Privileged by Kyle Korver

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  1. idestroyedthetoilet

    idestroyedthetoilet Well-Known Member

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    More on that 2nd video, I wonder if @Jazz Spazz and some others still think I'm an idiot with no morals because I believe in voting opposite of my natural tendency to help bring moderation to party polarization.
     
  2. Hedda Gambler

    Hedda Gambler Well-Known Member

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    Being born and raised in Norway, it is impossible for me to comprehend the race issues you guys face. I can try to understand it logically, but will never be able to feel it. As a 42 year old white man who has spent a lot of time in the US and being way more than moderately interested in your society, I can relate to other parts of Korver`s story, though. The opting out part seems very spot on to me. With you talk radio, Fox News and the rise of the internet and social media, way too many Americans have opted out of listening to opposing views. Rupert Murdoch made a fantastic business move with the way he created Fox News. For society though, it has been really, really bad. I might be wrong on this, but it seems to me like Americans in general take the easy way out and only listen to outlets that agree with their political views. This is very, very dangerous and is a recipe for disaster in the long run.

    For those of you not agreeing on the tone of this debate and want to seek consensus, I think you are wrong. On cases like these, there is no consensus to be reached. The way to address these problems is for people to start educating themselves. I read Redstate and Breitbart not because I agree with the content, but because I think it is important to know how these people think. The "dialogue" today is more often about trying to make fun of the other side than actually discussing issues. If people could find a way to care more about issues than who is delivering the message, it would be a giant step forward. Unfortunately, I don`t see it happening in this climate.
     
  3. Stars Fan

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    . I might be wrong on this, but it seems to me like Americans in general take the easy way out and only listen to outlets that agree with their political views.

    This is true for me for the most part. I try to watch Fox news, and listen to Rush and other righty radio guys, but I can't take it for long. Their distortion of reality physically hurts. It might be a form of cognitive dissonance, but it truly hurts to listen to. I try to inure myself through exposure, but so far ... no dice.

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  4. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    Lol, nice try. No clue what you are talking about. I don't remember ever thinking you are an idiot with no morals for any reason.
    Care to elaborate? Is this a troll job or something you have been thinking for a while?
     
  5. One Brow

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    I thought we were talking about the economy. The stock market often swings opposite the economy. They are not closely connected.

    He's also the only 8-year President without a recession during the mid-to-latter part of, or immediately after, his term. Instead of economic swings, we saw slow, steady growth. I'm not sure why you think that is a bad thing.
     
  6. firegirl

    firegirl Well-Known Member

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    NO. It's not.
     
  7. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    With a d20 as well. It was designed by a gamer for the Metro East Gamers site, but they have stopped using it.

    OK. Most of what I saw were newspaper columns, which are possibly more anecdotal by design.

    Let's look at a couple of specific examples. Two students both taking the SATs, both neurotypical. One of them was raised middle-class in a safe neighborhood, well-fed, and with well-funded schools. The other was raised in poverty, in an unsafe neighborhood, facing food scarcity, and poorly funded schools. However, they are now taking the same test and will be graded the same way. Is this equality to you (I know some people who would say it is, including Sowell, AFAICT)? For me, equity would be that we help the second child live in a better neighborhood, eat better, and fund their schools. Then, we can see them better fulfill their potential on the test.

    Second example. Two students taking the SATs raised in similar environments, one of them has severe dyslexia. The student with dyslexia has a person who helps them read the questions and answers on the test, but does not help them decide the correct answer. That's what I think of as equity. Would that be your word?

    For me, equity is removing the disadvantages (or compensating for them) that come with being raised poor, being black, etc. Since I think humans are basically the same, I see equity as achieving equality of outcomes not because we force the end result, but because we even out the starting positions. There will still be janitors and doctors, and doctors will still earn more.
     
  8. firegirl

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    Here’s the difference. My white neighbor in South Jordan adopted two black kids. After many bad experiences, they now have a rule that his teenage boy can never, I repeat NEVER wear a hoodie over his head. Doesn’t matter time of day or where he’s at. This is an upstanding good kid, and yet they know that he gets treated differently simply because he’s black. They’re not mad about it. They don’t go around saying, woe is me. It’s just a fact of their life. Which to me, is incredibly sad.

    This is what white privilege is. I never once even thought to tell my teenager to not where a hood over his head. He’s white.
     
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  9. One Brow

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    That's a great question. I don't know. For example, to my understanding whites have higher gun ownership rates (for blacks in particular, gun ownership is dangerous), and gun ownership makes suicide more successful. Does the effect persist when you factor in gun ownership? Is suicide caused in part by a feeling that your life is not what it is supposed to be, and if so, does having higher expectations for your life lead to increased rates of suicide? There are probably dozens of ways white privilege could be connected to the suicide rate.

    I don't believe there is something about the biology of being white that makes you more prone to suicide, so it is likely to be related to white privilege. Many other sorts of privileges come with some negative aspects. For example, part of male privilege is the acceptance of working more dangerous jobs, leading to early deaths.

    Yes. An attempt to reduce the effects of institutional racism would be related to white privilege, which is a part of institutional racism.

    Ditto.
     
  10. One Brow

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    If you mean that, as a percentage of the population or as a part of government policy, white nationalism has not increased this century and is far lower than even 50 years ago, I agree. However, compared to just 10-15 years ago, white nationalism has become more acceptable as a public position, due in no small part to a reaction to Obama and the current POTUS.
     
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    Does it show an increasing divide among the American public, or more political party monotony among members of Congress?
     
  12. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    It could be argued it is a lagging indicator of a public divide, since these are the people getting elected even while they are becoming more partisan.
     
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  13. lauriandres

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    Are the math or physics books and lectures fundamentally different when comparing high end and low end elementary school in US (in Estonia the books are same but we are also small country)? For example, i guess that learning the Ohm's law should be equally easy or difficult (i.e it depends whether the student wants to understand it or not) no matter whether the teacher/tutor is working in high end or low end school.
    Also, i have heard about people who in theory have higher education than i have (diploma wise), but do not understand the side(de)fects about the Ohm's law (was taught to me at school when i was 12 or 13 years old). For example, they might connect heat generator or some other equipment which uses above average amount of power to the outlet, where the area of the electrical wire is 1,5 mm2 or even less instead of a 2,5 mm2 and they received the best grades on the physics class in school ...
     
  14. NPC D4617

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    Its not as simple as you are boiling it down too. Simply being black or white does equate to more less struggle.

    Not everyone or every place in America sees black in a negative light. In fact, often times people are envious of it. They copy and mimick black people and black culture.
    Lmao

    Oh man. This just gets weirder.

    Suicide is a benefit to white privilege.

    And oh goody yay for me. Male privilege comes with working more dangerous jobs.

    White male privilege. What a glorious thing to have. I am more likely to kill myself or die on the job. Sweet!
     
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  15. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    This is the problem. You people refuse to acknowledge what is really said.

    Nobody is saying or supporting white nationalism. People support nationalism(patriotism). Period. You just keep adding the white onto it to feed your narrative.

    Seriously, why do you choose to live in this delusional reality? Why cant you people actually discuss things like adults and stop with putting words in people's mouths? You are only convincing morons to be on your side. You cant win this battle with an army of delusional morons. Like lemmings you will all just be led off the cliff.
     
  16. Alfalfa

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    lol @ those who think white supremacy is some extreme fringe position. It's mundane and mainstream. Neo-Nazis are the ideology's extreme fringe, much like ISIS is at Islam's extreme fringe.

    As Thriller sig says, get educated.
     
  17. mdalby

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    When the Westbrook/fan incident occurred, I reflected on my behavior to see if I have been inappropriate in my actions at the games. I did realize that I was extreme and out of bounds with one player. It was Pau Gasol. I rode him mercilessly saying he sucked etc. That was the only time I have been over the top. I still hate him as a player.

    But I have made sure that I am thinking about these issues each game going forward.
     
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  18. Archie Moses

    Archie Moses Well-Known Member

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    We could very well possibly be neighbors too.


    I hope this makes your day.



    Hehepeepeecaca
     
  19. AlaskanAssassin

    AlaskanAssassin Well-Known Member

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    It will make me sound cold-hearted, but I would consider that equality. I would hope that the parent(s) of the impoverished student took advantage of social welfare programs designed to ensure that all young people have their basic needs taken care of (Welfare, food stamps, low income housing, Head Start). I don't think these efforts qualify as equality or equity, but rather a baseline of needs that should be met for a young person. These efforts are not creating equity, based on the results. If your Dad is in jail and Mom is never home because she's busy working two jobs (or worse), it's going to be near impossible to provide a path for this student to excel academically or in life. Even if social programs were better and more effective, it would not create equity among all subsets (race, gender, ethnicity, etc.) of Americans.

    Also, does the same push for equity apply between an upper-class student and middle-class student? The upper-class student goes to a private school, better teachers, access to unlimited tutoring, internship experiences, etc. How do we even the playing field between these two students?

    I would describe this as equality. Again, to me, equity is a focus on the end result to force people or subsets of people to all have equal outcomes. The student with dyslexia is going to face challenges in life that many other will not and will likely have an impact on their quality of life (regardless of assistance provided on a test).

    I'm on board with trying to remove certain disadvantages in an attempt to create equal opportunity. As mentioned, we are already attempting to do this through many social welfare programs, among other efforts. Have these efforts had a significant impact on equality of outcome? Not really. Expecting an equality of outcome based on equal starting points is the wrong approach.
     
  20. firegirl

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    It does. It really does.
     

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