Privilege And Prejudice

privilege and prejudice

“the selfish people like you are the problem you think your entitled to everyone’s money just because your great great great great grand father or mother was a slave and that makes you special or entitled to something your not you and every one in this country has the same possibilities as everyone else how do i now this because i am a high school drop out that has made it in this country despite all of the one sided racist social programs grabbing at my money every day, if your so called “lower class” would put a little effort into getting out of the lower class as i and many other have done in this country they would no longer be lower class and we would not have a need for theses racial social entitlement programs that you speak so highly of WE dont need more people on more progams we need the lower class “entitlement generation to do for them selves and get off their A**es and stop dragging this counrty into the Abyss. . .”  Roger Weaver

First of all we can all agree that this is what happens when people don’t get an education.  Run on sentences, lack of punctuation and abysmal spelling.  But let’s go ahead and answer to this seriously flawed thinking individual.

This comment was taken from my blog post titled “We the sheeple.”  I called him selfish because he doesn’t think that we should even entertain health care for all.  Which is fine, but he has this me and my attitude as well as this fear that blacks are somehow begging for a health care handout.

Now how is saying we need health care for ALL me saying that black people are entitled to everyone’s money?  Or is he under some idiotic thought that ONLY blacks have no health care and that if we move to help everyone blacks will be the only folks who will benefit.

How and where does slavery have to do with health care?  See this is just more racist babble in order to somehow lessen the argument for health care as some sort of ploy by blacks to get more of these fantasy entitlement programs that really don’t and never have existed.

He wants us to believe that everyone has the same chances of success in this country.  But we all know that is the biggest fallacy around today.  This country was built on inequality and still flourishes under inequality.  He will discount the study done by Devah Pager which showed that black men with NO criminal record and a 4 year college degree got far less job offers than white men with a felony record.  But that is equality in the eyes of Roger.  And we wonder why we are still suffering under racism.

And if you read my post I have not spoken highly of any so called racial programs.  This is just more of his racism showing itself to the world.  I guess the racial programs he was speaking of were the fire department, police department and the mail system.  Thos were the only programs I spoke of and I surely didn’t know that only black people had access to those services.

This is just more evidence that even though our education system is lacking, it is even worse when you don’t go at all.  Because I think we all know or should know that the programs that I mentioned are by all measures social programs in which we all pay and we all get to benefit from them.  And how do these systems continue to work without breaking our country but somehow health care just can’t be run if it doesn’t include HMO’s and insurance giants.  Give me a break please!

And then of course this selfish racist wants to equate black with low class, lazy people; because if “we” meaning blacks would just get off our asses and get jobs we won’t have this problem.  Really?  Since the last time I checked there are millions of hard working people of ALL races who have jobs and no health care.  But let Roger tell it and only blacks are begging at the big house like country cousins for health care. This is a prime example of why our society is still in the stone ages when dealing with issues of race, social constructs and equality.

Because people like Roger would rather watch innocent families and hard working Americans die in the streets rather than pool his money with everyone else’s and provide everyone including him and his family with health care. For fear a black person might get a handout or entitlement of some sort.  His total fixation on blacks, handouts and health care leads me to believe that if there were NO blacks in this country, the US would more than likely have universal health care.

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6 responses to “Privilege And Prejudice

  1. This is just more evidence that even though our education system is lacking, it is even worse when you don’t go at all.

    ROFLMAO…I couldn’t even continue reading until I address how hilarious this statement is! I love it.

  2. Sis, sometimes we just have to let slide the abject ignorance like that displayed by our good buddy Roger.

    Roger, if you’re available, respond here, and I’ll offer you several great books that will educate you, and the authors are White and well-supported, so that should legitimize them in your mind.

    The privilege to just be unaware–I wish I had that.

  3. The Engineer

    To The Black Sentinel:



    He wants us to believe that everyone has the same chances of success in this country. But we all know that is the biggest fallacy around today. This country was built on inequality and still flourishes under inequality. He will discount the study done by Devah Pager which showed that black men with NO criminal record and a 4 year college degree got far less job offers than white men with a felony record. But that is equality in the eyes of Roger. And we wonder why we are still suffering under racism.
    …”
    – quotation from The Black Sentinel essay.

    From the CNN blogs:
    “Study: Black man and white felon — same chances for hire”
    dated August 9, 2008
    http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2008/08/09/study-black-man-and-white-felon-same-chances-for-hire/#more-2962
    Some excerpts:
    “…
    The results of these studies were startling. Among those with no criminal record, white applicants were more than twice as likely to receive a callback relative to equally qualified black applicants. Even more troubling, whites with a felony conviction fared just as well, if not better, than a black applicant with a clean background.

    Racial disparities have been documented in many contexts, but here, comparing the two job applicants side by side, we are confronted with a troubling reality: Being black in America today is just about the same as having a felony conviction in terms of one’s chances of finding a job.

    The young black men posing as job applicants in this study were bright college kids, models of discipline and hard work; and yet, even in this best case scenario, these applicants were routinely overlooked simply on the basis of the color of their skin. The results of this study suggest that black men must work at least twice as hard as equally qualified whites simply to overcome the stigma of their skin color.
    …”

    Here is weblink to an article which demonstrates as an example of Caucasian Privilege:
    “Perma-Fix says COO not actually a college graduate”
    dated July 13, 2009
    http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-GreenBusiness/idUSTRE56C6RK20090713
    An excerpt:
    “SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc’s chief operating officer “incorrectly advised” the company about graduating from college, the U.S. mixed waste and nuclear waste management company said on Monday.”

    I could not help myself but notice the Caucasian language: “incorrectly advised”

    In any other straight, honest language, the above words simply mean:
    “he lied.”

    Here are more excerpts:
    “…
    In a news release to announce his appointment as COO in 2005, McNamara’s degree was listed as a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa.

    Prior to joining Atlanta-based Perma-Fix, McNamara was chief of the U.S. Department of Defense’s low level radioactive waste office from 1993 to 1995, before holding senior positions in the civilian nuclear waste disposal industry.
    …”

    The epitome of Caucasian Privilege is to pretend to be qualified, lie about those qualifications, fraudulently rise above those who are truly qualified, and finally, TALK DOWN TO THOSE WHO ARE TRULY WORTHY.

    It happens to me all the time.

    Sigh.

    Thank you, The Black Sentinel, for your essays on such important matters.

    Thank you for listening.

  4. The Engineer,

    Long time no see. And you have come back with a truly riveting reply. I am very interested in this Mr. McNamara. I will be checking that out for maybe a future post.

    And the study you cited before was one that I tried to give to this idiot. But his only statement to that was that people can doctor the results to make it SEEM as if blacks are being overlooked.

    He claimed that he could do a study where the results were opposite using nothing but the truth. HA! And you correctly stated that those who are unqualified like the fellow my post is about have the gall to talk down to those of us who went to school and did the hard work.

    What a joke! Thanks for the reply.

  5. Another White Guy

    I had a great deal written but decided this would sum it up better……We will all stand before God himself one day…….We have to forgive to be forgiven…being white OR black will not give you a better chance getting in this eternal position as a member of Heaven so maybe people should forget the past and look towards the real future. Thinking about one aspect of the past like racism will only hold you from seeing the real future that awaits.

    God Bless All of You!

  6. Another White Guy,

    The only problem with what you say, is that I don’t have to look to the past to find racism. Unless the past you are talking about was yesterday. People who are talking about racism, privilege and prejudice are talking about the here and now. But, yes, we will all stand before god and explain ourselves if that is even necessary. Won’t a lot of people be shocked and immediately cowed if they walk up and god is black. They would know right then and there that they were a huge problem in life and hopefully they will see exactly what they did to people.

    Thanks.

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