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The Pitfalls of Working with White People
Progressives Today ^ | 5/20/2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/20/2014 3:47:39 PM PDT by Tenlein

“The pitfalls of working with white people” Including:

** They ask stupid questions. ** They benefit financially on the backs of black people ** They expect to be appreciated by people of color when they work against racism ** They act afraid of people of color ** They get too friendly too fast

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: psychology; racism; whiteprivilege; whites; workplace
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According to the national White Privilege Conference, there really isn't anything white people can do right regarding racism.
1 posted on 05/20/2014 3:47:39 PM PDT by Tenlein
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To: Tenlein

What a bigot. This guy should be shunned as such.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 3:49:05 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Tenlein

Man what a load of conflicting crap. LOL


3 posted on 05/20/2014 3:49:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tenlein

Note that “Progressives Today” is an organization about exposing “progressives”, not a “progressive” site.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT by Tenlein
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To: Tenlein

Very true, the context matters, but we didn’t want to visit the site. They are exposing the racism.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 3:50:55 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Tenlein

I follow Progressives Today on twitter.

I love their aggressive nature of taking the fight right to the proglodytes.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 3:51:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tenlein
They act afraid of people of color

There's a DAMN good reason for this, and it's not physical fear. MANY of us have busted our asses, often through as much if not more adversity than many blacks or Hispanics, to climb the social and corporate ladder to our positions. To have a single black man or black woman call us a racist, regardless of context or verity, would absolutely destroy the credibility we've worked so hard to attain and turn us into social and corporate pariahs for the same.

The very definition of racism has been maligned and destroyed and bears no meaning to the dictionary or historical definition under the modern convention of the word. It's a damn shame and it's destroying people.

7 posted on 05/20/2014 3:51:41 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Tenlein
According to the national White Privilege Conference, there really isn't anything white people can do right regarding racism.

It's tough, but I can live with myself

8 posted on 05/20/2014 3:51:51 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Tenlein

Who gives a rats patuty. Their Criminal aspect has shown through and The very thing that was made law about Discrimination is hurting them more than anything else!


9 posted on 05/20/2014 3:51:59 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Tenlein

Seems to me this whole thing is racist.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 3:53:00 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Tenlein

As the kids would say,”Whatever!”.

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11 posted on 05/20/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT by Mears
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To: DocJhn

And OMG White People write Pay Checks!


12 posted on 05/20/2014 3:54:35 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: ChildOfThe60s; Tenlein

Keep tempting me.

http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com


13 posted on 05/20/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Tenlein

I’ve thought this POTUS had so far successfully set race relations back 60 years. I think I had better be ready to revise and more than double that.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 3:55:58 PM 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: rarestia

More cussing, it looks so good on a conservative site.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 3:57:47 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: DocJhn

I don’t wanna ask you questions, I don’t want your praise, I’m definatley not afraid of you! I just want you to do your job! Geeter Done!


16 posted on 05/20/2014 3:58:30 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Tenlein

I font every point on this list to be absolutely true, if you are referring to LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVE White people.

Every white liberal / progressive I have seen thinks about Black people exactly this way.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Tenlein
I think blacks would be surprised that whites don't think about them as much as they think.

One of my favorite things is to hear a black say, "Whites think...".

18 posted on 05/20/2014 3:59:49 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ansel12
More cussing, it looks so good on a conservative site.

Damn right! Hell, we should avoid that sort of bitching. It makes us look like asses!

19 posted on 05/20/2014 4:00:47 PM 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: Tenlein

This guy sounds like a nagger. I’m getting real tired of naggers. Stop nagging, you naggers!


20 posted on 05/20/2014 4:01:45 PM 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: Tenlein

Oprah has a cure for racism.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 4:01:56 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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Same Jim Hoft from Gateway Pundit?


22 posted on 05/20/2014 4:06:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Lazamataz
More cussing, it looks so good on a conservative site.

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Damn right! Hell, we should avoid that sort of bitching. It makes us look like asses!

Grow up. Thank you.
23 posted on 05/20/2014 4:08:49 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Tenlein
`The pitfalls of working with white people' count Dracula photo: Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) e6d374d2.jpg Quite a few of us are, uh... `night people.'
24 posted on 05/20/2014 4:10:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Tenlein

if they don’t like working with whites, then they won’t mind whites not paying into their ponzi scheme of a ‘tax system’


25 posted on 05/20/2014 4:12:21 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Tenlein

“Just keep your daughter away from my son.
If she likes our people, let her start at the bottom.
Let her get a high yellow and work up.”

Fred G. Sanford


26 posted on 05/20/2014 4:14:14 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ansel12

Are you one of those folks who believes “damn” is a “cuss word?” Seriously?


27 posted on 05/20/2014 4:14:51 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Tenlein

I’ve never owned any slaves.
I’ve never met anyone who was ever a slave.
I refuse to accept that slavery more than a century ago has afforded me any advantage -or- inflicted any disadvantage to anyone else alive today.
I’ve had to start over from scratch three times in my life due to my own choices. This time, by the grace of GOD, I’ve learned from my mistakes and know better than to repeat them.
I’ve had to fight for every inch I’ve gained.
No one gave me anything I didn’t earn.
I’ve never met anyone of any color who had any standing to blame me for their poor choices or unfortunate circumstances.
Anyone who claims any different about me is delusional and is simply refusing to take personal responsibility for their own failures and looking to blame anyone and anything to protect their own ego. Period.


28 posted on 05/20/2014 4:15:55 PM PDT by jaydee770
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To: Lazamataz

Once again sir, you boil things down to a couple biting lines of snark that just plain destroys the crap and sets a proper tone for dealing with both the Progs and those that fear saying what needs to be said.

“In your face” applies to both. Alinsky to the Progs and those that cower from using the tactics the Progs use.

Some things just need to be said, they ain’t polite any more. Why do we need to be


29 posted on 05/20/2014 4:19:06 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Lazamataz

I kind of like the Yiddish swears-—which I’ve used all of my life.

Schmuck,putz,pain in the tush. They have a certain ring to them.:-)

.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 4:21:01 PM PDT by Mears
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To: rarestia

I bet there are times and in front of people, where you wouldn’t use the language you posted.

Why not a public forum of conservatives?

Do you know how quickly this place could degenerate into looking like DU, if we don’t make some effort to police ourselves?

At DU, they love the cussing, it is some kind of lefty, “authenticity” thing, “keeping it real”, showing ones “true emotions”, their “realism”, their “street cred”.


31 posted on 05/20/2014 4:21:37 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
Grow up. Thank you.

Request denied.

Dammit.

32 posted on 05/20/2014 4:22:09 PM 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: Tenlein

When I worked at a liberal think tank in my youth, I got mightily fed up with a lot of my African-American co-workers. Not all, mind you.

There was the black temp who accused me of racism because I walked slightly ahead of her to show her to her seat. She also accused me of racism because I went through her absent bosses’ mail - as instructed by the boss because we felt a temp wouldn’t know what to do with it. We assumed that all the temp should do was answer the phone and take messages.

My favorite, was the intern from a major university who was given an office that had been vacated by a program officer. I kept the program officer’s rolodex in there because my desk was overwhelmed. She complained about this nasty rolodex every day until she decided to throw it away. Everyone went mad once they realized that this important document had been destroyed!!! She then went to a black Program Officer and said that I had demanded she throw it away. Fortunately, the boss of the entire outfit saw through the entire episode and knew I would never do that. My only regret? That I didn’t take that damned rolodex out of that b’s hands. This same intern went to the President of the organization (a black man) complained of endemic racism. A nice guy, he rolled his eyes and sent her back to her giant office.

I went into this organization a raving lib and came out a raving con. Go figure.


33 posted on 05/20/2014 4:24:14 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Tenlein

“They ask stupid questions.”

How’s that hope and change working out for you?


34 posted on 05/20/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Lazamataz

(LOL)


35 posted on 05/20/2014 4:30:28 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Lazamataz

Cussers piss me off.

(Didn’t I read that on your FReep page?)


36 posted on 05/20/2014 4:32:00 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: jaydee770

I am slavic. Slavic means slave....

I am not bitter about it.

Screw the race hustlers.


37 posted on 05/20/2014 4:34:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Tenlein
According to this list whitey can't win.

I've warned my kids that the kind of whitey that is most disgusting in the eyes of people of color is the obsequious, genuflecting whitey.

So, as with everyone else, make em earn your respect.

38 posted on 05/20/2014 4:36:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tenlein

The Pitfalls of Working With White Liberals


39 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:31 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: Lazamataz

“Naggers”

My FRiend, you have coined a term which could quickly take wing and spread like the wind!

“No, I said they were NAGGERS!!”

I too wish to spread a new term: Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service codename is actually “The Flying Buttress”.

Whatcha think?

;^)


40 posted on 05/20/2014 4:42:30 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: ltc8k6

Wasn’t there a recent comedian who said that white women sleep with Latinos as a way to working up to black guys (or maybe switch the Latino/black part)?


41 posted on 05/20/2014 4:47:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Tenlein

“According to the national White Privilege Conference, there really isn’t anything white people can do right regarding racism.”

If White people are “born” racist - and that seems to be the message coming more and more from the “White Privilege” crowd then why are we not a protected group like homosexuals who are “born that way”?


42 posted on 05/20/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: elcid1970
There is a similar South Park skit which can be found on YouTube.
43 posted on 05/20/2014 4:49:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Tenlein

Biggest pitfall of working with white people is that you have to get up, show up and work until the workday is over.

White people—some few of them anyway—are crazy that way.


44 posted on 05/20/2014 4:51:14 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Responsibility2nd
Cussers piss me off. (Didn’t I read that on your FReep page?)

No, because cussers delight me.

45 posted on 05/20/2014 4:56:43 PM 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: Tenlein
Progressives Today              
46 posted on 05/20/2014 4:58:59 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: elcid1970
“Naggers” My FRiend, you have coined a term

I wish I could claim I coined the term.

:)


47 posted on 05/20/2014 4:59:05 PM 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: Oops!
In keeping with ancient FReeper tradition > ROFL resulting from reading naught but head/teaser !

(old habits cling tenaciously)

48 posted on 05/20/2014 5:02:37 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Tenlein
No Whites Allowed: Student Booted From Conference Because Of Skin Color: “Because I was white they would feel unsafe?”
49 posted on 05/20/2014 5:13:08 PM PDT by blam
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To: ChildOfThe60s
According to the national White Privilege Conference, there really isn't anything white people can do right regarding racism.

Might I suggest getting a concealed carry permit?

50 posted on 05/20/2014 5:37:58 PM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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