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‘White Privilege’ Exposed
FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 30, 2014 | Jack Kerwick

Posted on 05/30/2014 6:27:35 AM PDT by SJackson

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‘White Privilege’ Exposed

Posted By Jack Kerwick On May 30, 2014 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments

The idea of “white privilege” has made the news recently. The truth, though, is that it has been a fetish of leftist academics for quite some time.

“White privilege,” as one sage puts it, “is a form of racism” that’s “predicated on preserving the privileges”—by which he means the “social and economic benefits”—of whites.  Because “white privilege” is maintained via “hegemonic structures, practices, and ideologies,” individual whites “do not necessarily intend to hurt people of color,” even though “they inevitably do.”

So, white privilege is all about “preserving the privileges of white people” by way of those white privilege-producing things that “reproduce whites’ privileged status.”

That the definition of “white privilege” is rigged from the outset to paint all whites as victimizers and all non-whites (particularly blacks) as victims can be seen by its viciously circular reasoning.  But it is also, necessarily, highly abstract.  Once we make concrete its implications, however, its ridiculousness is exposed.

Statistically, blacks, say, have far higher rates of criminality than do whites.  This, it is held, is a legacy of “racism” or “white privilege.”  Of course, raw numbers in and of themselves go zero distance in establishing anything.  Inter-racial statistical disparities no more signify injustice than does the fact that there are statistical disparities between the rates at which men and women are struck by lightning indicate injustice.

Back in 2000, Reginald and Jonathan Carr, two black brothers, beat, tortured, sexually humiliated, and robbed five white victims: Jason Befort, Brad Heyka, Aaron Sander, Heather Muller, and a woman known only as H.G.  The Carrs repeatedly raped the women before shooting all five of their prey in the backs of their heads and driving over their bodies in a stolen pick-up truck. H.G. was the lone survivor.

If the theory of “white privilege” is true, then the Carrs are the real victims and those whose lives they destroyed are the victimizers, for in the absence of “white privilege,” the Carrs would have been decent, law-abiding citizens.

In 2007, in Nashville, Tennessee, a young white couple, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, were out on a date.  They were carjacked, abducted, raped, and murdered by five blacks.  Newsom was sodomized and shot.  His body was wrapped and set on fire.  Christian was raped anally, orally, and vaginally.  She was forced to ingest bleach to remove traces of her assailants’ DNA and stuffed alive in garbage bags.  Over the span of hours, she gradually suffocated to death.

If the theory of “white privilege” is true, these black criminals are the real victims and those whites whose lives they destroyed were actually the victimizers, for in the absence of “white privilege,” these black rapist murderers would have been decent, law-abiding citizens.

Last summer, Delby “Shorty” Benton, an 89-year-old white World War II veteran, was jumped and beaten to death by two black teenagers in Seattle.

If the theory of “white privilege” is true, then Benton’s murderers are the real victims and this WWII hero was the victimizer, for in the absence of “white privilege,” these thugs would’ve been decent, law-abiding citizens.  

On Christmas Eve 2010, in Houston, a 12-year-old white boy, Jonathan Foster, was kidnapped, bound, and killed by way of a blowtorch courtesy of a 44-year-old black woman, Mona Nelson.  His remains were discarded in a ditch along the side of a road.

If the theory of “white privilege” is true, then Nelson was the real victim and young Foster was the victimizer, for in the absence of “white privilege,” Nelson would’ve been a decent, law-abiding citizen.  

Last year, a 99-year-old white woman, Fannie Gumbinger, was greeted by a 20-year-old black male intruder in her Poughkeepsie, New York home.  Gumbinger was subsequently murdered. Police say she died of “multiple injuries.”

If the theory of “white privilege” is true, then the black man who beat Gumbinger to death was the real victim and Gumbinger was the victimizer, for in the absence of “white privilege,” this robber and murderer would’ve been a decent, law-abiding citizen. 

In my hometown of Trenton, New Jersey, back in 1992, black career criminal Ambrose Harris carjacked Kristin Huggins, a young white female.  Harris carjacked Huggins, and while she pleaded with him not to deprive her of her virginity, he sodomized her.  While begging for her life, Harris put a bullet in the back of Huggins’ head and left her body in a shallow grave.

If the theory of “white privilege” is true, then Harris is the real victim and Huggins is the victimizer, for in the absence of “white privilege,” Harris would’ve been a decent, law-abiding citizen.

The 18th century philosopher David Hume remarked that many an absurd theory has taken refuge behind high levels of abstraction.

To this list we can add the theory of “white privilege,” surely one of the most absurd positions of them all.  



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: academicbias; indoctrination; naughtyteacherslist; racialtheory; racism; whiteprivilege; whiteymustpay

1 posted on 05/30/2014 6:27:35 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

White priviledge sounds like another “you need to give me what you have becsuse im too lazy to work for it myself” excuse to me.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 6:43:19 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: SJackson
“White privilege,” as one sage puts it, “is a form of racism” that’s “predicated on preserving the privileges”—by which he means the “social and economic benefits”—of whites.

Yes, like affirmative action for employment and college admission, minority scholarships, minority business loans, government grants disproportionally available to minorities, etc. The US has NOT had a level playing field for fifty years. What a shame that the recipients of unmerited favor have been made dysfunctional by it; like the spoiled brat 'rich' kids who become incapable of holding a job and constantly need bailing out.

3 posted on 05/30/2014 6:52:50 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SJackson

The assumption behind this jackassery is that our successful, wealth generating culture is but one way to have a successful, wealth generating society. This one just happens to benefit “white people”.

The assumption would be that if we had a non-Western culture that benefited other than whites, it would be just as successful and wealth generating.

This is historically, demonstrably untrue.

Western Culture, which is really their target, is THE MOST SUCCESSFUL culture in history, because it’s based on the Judeo-Christian ethical model given to us in the Word of God.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 6:56:22 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: SJackson
I'm wondering how this whole “White Privilege” thing effects ALBINOS?

I think it's about time that ALBINOS came out of the closet (protects them from the sunlight) and demands “Special Minority Class Status” as a way of distancing themselves from your average “Whitey.”

Talk about gender confusion. Imagine how an African American Albino must feel!

5 posted on 05/30/2014 7:02:12 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: SJackson

Any teacher who seeks to make a student feel shame and guilt for the color of his skin is a racist who should be banned from the profession.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 7:07:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: V_TWIN
"White priviledge sounds like another “you need to give me what you have becsuse im too lazy to work for it myself” excuse to me."

Same O same O

7 posted on 05/30/2014 7:19:22 AM PDT by blam
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To: a fool in paradise
"Any teacher who seeks to make a student feel shame and guilt for the color of his skin is a racist who should be banned from the profession."

Wasn't there a teachers conference recently where the teachers were being taught how to make White kids feel bad if they weren't ashamed of being White.

I have a gun in my pocket everywhere I go.

8 posted on 05/30/2014 7:22:31 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Bullying is only bad when the victim is a member of the Democrat Party.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 7:29:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: blam

And “teachers conferences” can be “funny” things. There was a series of them last summer that were Marxist indoctrination sessions. No national coverage yet they were nationally coordinated.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 7:30:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: blam

I see that my post was from 2012. I’d suspect that they are held annually...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2958853/posts?q=1&;page=21

Teachers Flock to Northwestern University for ‘Marxist Conference’
Breitbart ^

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 11:03:23 PM by chessplayer


Hmmm. Does not appear to be an isolated event.

There was a Marxist conference held in Austin at UT Saturday as well.

A quick google search turned this up.
http://socialistworker.org/marxism-conferences-2012

Question authority, especially of Communist boot licking toadies.

EXPOSED
Find a conference in a city near you:

Boston | October 27
New England Marxism Conference
Harvard University, Emerson Hall, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Visit the conference Facebook page or website.

Los Angeles | October 27
Southern California Marxism Conference
Los Angeles Valley College, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Visit the conference Facebook page or website.

Rochester, N.Y. | October 27
Western New York Regional Marxism Conference
Rochester Institute of Technology, noon-7 p.m.
Visit the conference Facebook page.

Portland, Ore. | November 3
Northwest Regional Marxism Conference
Portland State University, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Visit the conference Facebook page or website.

Atlanta | November 10
Southeast Regional Marxism Conference
Georgia State University, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Austin, Texas | November 10
Southwest Marxism Conference
University of Texas-Austin, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Visit the conference Facebook page or website.

Chicago | November 10
Chicago and Midwest Regional Conference
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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New York City | November 10
New York City Regional Marxism Conference
Columbia University, Lerner Hall, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
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Berkeley, Calif. | November 17
Bay Area and Northern California Regional Marxism Conference
University of California-Berkeley, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Madison, Wis. | November 17
Madison and Midwest Regional Marxism Conference
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Visit the conference website.

Columbus, Ohio | December 1
Columbus and Midwest Regional Marxism Conference
Ohio State University, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Organized by the International Socialist Organization, publisher of SocialistWorker.org

22 posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:05:29 AM by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)


11 posted on 05/30/2014 7:33:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: SJackson

Can we cut this liberal coward crap yet? Accademia needs an enema.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 7:35:31 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: a fool in paradise
15th Annual White-Hates Aka White Privilege Conference
13 posted on 05/30/2014 7:36:44 AM PDT by blam
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To: SJackson

I’d never heard of that Huggins murder.

“According to news accounts, when Harris was sentenced in 1996, he was asked if he had anything to say to his victim’s parents, who were in the courtroom . Harris turned and suggested that Huggins’ parents apologize to him. His outburst caused the judge to remove him from the courtroom.”

Apparently he’s still on Death Row, long overdue for a needle in the arm.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 7:39:26 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: SJackson
From where I sit, ‘white privilege’ means you get the ‘privilege’ of working your @ss off to pay for the gibsmedats.
15 posted on 05/30/2014 7:39:44 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: blam

I recall at least one of these “diversity conferences” or employee bitch sessions prohibiting white attendees. Discrimination is alive and well held in place by bitter clingers who profit from it.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 7:50:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: SJackson
In my hometown of .....

Little Rock, AR in , back in 2008, a black career criminal, broke in, anally, vaginally, and orally raped KATV news anchor Anne Pressly in her home. When she tried fighting back breaking her wrists and forearms since she was a strong Christian and a virgin. When the perpetrator tried to sexually assault Pressly orally, she bit him, causing the attacker to beat her to death, so much so that part of her brain was recovered from the ceiling.

Curtis Lavelle Vance for the murder of Pressly. On November 11, 2009, Vance was convicted of capital murder, residential burglary, rape and theft of property. Vance was reportedly a fan of Pressly, and was a frequent viewer of her morning news show. The following day, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. The Arkansas Supreme Court rejected Vance's appeal on June 2, 2011. Also, Vance was also charged with the rape of Kristen Edwards on April 21, 2008 at her home in Marianna, Arkansas Before he fled, the rapist stole her cell phone and charger, a video and $3 – all the cash she had with her at the time. Vance was subjected to a swab test for his DNA and all 16 genetic markers the test compared matched the DNA recovered from the semen in Edwards's rape.

During the trial, Vance admitted under questioning that he had been inside Edwards's home on the morning of the rape, although he claimed that it was because "there were mobs roaming the streets in Little Rock" that morning and he was afraid.

Despite his admission of being in the victims home, her being brutally raped that morning, and the statistically negligible chance of his DNA matching anyone else's, the jury was hung, resulting in a mistrial. There were five white and seven black jurors, and they split exactly along ethnic lines, with the seven blacks voting for acquitting Vance, who is also black.

If the theory of “white privilege” is true, then the murder and rapistist of white women, VANCE, is the real victim and the two, virgin white women are the victimizer, for in the absence of “white privilege,” Vance would’ve been a decent, law-abiding citizen.

17 posted on 05/30/2014 7:52:26 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: SJackson

These days anti-racism means you are anti-white. Many whites are this kind of anti-racist. They are stupid and hate their own


18 posted on 05/30/2014 7:52:49 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: SJackson

“Once we make concrete its implications, however, its ridiculousness is exposed.” I’m not so sure. I know plenty of people that, even in the face of these concrete examples, believe in their hearts that these victims are part of the bigger problem and are only “unfortunate examples” of the consequences of white privilege. Just like blacks are never guilty of racism, whites are always guilty. That is beyond dispute in our country today in the minds of the majority of blacks. It is one of the goals of the Marxist ideology supported by our current government and certainly our MSM. Anarchy ahead any day now and you know the left is salivating to see it happen.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 7:53:02 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: SJackson
Whatever happened to judging people "...by the content of their character and not the color of their skin"?

The people pushing this crap will push until someone pushes back. It's high time that happens.

20 posted on 05/30/2014 8:28:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: MrB
The assumption would be that if we had a non-Western culture that benefited other than whites, it would be just as successful and wealth generating.

Nigeria and Somalia immediately come to mind; those countries are doing great with no "white privilege" there, right?

21 posted on 05/30/2014 9:25:04 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: SJackson

The mainstream media is enamored with “white preveledge” because it deifies their bias with respect to Obama.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 9:52:15 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: SJackson

the civil rights act was signed into law 50 years ago. the vast majority of blacks today have never been discriminated against. And the vast majority of whites never discriminated against a black person.

“white privelege” is just another ruse for the libs to justify their marxism.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (liberalism is a cancer that has spread everywhere, even to the republican party)
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To: SJackson

What gives that some a$$clown “of color” should have the privilege to tell me to shut up because I’m white?

But then again, the rules the left comes up with never seem to apply to them.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 10:29:32 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: liberalh8ter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLN592NaSzw


25 posted on 05/30/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: SJackson

If no nonwhites are present in a group then the individuals in the group cannot have any “white privilege” over anyone else in the group to elevate themselves. So the implication is there has to be non-whites present for the whites to exploit in order for the whites to do better. Funny how there is no evidence whites do better in the presence of non-whites with the exception of some sports. There is evidence of the opposite... There’s is also evidence non-whites do better in the presence of whites... Does that mean non-whites exploit whites?


26 posted on 05/30/2014 5:37:41 PM PDT by DB
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To: Awgie

“I’m wondering how this whole “White Privilege” thing effects ALBINOS?”

In Africa, not so well. Albinos are hunted down and killed in Tanzania and perhaps other African “countries.” . I saw it on PBS. You can read more at wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_people_with_albinism


27 posted on 05/30/2014 6:13:30 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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bump


28 posted on 05/30/2014 6:57:33 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: SJackson
To this list we can add the theory of “white privilege,” surely one of the most absurd positions of them all.

u only say dat cuz u white, yo.

29 posted on 05/31/2014 6:50:46 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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