Skip to comments.Are whites racially oppressed?
Posted on 03/06/2011 12:13:07 PM PST by triumphant values
They marched on Washington to reclaim civil rights.
They complained of voter intimidation at the polls.
They called for ethnic studies programs to promote racial pride.
They are, some say, the new face of racial oppression in this nation -- and their faces are white.
"We went from being a privileged group to all of a sudden becoming whites, the new victims,'' says Charles Gallagher, a sociologist at La Salle University in Pennsylvania who researches white racial attitudes and was baffled to find that whites see themselves as a minority.
"You have this perception out there that whites are no longer in control or the majority. Whites are the new minority group."
Call it racial jujitsu: A growing number of white Americans are acting like a racially oppressed majority. They are adopting the language and protest tactics of an embattled minority group, scholars and commentators say. They point to these signs of racial anxiety:
A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll found 44% of Americans surveyed identify discrimination against whites as being just as big as bigotry aimed at blacks and other minorities. The poll found 61% of those identifying with the Tea Party held that view, as did 56% of Republicans and 57% of white evangelicals.
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Gallagher referring to Whites as "privileged", used in this manner so often on the left, is the equivalent of calling a family privileged for living in a home built by the father's own hands.
“The new victims” my shiny white hiney!
They just figured this out?
I seem to have lost my taxes.
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE MY TAXES WENT???
It was always the intentions of the left to subjugate everybody. It just took 40 years to finally get whitey.
There seems to be a new tree in the forest. THANKS!
Rule of thumb: distrust anything coming from CNN. There’s always an agenda, and it’s never a conservative one. The article cites Morris Dees’ hate group a couple of times as the authority on which other groups are “hate groups.”
And the point would be...
this thread is oppressive....oppressive I tell ya!
The law now favors certain classes over others.
This is the stuff violent revolutions are made of.
I don’t think whites are oppressed, but it’s not “OK” to be white. If you are caucasian, there is, according to society, NOTHING to be proud of in your heritage. Forget all of the liberty and technology and progress made in the past by people with pinkish skin. You must be ashamed and you must give preferential treatment to those with darker hues.
It’s kind of stupid. I like the whole colorblind idea far better than all this Racial Pride, like Sotomayor and her “wise Latina,” as if her heritage had anything to do with her wisdom. Let’s forget about race. The 2010 census had about 50 different combinations of races, and it’s getting ridiculously out of hand.
Race? HUMAN. Period.
Yes, Whites are victims of racial oppression. We will soon be a minority - indeed, we are a minority in various areas.
Note well that Whites are victims of hate crimes, but the perps are not charged under the hate crime provisions. Rather, they are subject to lesser charges.
It also gives a fair treatment of Peter Brimelow for a bit of balance though.
This is about as balanced an article on this subject as you'll get in the MSM. Sometimes you take what you can get and hope the goalposts move just that little bit.
I missed this show. Did it come on right after the last installment of “Black in America” where I was told the reason I own a house is because my family is white and passed their wealth down to me. I found that premise interesting since Mom still lives in her house, I am paying a mortgage on mine, and my brother, who wasn’t first born, is worth more than both of us put together.
“A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll found 44% of Americans surveyed identify discrimination against whites as being just as big as bigotry aimed at blacks and other minorities.”
That might mean they see an equal *lack* of discrimination against whites. I think the author may be reaching here.
” Nobody knowwwwws, the troubleI’ve seeeeen.”
It's human nature. To think that human beings won't sort themselves by genetic lineages and traits as they have been doing for all of recorded history is the most utopian idea ever to come out of liberalism.
Is “gringo” a racial slur?
You might have to wait a couple centuries for that idea to take hold. What to do until then? Keep in mind the average melanin content of the population continues to climb with each passing year, which is fine except that progressive continually take advantage of it and foment racial discord at ever turn. I'd say a more defensive attitude in in order.
Especially the White skinned (albinos) in Africa!
Can we get a GIF of a little white kid yelling, “That’s Racist”?
When you do a Google.com search for “latina”, and then flip it to “image” you’ll notice they are MOSTLY hootchy-kootchy girls.............. So, what then is a “wise latina”? Maybe she’s a “gold digger” ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xWl8Mpgma4
I wish that were true, and most whites may feel that way but the reality is most races don't.
To blacks and most Hispanics ethic pride, tribalism or whatever you want to call it trumps all. Freedom, Liberty, the Constitution are just meaningless terms to them. They will vote for their race over their country every time.
Did you know that?
I wonder if when my grandfather became a citizen of the United States, it was explained to him that once he took the oath, he would share the blame for slavery and every oppression suffered by non-whites in America throughout history?
Now that’s a phrase you don’t hear much anymore!
But if I say the n word....I'm out of a job...
Go to any city of 100,000 or more people, with more than 20% being minorities. Then apply for work at the postal service, the transit authority, the county courthouse. See where that gets you.
Now apologize and pay reparations for being racist.
Or get waited on...
It doesn’t rise anywhere near the level of past wrongs committed in this country against Blacks, but there is deliberate discrimination in an attempt to blame innocent living Whites for the crimes of dead Whites.
“I dont think whites are oppressed”
Most large companies have quotas for hiring ‘minorities’ which amounts to anyone not a white male. Less qualified is ok. White is not ok.
Been through the Atlanta airport recently? There are essentially no whites working there.
Disenfranchised, fer sure. But we’ll fix that. We always do.
In the 2012 presidential election whites need to do what blacks did in 2008 and stick with their own race in massive (90+ percent) numbers. That’s all. Nothing to this whole “civil rights” thing. It’s easy. Next time, vote white.
In our area, Southern California, we hear “cracker” now. My daughter has taken to calling herself a “European-American”, to be consistent with her middle-school peers who are “hyphens”.
Oh yeah. I forgot about that one. The U.S. Attorney General’s Black Pampers boys calling us “crackers”. I guess it’s impossible to throw a racial slur at whitey.
How would you explain the legalized discrimination in terms of hiring/promotion (initially in the public sector, now forced on the private sector), college admissions?
It is legalized discrimination, and generates a lot of hate and division. On the flip side, it has done nothing for those it was to benefit, as they are treated as sub-humans by their “benefactors”. The soft bigotry of lowered expectations has damaged them; nobody takes them seriously, and as long as this situation exists, any smart person should question their intelligence and capabilities. Would you like one of these potential tokens operating on a loved one?
“Go to any city of 100,000 or more people, with more than 20% being minorities. Then apply for work at the postal service, the transit authority, the county courthouse. See where that gets you.”
You’re absolutely right; even worse, in my town the civil servants were forced (via NAACP lawsuit) to allow Newark residents to apply, while Newark kept a residency requirement which precludes our residents from applying there. This is open war on whites - and has done nothing to benefit the people it was supposed to aid. They are now legally inferior, and this includes Latinos, women, etc.
Very true...especially if you live in cities like SF, LA, etc. I know this, because unfortunately I’m still in one. The hate seeps.
And the most twisted irony is Whites were the ones who developed the concept that any of those things were crimes in the first place.
The rest of the world kept right on doing them without remorse and much of it still does today.
You'd be hard pressed to find a Han Chinese self-flagellating over Tibet like the English do over Pakistan, India or South Africa.
Yes I am oppressed.
The Fed owes me reparations for 100 years of violence and hatred against “my people”.
An elderly white woman and her son in some crap neighborhood in a Delaware city would beg to differ on the priveleged account. On Youtube they just yanked a video filmed by some black racists (who need to be executed) who decided to lynch some “priveleged.”
What gets to me is that after electing a man who was supposed to “heal” the wounds of a nation. He has picked at the scab and it has festered to a point that even CNN can’t ignore it.
Imagine if the Head of the Justice department was white. refused to prosecute white people claiming that they were “his people”. Would the media let that slip and just leave it alone for the most part?
Affirmative action had a place in our country. Up until about 20 years ago. Now it just works against qualified people regardless of their skin color.
I don’t think I would want a job or any special consideration just because of my skin color.
But apparently it has become a very desirable license for many people that can’t do or get things on their own merit.