You know what I've noticed?
I've noticed on every job application I fill out, it asks me if I'm black or latino, followed by a disclaimer saying the employer is an "equal opportunity employer." So, to me, that'd imply that if I put down I was black or Latino, I'd have a higher chance of getting the job.
These things usually don't really mean anything, though, for most jobs. They're on there because they have to be and usually serve as a means to collect statistics rather than a way to keep the white man down. Affirmative action is not the omnipresent force that you make it out to be, even setting aside the qualitative argument of it all.
I've noticed at my college scholarships which are only for black youths, that specifically don't include me. I don't see any "United White Folks' College Fund" or any such thing.
Why does this not make sense to you? The poverty rate for black Americans
is roughly twice as high
as whites. The graduation rate for blacks is substantially lower
. Blacks are less likely than whites to be hired even with
a college/university education and still make less money, anyway. Do you really not see a legitimate cause
for efforts made to specifically increase the amount of black students in colleges and universities?
As far as arrests - I've never been in a situation where I've had a run in with the law. You know why? It isn't because I'm white and privileged. It's because I keep a low profile and go about my business in a very nondescript way. I live in a big city and as far as I've seen, no one really cares what you do here - black or white.
I don't know how you can look at statistics that show blacks are killed by cops at a rate ten times higher than whites
and not realize race must be a component. Hell, you mention big cities, and NYC is the classic example of police disproportionately harassing minorities for doing nothing wrong
The most alarming component of these arrests, however, are the racial disparities. Nearly 90% of all those arrested for possession of marijuana are Black and Latino. Whites comprise 35% of the City population, but make up less than 10% of all those arrested for possession of marijuana.
How would you explain this?
I haven't noticed a circumstance where I experienced 'privilege' because it hasn't happened to me. You can refuse to believe that all you want and believe the Marxian way and what your college professors brainwashed you into believing - but in my circumstance, I know my life a lot better than you do.
I'm a high school drop-out with a GED and if you think I'm a "cultural Marxist" you know very little about the arguments I've gotten into on these topics in the past.
Atlas is the only site where I can be called both a rape-apologist MRA and also cultural marxist PC-lover.
Society is making it more and more where being a white guy means you're "uncool", "not wanted by women", where you're the "bad guy" whose only historical or present day role is to "keep down people of color/gays/women" etc. When society and the media - and then their followers in the SJW and cultural liberal world rehash those beliefs - you begin to feel marginalized in your society. And that your society expects you to feel ashamed of being a white guy or guilty for crimes you didn't commit.
Honestly when it comes to this I say the same to you as I say to social justice types that argue "society" is misogynistic or whatever. Who is "society" here? Who is doing this to you? What authority figure, what organization, what government in this country, or even in the Western world
is doing this? And what are "they" specifically doing to cause these vague hurt feelings? Where's the "Men Suck & They're Uncool Act"? There are many, many individual components of "society" and when you get to close to one or two of them you begin to think that's all there really is. Your view is horrifically distorted.