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Yukio
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Username: Yukio

Post Number: 2285
Registered: 01-2004

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Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 07:38 pm:   

cynique: What you mention is not what I would call "privileges": it would be better to say "concessions."

Part of the genius of power is to be in power and not know how you got it and, more importantly, not know that you have even though through your expectations, mores, and actions, you--white people--express their power each and everyday.

White people are so powerful that they don't need an ethnic identifier [african american, hispanic, latino, asian] in front of their organizations.

They are universal/normal/mainstream....

we are particular/pathological/ and a subculture...

When I was a camp counselor a long time ago, one of my white "colleagues" says, "why are there black schools anyway?" And I laughed...I told him that black people weren't allowed in white schools, and that instead of putting white in front on the schools, they lynched us, imprisoned us, charged us exorbitant poll taxes, etc...and he said,"... but that doesn't happen now."

I said, are you sure? And then I talked about police brutality in the South and the North; I talked about the unequal distribution of funds in schools; and then I finally told him that the majority of black people never wanted integration, anyways...."But he said Martin Luther King said..." and I said, I know what he said. But thats one man. I said that the majority of black people wanted desegregation, and then....lunch was over....

there is my anecdote....

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