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White Privilege
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Taylor Perteete
Jul 24, 2019
White privilege does exist. It's apparent in the set up of American society. First, obviously slavery, which was legally abolished in 1865. After slavery, newly freed black people were poor as hell. They had no way to support their families except to work for white people. Solution: sharecropping. This practice provided blacks with very low wages and a small place to live on a white family's plot of land, where they still did hard labor, day in and day out. Fast forward to the Civil Rights Movement, which mainly occurred through the 1950s - '60s. Looking back at this time, blacks were still poor as hell and segregated by Jim Crow Laws, the effects of slavery, and racism. Blacks were paid less for the jobs that they worked. That is, if they could get one in the first place. And when drugs were introduced to the poor black communities, it all went even more downhill from there. This is still happening now. Poverty is still ravaging the neighborhoods of blacks and other minorities in the U.S. These neighborhoods suffer from low education, they are comprised of low-income families, and they're overflowing with illegal substances and practices. This generational poverty is the cause of so many fatherless households, so many drug charges. When someone is imprisoned for a drug charge, it's extremely difficult to find a job to support one's family afterwards. And statistically, it's even more difficult if you aren't white. So, they revert back to what they know will bring them immediate income: drugs, a horrible, deadly, illegal lifestyle. A child being raised around that will be so mentally damaged. They will believe that there's no way out. Their actions will reflect what they've seen. They're forced to grow up too fast. You may be thinking, "White people can be poor too." Of course they can. But considering their vast social advantages, it's a lot more difficult for them to reach poverty than minority races. Other races have had huge setbacks in America, especially blacks. That's why most of America is white. That's why Affirmative Action is necessary. That's why blacks have the least median income per household in America. That's why blacks are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of whites. That's why white privilege exists.
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Taylor Perteete
Jul 22, 2019
Wow, your "facts" seem like blatant lies to me. First off, I don't recall anyone saying that there are more blacks in prison in America than whites. Yes, black people account for 34% of the imprisoned population. However, almost 70% of this country is white, so expecting a minority which makes up only about 12% of the population to have the same percentage of incarceration as whites, is just stupid. Not to mention that blacks are incarcerated more than 5 times the rate of whites. Either you read it wrong, you feel the need to protect your whiteness and make it seem as if you have the things you have and the job you have without any advantages, or, you're just lying for the culture. Whatever the reason may be, I did my own research on the same website you claimed you did, naacp.org. From this link https://www.naacp.org/criminal-justice-fact-sheet/ , here are some things I read: * "In 2014, African Americans constituted 2.3 million, or 34%, of the total 6.8 million correctional population." * "African Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites." * "The imprisonment rate for African American women is twice that of white women." * "Though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately 32% of the US population, they comprised 56% of all incarcerated people in 2015." * "African Americans and whites use drugs at similar rates, but the imprisonment rate of African Americans for drug charges is almost 6 times that of whites." * "A criminal record can reduce the likelihood of a callback or job offer by nearly 50 percent. The negative impact of a criminal record is twice as large for African American applicants."
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