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30955, RE: Question
Posted by Otto, Tue Jun-07-05 07:50 PM
No, seeing that whites are the majority in America, and the majority rules a democracy...that means the majority makes the rules. Does that mean all white people are privileged? No. It means the ones in the position of power are privileged. Now what percentage of whites are in political power? Not a very large percent. Though whites make up the majority of those in political and economic power, the majoity of whites are found in the woking class. And we are subject to the same BS as everyone else. In the Army especially, black commanders are just as vituperative to there subordinates as white commanders. I know from first hand experience. But whites don't walk around with some austere club membership. To believe that is highly erroneous, with sincere and due respect to you.

white privilege, a social relation
1. a. A right, advantage, or immunity granted to or enjoyed by white persons beyond the common advantage of all others; an exemption in many particular cases from certain burdens or liabilities.
b. A special advantage or benefit of white persons; with reference to divine dispensations, natural advantages, gifts of fortune, genetic endowments, social relations, etc.
2. A privileged position; the possession of an advantage white persons enjoy over non–white persons.
3. a. The special right or immunity attaching to white persons as a social relation; prerogative.
b. display of white privilege, a social expression of a white person or persons demanding to be treated as a member or members of the socially privileged class.
4. a. To invest white persons with a privilege or privileges; to grant to white persons a particular right or immunity; to benefit or favor specially white persons; to invest white persons with special honorable distinctions.
b. To avail oneself of a privilege owing to one as a white person.
5. To authorize or license of white person or persons what is forbidden or wrong for non–whites; to justify, excuse.
6. To give to white persons special freedom or immunity from some liability or burden to which non–white persons are subject; to exempt.