White Privilege

Thoreau has a good post on this topic.

99% of the time I have heard the term used, it is a way for very privileged white people to show how superior they are to less privileged white people. For instance, it is a very good way for tenured professors (an extremely privileged class) to bash working class whites. In the struggle of the elites currently underway in the United States, it serves a very useful purpose: if working class whites can be convinced that they are actually "privileged," then maybe they won't notice how all three of the elite factions in the struggle are screwing them over.

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  1. A Marxist-Leninist I know (his forum avatar is Kim Il-sung) agrees with your analysis.

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    1. Yes, I have frequently look to Marx on this issue. The fact that his proposed system cannot work should not obscure the fact that he was a genius with many keen insights!

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  2. I think you must be exaggerating a wee bit. 1% where this isn't true? That seems high.

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  3. Well, Ken, I do know black people making this argument as well.

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