You get free gum apparently.
Edit: Drat those NBC/Hulu capitalists, interfering with my ability to post 80's TV silliness.
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Is this about ending racism or ending white privilege? I'm all for ending racism, but I gotta be honest ... I'm in favor of white privilege.
Getting 230 points added to your S.A.T. score because you are black is that black privilege ?
People who talk about white privilege live in the whitest sections of town. Ain't no crackuhs in Oxford Circle or Grays Ferry talking about white privilege.
This thread isn't even worth commenting on. But people will still hold hands and sing old time gospal tunes
On this site if you talk about racism against whites, they call you a troll.
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Lucky to be the majority? What will be their excuse when we're not? Or do we magically make latinos "white" again like they were before the 1970s?
I'm really annoyed when anyone wants to infer who a person is based on their skin color. You don't know **** about them or what they've experienced just because you know the color of their skin. People are people. Why not treat each other that way?
"imagination and memory are but one thing, which for diverse considerations hath diverse names" - Thomas Hobbes
White privilege is an often misunderstood concept and a lot of white people are reluctant to acknowledge it, I think, either because they think their own accomplishments are thereby being called into question, or they even feel that it's an accusation of collective bigotry, thrown broadcast at all white people. I think it's important for us to bear two things in mind:
1. Just because you've "used" your whiteness at some time in your life (or wanted to) does not mean you personally have injured someone of another race, any more than right-handed people oppress left-handed people when they capitalize on their right-handedness.
2. To say that white privilege exists does not mean that something called black privilege doesn't also exist, although "privilege" is probably not the right word for it.
Everyone plays the race card at some point or another, and frankly, I'm kind of OK with it myself. We just shouldn't pretend we live in a perfect meritocracy, that's all.
It may be an issue, but this PSA is the worst. Every one of their examples has happened to me because I am white.
It certainly is interesting how they try to hide the myriad of partners for this project, yet wish you to aimlessly donate to their cause. I will not donate to any cause handled by the NAACP, because they are as racist as the KKK these days. I will also not give to any cause when a partner is a union; once again-we are tricked into thinking about social issues to contribute to a strong arm group that handles their business like the mafia.
The Opportunity Cost of Admission
Preferences at Elite Universities, a study by Chang Y. Chung and Thomas J. Espenshade of Princeton. From it:
African-American applicants receive the equivalent of 230 extra SAT points (on a 1600-point scale), and being Hispanic is worth an additional 185 SAT points. Other things equal, recruited athletes gain an admission bonus worth 200 points, while the preference
for legacy candidates is worth 160 points. Asian-American applicants face a loss equivalent to 50 SAT points.
I really don't know the answer but I am damn glad I haven't have to have gone through my life as a black man.
Suffice it to say it doesn't literally say what you assume it does from your out of context quote nor what you want us to believe. the SAT score is what it is, no free points. Now, if you want to discuss various criteria universities use in admissions, that's a whole other can of worms.
“Guys like you I would dispatch with my roofing axe.” -- BootsywannabeACretin
At the five academically selective schools for which they have admission data, acceptance rates for African-American applicants would fall from 42 to 13 percent if the race of applicants were ignored, while the proportion of white applicants admitted would only increase from 25 to 26.5 percent (assuming that whites filled all the seats created by accepting fewer African-American applicants). The impact on African-American en- rollment would be equally dramatic. The share of African-American stu- dents in the first-year class would be expected to fall from 7.1 to 2.1 percent. Using a nationwide sample from the National Education Longitudinal Study, Long (2004b) finds that eliminating affirmative action at all colleges and universities would reduce the underrepresented minority share of stu- dents accepted from 16.1 to 15.5 percent across all four-year institutions and from 10.6 to 7.8 percent at the highest quality 10 percent of schools.