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Been there: One of the greatest reverse-reverse anti-discrimination events of my life occurred in the Army. We had a company of 'ethnic' recruits, and all of the NCO's were black (and Vietnam combat vets). We had 3 white soldiers out of nearly 1000. --- One of the other 'Irish' soldiers was beaten in the restroom, apparently over some conflict with a girl at a bar. The cadre moved all 3 of us to a bay under a camera for our own protection. My platoon sergeant (who was darker than a lump of coal) said several things which cannot be repeated here. Needless to say, to no further trouble was forthcoming. --- While my racism list runs to over a hundred events, I'm afraid my r-r discrimination to protect or defend the non-violent list is a very short. --- Also - today I know many non-white professionals who suffer anti-American or anti-business discrimination. I call them honorary whitey's. If a black man makes the mistake of going to college and earning an engineering degree, and plans to pay his bills and raise a family - he might as well have mailed a 'squirrel me' letter to the local Klan for all the darned Lefties care. It's easier for a white-male Canadian to get a job in some industries than for an American-born professional. This doesn't seem to apply in programming or IT, but in Petroleum engineering or chemical engineering the bigotry of HR is brutal.
Good response. And you have a great 'tude too.
Hi mzk, I'm sorry about your experiences, but I'm afraid it was. The Left has little regard for the meaning of words unless it advances their causes. As of right now, at least one murderer, three rapists, and dozens of other perps (domestic violence, assault, battery, child molesting, burglary, and drug and immigration offenses) are running around free due to the open border policy. These people are essentially all men, and apparently all 'Hispanic,' but I doubt their sex or ethnicity has anything to do with why they commit crime or why our justice system ignores their crimes. It's just the modus operandi of the Left as of right now. If the Left wanted to haul these men in for some reason, investigations would commence tomorrow.
LOL, I understand. I got a 38. ;-) 'privilege' though is one of those loaded words: I am privileged (I've got my health, 3000 grams of brain, and my fellow Americans.) But we are not 'privileged' in the sense meant / intended by the Leftists. We've never had the opportunity to oppress anyone with darker skin, or even given homosexuality a second thought absent some hate mongering out of the Left. (Actually, I've hired a couple of Gay guys. Here in Texas they're often a better fit than some random left-wing, white female.)
LOL, I feel your pain. I got a 38. ;-)
Okay: Took the survey, and answered honestly. The score is below. The survey methodology is highly skewed of course. I hit 38 mainly due to the fact that my parents are poor 'wa'at' traash, as they say in the south. Few of the questions address the rather obvious fact that Irish-Americans from the trailer parks are as free to be 'rich' 'white' 'bigots' as any Ivy-League, commie sucking, light-skinned actual-bigot from Martha's Vineyard or Georgetown. If I were a middle-class WASP mailed to MIT by daddy with a new and shiny Jag, I would have scored about 90 - without any regard to 'my privileges.' The survey is clearly racist and very, very sexist agitprop. ----- My score and the survey response: You live with 38 out of 100 points of privilege. You’re not privileged at all. You grew up with an intersectional, complicated identity, and life never let you forget it. You’ve had your fair share of struggles, and you’ve worked hard to overcome them. We do not live in an ideal world and you had to learn that the hard way. It is not your responsibility to educate those with more advantages than you, but if you decide you want to, go ahead and send them this quiz. Hopefully it will help. ----- Note: The survey completely missed the one actual 'privilege' I suffer from: The ability to perform complex engineering tasks without significant (or even with bad, false, or misleading) guidance. But for that disability, I'd never have the privilege of working for dipsticks earning 6-fig's while taking home between nothing at all to no more than 70% of what my PC colleagues earn. Worse - the survey failed to ask a single question about on-the-job bullying for my race and gender THAT was NOT loaded to exclude bullying those of Irish descent. If I had a scholarship or a job for every time I was accused of privilege, I'd been sipping Margaritas on a beach next to a hotel that I OWNED!
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