This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

White Privilege

   
Our kids are being indoctrinated today with "White Privilege". At the same time, we have a black president and a Hispanic running for the top job. "Kids, do you believe what we tell you or your own lying eyes."
When my wife was a counselor in the American School in Nicaragua, one of her duties was to administer the GRE for acceptance in American universities. One day the notorious son of the notorious dictator Anastasia Somoza rolled up in his jeep with his two bodyguards armed with automatic weapons and parked outside the classroom window.
He had come to take the exam. He questioned my wife: "What would you do if you saw me cheating?" She responded, "I would ask you to leave and I would tear up your exam and report you."
 
Somoza rolled back his head and laughed uproariously adding: "Oh you Americans! If this were a European school, you would have said "Well, rank has its privileges." And he sat down and took the test.
 
My point is that even people in other countries recognize that in America, accomplishment, not rank, is what brings privilege.
 
The concept of white privilege misleads the white student and demeans members of other races. It is racism on steroids.

26 comments:

Happily Married said...

so your suggestion is that blacks or Hispanics are in their position completely of their own making? Wow, just wow. Blogger I have considered you fairly astute but this argument is just wrong on so many level. Are you saying that blacks and Hispanics are incapable of the same level of accomplishment as whites? Are you suggesting that blacks and Hispanics making up the largest percentage of those existing below the poverty level as a simple lack of accomplishment that has nothing to do with institutional racism and discrimination? Once again wow - just wow.

Blogger said...

Wow! Is right. HM. You must be developing a reading problem or else you are over your head reading my posts. What I said was the exact opposite of what you accuse me of.
I said that what makes White Privilege racist is that it implies exactly what you accused me of saying. Again, I said the opposite. You are getting dumb. While I am at it, you did the same parsing on my bathroom comment. I said because T has nothing to do with LG & B, throwing them together is a cheap trick to set us up to do exactly what you did. You bad, man.

Blogger said...

HM Note that the link is to a black writer. He understands.

Whitey said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qrs3uLdj60

Anonymous said...

Happily Dumb,

Can you explain why nukes were ushered out of South Africa within the 24 hours of apartheid ending? This ought to be interesting..........

Anonymous said...

Because black people can't be trusted with nuclear weapons.

Democratus Rex said...

More accurately, Anon 7:01, white privileged people don't trust black people with nuclear weapons. That's the answer that 9:20 is looking for. It's the Rhodesian model of thinking.

Happily Married said...

Blogger at the end of your parable you make the following statement: My point is that even people in other countries recognize that in America, accomplishment, not rank, is what brings privilege. I first thought that I had somehow misinterpreted. I actually over interpreted. In America, blacks and Hispanics make up the majority of those under the poverty level. Since accomplishment brings privilege, therefore blacks and Hispanics must lack accomplishment. In rereading, I can also read your interpretation.

Anon 9:20: It only makes sense that when you have the possibility of riots and violence and regime change that you take certain security precautions regarding any group. The world did not need a bunch of scared white people setting off nukes against what they perceive is a majority black population because of a threat.

Sarkazein said...

To DRex and/or Anonymous 9-:20 PM- You have to quit being so bigoted and racist. Nukes would have been removed because of the ACTIONS of the people, not because of their race. You obviously think it is because of their race. So what YOU are saying is that looting, rape, anarchy, unemployment is a characteristic of the BLACK race. I say it is the politics of the LEFT, not their race like YOU say.

CLICK HERE

Sarkazein said...

Happy wrote-"Anon 9:20: It only makes sense that when you have the possibility of riots and violence and regime change that you take certain security precautions regarding any group. The world did not need a bunch of scared white people setting off nukes against what they perceive is a majority black population because of a threat."

I would like to say that your comment is one of the stupidest comments ever made on this blog site, but to do that I would have to go back and re-read all your previous comments. So you now own #1 and #2 of the stupidest comments ever made... that I can remember. It even pushes LPOV's "stupit" comment down to #3.

Sarkazein said...

Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street and "White Privilege" exist only to bring America into the same anarchy to allow a Communist takeover. Like Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (sp) said, America will destroy itself from within.

Anonymous said...

Happily Dumb and Democrapus Perplexed,

What do you think of the book entitled "The Bell Curve" which denotes, through scientific methodology, that some races are not as intelligent as other races? Do you agree with that assessment? If not, why?

Democratus Rex said...

No, I don't agree. It is pseudo research presented as fact. It was never submitted to scholarly journal for peer review and evaluation. And, because of it's intended attempt at presenting "facts", it has been studied scholarly, and found to be factually inaccurate. It has been shown that the Bell Curves' purpose was to prove an already agreed on (by the conservative authors Murray/Hernnstein) opinion. The exact opposite of letting the facts lead the investigation.

Anonymous said...

Oh and here's a tasty tidbit for the race-baiting, history re-writing Democrapus Perplexed: How is South Africa doing now as a nation? Is it as modern and vibrant as it was before apartheid ended? Relatedly, were the powers to be correct in removing nukes from South Africa minutes before apartheid ended? It just keeps getting better my friend.

Democratus Rex said...

What's your point? Apartheid South Africa was better when white people were in charge? Say it you craven asshole.

Sarkazein said...

DRex- Violent crime is up sharply in South Africa. To NOT blame the Blacks there for the violent crime increase is to treat them like animals.

Whitey said...

ALL of Africa was better under white rule.

"Take up the White Man’s burden—

And reap his old reward:

The blame of those ye better

The hate of those ye guard—"

Wolf's Head said...

Drex thinks that rule of law, modern medicine, literacy, agriculture and religion are the bane of the Africans existence.

They, like the Indian were so much better off in the natural state of slavery, starvation, cannibalism, poverty, tribalism, disease ridden paradise.

Drex thinks so much of that he wants the same for all of us (except the "enlightened"few who have to run things, for our benefit of course).

Sarkazein said...

TOP TEN WORST DICTATORS IN AFRICA

Anonymous said...

When Obama's tenure is tallied up after he's out there may not be as many deaths but far more destruction of civilization.

Marxist negros make horrific rulers.

Sarkazein said...

Most all Marxists make horrific rulers. And so will Hillary and /or Sanders.

Democratus Rex said...

"Drex thinks that rule of law, modern medicine, literacy, agriculture and religion are the bane of the Africans existence....."

This, from the mind that holds Rhodesia as the paragon of conservative success.

Wolf's Head said...

What? No cogent argument with facts showing I'm wrong? Just supposed slanders? How weak.

Even hyper leftie Bill Mahr thinks you're an idiot drex.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/22/7-enviro-predictions-from-earth-day-1970-that-were-just-dead-wrong/

Rhodesia is not the paragon of conservative success, pre progressive America was, but....

GO RHODESIA!!!!!

Wolf's Head said...

OOPS!

Wrong link!

Guess I'm the idiot.

But here is Mahr's link.

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/04/22/maher-to-liberals-who-hate-themselves-for-being-white-crapping-on-yourself-doesnt-fix-anything-its-narcissism/

Anonymous said...

A befuddled democrapus perplexed said:

"What's your point? Apartheid South Africa was better when white people were in charge? Say it you craven asshole"

You made that very point rather well FOR me due to your idiotic defense of the indefensible!!! I must admit it was fun watching you try and extract the liberal mindset from a situation that was both not reported on and NEVER repeated in our politically correct society. One commenter even went so far to say your beleaguered comments were the stupidest ever on this site!!!!

So, let's try again. Is South Africa a more vibrant, safe, desirable-to-live-in country now than it was under apartheid? If not, then why? LOL!!! Difficult questions always send you village idiots into a high speed wobble.

Waiting for a reply.........

Wolf's Head said...

Dex is still whimpering under his rock.