic adjustments. That this coming to the fore now after 5 years of a ‘black’ President is no accident.

It is ugly and as a generalization totally laughable. Unfortunately I am sure it will become a race-baiter meme for a long time to come as it works to the liberal ‘white guilt’ factor.


50 posted on 05/15/2014 9:21:49 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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