White Privilege Overtakes Institutional Racism

The Audacious Epigone, August 18, 2012

In the standard MG mold, a comprehensive (and bar none for reference purposes) post mocking the spurious explanations for disparities in outcomes among members of different racial and ethnic groups references the phrase “institutional racism”, noting that it seems to have been replaced by the (even more) amorphous “white privilege”. Perspicacious writer, that MG. The percentage of English language books published in the US containing the phrases in question from 1950 through 2008 (the latest year for which data are available):

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  • Puggg

    In other words, more people are finding more creative ways to say nothing.

  • KD_Did

    Could this be because of the percentages of diversity that is now employed in government or AA jobs? As those jobs reach undeniable racial disparity they dont want that to be called “institutional” Although it is strictly INSTITUTED. 

    Or just a change in wording to deny more whites jobs that they can earn on their own merits.  Wouldn’t want to call it “the privilege of diversity” would we?

  • JohnEngelman

    What about yellow privilege? According to a study released June 19, 2012 by the Pew Research Center Orientals tend to have more education and earn more than whites.
    Is that something Orientals should be ashamed of?      

    • The__Bobster

      What’s with all your OT Asian crap today, Yuan? Did you get lucky with your Chinese concubine last night?

  • JohnEngelman

    Blacks and their white apologists will always find some excuse to avoid confronting the basic fact that the average black person is intrinsically less intelligent than the average Hispanic, white, or Oriental person. 
    Several months ago I read an article in The New York Times that said that colleges and universities should not require students to know algebra, because many students are not able to learn algebra. Excuse me. People who lack the intelligence to learn algebra do not belong in college. 
    Even though few people use algebra in their jobs, the ability to learn algebra is a mark of the ability to perform complex job skills adequately. 

  • Ah yes, White privilege.  I grew up in a house that had no electricity, no running water and no telephone.  Neither of my parents graduated from High School.   Today,  my younger brother and I have Master’s degrees .  The only privilege we had was an above average intelligence and the knowledge that, if we were going to do anything with it, we were going to have to work. 

  • White Privilege,,,A devastating, yet subtle, form of racism. So subtle, in fact, that instances of it are nearly impossible to quantify.
    How convenient.

  • Mercerian Jed

    Everything that is said about the harm done by the N-word, anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia, should also be said about those who use “White privilege” as a term of hatred that fosters a climate of extremism and potential violence.

    Amren should start a Hate Watch list for those who attack our futures with anti White privilege language.

    Stereotyping blacks with certain observable traits will get you fired from your job. Why don’t we get Diversity and Inclusion Officers fired for spreading the hate lie myth of “White privilege”?

    If stereotyping is bad, then shouldn’t it be bad when done to us?

  • 5n4k33y35

    There’s this forbidden phrase which describes exactly what is meant by “white privilege”. Just substitute power for privilege, and this is reality of the situation.

    The popular misconception is that “white power” is represented by some really angry, poor and uneducated white man, screaming the slogan at the top of his lungs in order to intimidate someone who isn’t white.

    What it really means is that white society has been very powerful for centuries, and will remain very powerful. The technology created by white society is enhancing the status of people of all races.

    Everyone should be grateful for the opportunities brought by technology, but instead many non-whites take that technology without any gratitude. Even worse, anti-white ideologues seek revenge.

    The real embodiment of “white power” is that our achievements have lengthened the average life span and opportunities of all humanity, regardless of race. White power is responsible for distributing millions of mosquito nets in Africa to save Africans from Malaria, vaccinating children against common diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and smallpox.

    White people are forbidden from even saying the phrase “white power” in a conversational tone in any positive context. But really, choruses of African children might as well sing the praises of the powerful white society, whose benevolence saved millions of them from common diseases.

    Instead we’ve been offered this phrase “white privilege” to degrade ourselves and our society. Well… It’s power not privilege, and you’re welcome.

  • youhavetherighttoremainsilent

    the nanny who stabbed the 2 and 6 year olds to death. i dont know but how much you want to bet she was a shine and they were white kids?

  • Tom_in_Miami

    That’s exactly what you’re expected to do.

  • To quote Eleanore Roosevelt,  “No one can make you feel inferior unless you let them.”  I do not intend to let them.