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    Does "White Privilege" Exist When Asians Make (on average) More Than Whites?

    A common myth we hear from the left is "This country was founded on giving the white race special advantages!" It's gotten so bad that some political "experts" on the left have been comparing leftism to a non theistic religion and "white privilege" as analogous to original sin.

    So, do you believe the myth of white privilege? If so, why did whites set it up so that Asians make more than them?
    Are whites "just smart enough" to keep blacks down but "just dumb enough" to not keep Asians down?

    If anything, "Asian privilege" seems much more apt.

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    Asians with the same education don't earn more, but less initially. After being in the US, for a couple of generations, then Asians of the same educational level are equal. This can be explained by recruitment of educated foreigners from Asia, followed by passing down cultural academic advantages by educated parents.

    Part of the explanation for Asians' higher wages is their greater-than-average educational attainment: in the 1990s, 23.3 percent of the total U.S. male population had at least a college degree, while 48.7 percent of Asian Indian men, 41.6 percent of Filipino men, and 35 percent of Chinese men had at least a college degree.[5] The higher educational attainment of Asians masks the fact that a wage gap exists between Asians and whites of the same occupations. Whites earn more than Asians in almost all occupational categories when other factors are controlled.[5] Asians still make 8% less than whites in comparable jobs except for Asians who have been in the United States for one and a half generations, whom have reached full parity in income.[26]
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raci..._United_States

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    Isn’t White Privilege just a new-age religious scam whereby Woke White liberals make money telling other White people how terrible they are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don2 (Don1 Revised) View Post
    Asians with the same education don't earn more, but less initially. After being in the US, for a couple of generations, then Asians of the same educational level are equal. This can be explained by recruitment of educated foreigners from Asia, followed by passing down cultural academic advantages by educated parents.

    Part of the explanation for Asians' higher wages is their greater-than-average educational attainment: in the 1990s, 23.3 percent of the total U.S. male population had at least a college degree, while 48.7 percent of Asian Indian men, 41.6 percent of Filipino men, and 35 percent of Chinese men had at least a college degree.[5] The higher educational attainment of Asians masks the fact that a wage gap exists between Asians and whites of the same occupations. Whites earn more than Asians in almost all occupational categories when other factors are controlled.[5] Asians still make 8% less than whites in comparable jobs except for Asians who have been in the United States for one and a half generations, whom have reached full parity in income.[26]
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raci..._United_States
    I love how it only took about ten minutes for yet another one of half-life's bullshit assertions to be debunked. That's faster than a pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    Isn’t White Privilege just a new-age religious scam whereby Woke White liberals make money telling other White people how terrible they are?
    I've seen jokes about it from conservatives. "My white privilege alarm goes off 6 days a week at 4:30 A.M.!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    leftism to a non theistic religion and "white privilege" as analogous to original sin.
    That’s not what “original sin” is, so no, no one serious is making that analogy.
    In the religion story of original sin, generations of people are punished for something one person did once far in the past.
    White privilege is something good that lots of people get due to the ongoing effects of the exploitative and oppressive actions of millions of people in the past.

    So that analogy is terrible and you should make sure you never again repeat such drivel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    A common myth we hear from the left is "This country was founded on giving the white race special advantages!"
    Can you explain in detail what is mythical about this?
    Do you have lots of stories about all the special advantages given to non-white people at the founding of this country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    Isn’t White Privilege just a new-age religious scam whereby Woke White liberals make money telling other White people how terrible they are?
    Yet you're the one talking about how terrible white people with consciences are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    leftism to a non theistic religion and "white privilege" as analogous to original sin.
    That’s not what “original sin” is, so no, no one serious is making that analogy.
    In the religion story of original sin, generations of people are punished for something one person did once far in the past.
    White privilege is something good that lots of people get due to the ongoing effects of the exploitative and oppressive actions of millions of people in the past.

    So that analogy is terrible and you should make sure you never again repeat such drivel.
    White Privilege is about collective guilt. The analogy is apt. And similar to the Church’s use of original sin, the high priests of White Privilege profit by reciting the catechism. If people stopped believing, the clergy would have to get real jobs.

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    Maybe we should worry about the privilege we all enjoy NOW compared to our descendants in a Mad Max wasteland in a time sooner than most want to admit.

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