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While examining an article on www.alternet.org, I happened across a recurring theme in American politics: Mitt Romney was supported by white voters despite his mediocrity, and only because Barack Obama was (and continues to be) black, despite his exceptional nature.

I know the idea of white privilege, the bastard child of critical race theory, keeps gaining ground as time goes on, and it will be perpetuated as long as the media and their Democrat allies can sustain the narrative. The President seems to have set his “laser-like focus” on its preservation throughout his administration.

The reason I reject it is simple: I’m white, and it has purchased me no privilege.

I come from a divorced home, from low-to-middle class income, and have managed to list as my current education credentials (hold your breath): graduated high school in 1999. I don’t even know if “high school” should be capitalized. My wife’s family has a much more homogenous income spectrum, and she still manages to come from the lower end of it. Where the hell is our white privilege?

The truth is it ain’t out there. LPSDs (Liberals, Progressives, Socialists, Democrats) are falling more and more on the white privilege sword, and the continued cries of racism, for two very simple reasons.

black-unemployment-chart2First, and this is most important: Barack Obama is a terrible President, terrible Executive, and terrible Commander-in-Chief. It must be the white half of him that sucks at his job, right? Remember the cultural meme that was “we are better off than we were four years ago”? A more accurate phrasing, although far less catchy,  would have been, “we are better off than we were four years ago, unless you are black”. Check out this graph from liberal hate-orifice thinkprogress.org.

Oh sure, they play into the whole “white privilege” idea by talking about how black unemployment is above 10% for the better part of 50 years, but they fail to mention that, according to their own graph, President Obama has not had a better month of black unemployment than George W. Bush.

Or, to be more blunt: In terms of employment, President Bush was way better for the black community than President Obama has been. At its conclusion, the article tries to subtly blame this on the Tea Party (I’m not kidding), by blaming local and state budget cuts for the loss of black jobs in the public sector.

From now on, cutting government spending equals white privilege.

Second, President Obama has not let all of this economic misery go to his head. He seems to be taking Rush Limbaugh’s advice of choosing not to participate in a recession. Must be nice to have that privilege. Of course, every President has been given the privileges President Obama enjoys, and Bush took more vacations, so why do we even worry about what he does in his spare time? You have to admit, it’s a brilliant governing strategy: walk into the Oval Office and wonder aloud why the hell the country is not fixed yet, blame the Republicans in Congress, and hit the links.

President Obama is simultaneously a walking refutation of white privilege and a walking testimony to government’s excess in a time of scarcity for the rest of us. This is what “shared sacrifice” looks like, folks.

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Osama Bin Laden is dead, and the UAW is alive and killing (jobs).

And during the State of the Union address, which I’m surprised he gave because it is a Constitutional obligation, he proposed a minimum wage hike to $9.00/hr. I don’t know how Wolf Blitzer kept it in his pants following that statement. A minimum wage raise is liberalism’s pincer attack. On the one hand, it helps secure union jobs by increasing the price of competition.

On the other hand, it helps keep the unemployed right where they are by increasing hiring costs. And who has the highest unemployment rate? Well, if the BLS is to be believed, it is black female teenagers. And who makes up the unions that this new protection tariff protects? According to a Cornell university study, a whopping 79.5% of union members in this country are white, and most are men. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Crony Socialism .

Sasha and Malia Obama are not under attack here. They have done nothing wrong. They are black female teenagers, though. (Well, Sasha is a tween, to be fair) In typical liberal fashion, in typical Demographic Party fashion, and in typical Crony Socialism fashion, the President has made sure that their privileged existence will never face competition from anyone who manages, despite his policies, to better their economic circumstances.

I guess he’s just a family man, after all.

 
 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.kirk.758 Stephen Kirk

    Great job Joe! Keep shining the light on it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/iamjosephkurt Joseph Kurt

      Thank you, Stephen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Charles17121 Charles S. Imwold

    We The People have a fraud and usurper sitting in the White House going by the name of barack hussein obama using a stolen social security number , forged birth certificate and forged selective service registration card to prove he is a legal sitting US President . We The People demand the US congress honor their oath to the US Constitution and remove this fraud and usurper barack hussein obama from office under Article 2 Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution .

    • Claudia

      Interesting how you didn’t question the birth rights of ANY of the previous presidents… I wonder if the fact that he’s half black has anything to do with that but since he is the first of his kind I’m inclined to believe that you’re a racist. And since you’re an older conservative white male the chances of that being a fact are very high lol

      Good luck with removing him btw LOL
      THERE IS NOTHING you can do to take his picture off that wall. FOREVER you will have it there. You have a black president. Get over it.

      • charles17121

        I would tell you to put down the obama kool Aid but I think it is a little too late for you to wake up and find that you have been conned by a half black moslem going by the name of barack hussein obama . I feel sorry for and you the rest of the idiot obots . The truth is coming and there is nothing you or your kind can do to stop it .

        • Claudia

          First, EVEN if he was a muslim it says NOWHERE in the constitution that you have to be a christian. Actually, freedom of religion is one of the pillars which the USA was created so get off that horse already… His religion is irrelevant… I bet you were not talking crap about Romney being a mormon so why does it matter?

          Secondly, I noticed how you ignored the question… Too close to reality for comfort? lol

          Why is it that you didn’t put in question the birth right of ANY of the previous presidents? Why Obama?

          You can pretend as if his race has nothing to do with your hate towards them but anyone with common sense can see that’s not the case…

          The truth is coming and there is nothing you or your kind can do to stop it .<<<< LET IT COME… You still won't be able to remove him from office so who cares about your rants? LOL

          • charles17121

            Claudia , You really should put down the obama kool Aid and take a drink of reality . Your boy the fraud and usurper barack hussein obama is taking you down the yellow brick road to no were . And your to dumb to see it .

          • Claudia

            HAHAHAHA No matter how much you hate the FACT that he is YOUR president you’re just going to have to DEAL WITH IT! You have a black president. GET OVER IT!

            You really should put down the obama kool Aid and take a drink of reality<<< YET you can't discredit anything I just said with FACTS can you? LOL

            Do you really think you're fooling anyone? How was Obama different than Bush you hypocrite?! lol

          • cautionkid

            In all actuality, he is not black. he is mixed. so when you are trying to throw something in someone’s face, try being factual. secondly, when you can comment facts with a .org .net or .gov, then post youre bull, because .com and .net don’t mean crap.
            and to answe the question about why we didn’t question the birth of the rest of the president’s is because we had no reason to. their birth place was accurate and obama gave us reason to believe he was lying. but because you are literally a follower and believe ‘everything nice’ about the man you see, then you will never believe otherwise. be a little open minded child. and just because the guy is an older white male does not mean he is a racist. you don’t know his life, so stop acting like you kknow everything.
            white privilege does exist, but only ion the little minds of those who will not make a life for themselves and for those who don’t try and are using the race card on themself. k thanks bye.

          • ThePoet Darkling

            Romney is Mexican, btw – you really should stop drinking the Kool-Aid; it’s poison, don’t you know?

        • Claudia

          Why is it that you didn’t put in question the birth right of ANY of the previous presidents? Why Obama?

          Why won’t you answer THAT question uh?
          Like I’ve said, you’re not fooling anyone!

          • ThePoet Darkling

            Actually, yes. The citizenship of several presidential candidates have come into question in the past, including one President;

            Presidential candidates whose eligibility was questioned:

            Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886), 21st president of the United States, was rumored to have been born in Canada. This was never demonstrated by his Democratic opponents, although Arthur Hinman, an attorney who had investigated Arthur’s family history, raised the objection during his vice-presidential campaign and after the end of his presidency, publishing a book on the subject.

            Christopher Schürmann (born 1848 in New York) entered the Labor primaries during the 1896 presidential election. His eligibility was questioned in a New York Tribune article, because he was born to alien parents of German nationality. It was stated that “various Attorney-Generals of the United States have expressed the opinion that a child born in this country of alien parents, who have not been naturalized, is, by the fact of birth, a native-born citizen entitled to all rights and privileges as such.” But due to a lack of any statute on the subject, Schürmann’s eligibility was, “at best an open question, and one which should have made [his] nomination under any circumstances an impossibility,” because questions concerning his eligibility could have been raised after the election.

            The eligibility of Charles Evans Hughes (1862–1948) was questioned in an article written by Breckinridge Long, one of Woodrow Wilson’s campaign workers, and published on December 7, 1916 in the Chicago Legal News— a full month after the U.S. presidential election of 1916, in which Hughes was narrowly defeated by Woodrow Wilson. Long claimed that Hughes was ineligible because his father was not yet naturalized at the time of his birth and was still a British citizen.

            Barry Goldwater (1909–1998) was born in Phoenix, in what was then the incorporated Arizona Territory of the United States. During his presidential campaign in 1964, there was a minor controversy over Goldwater’s having been born in Arizona when it was not yet a state.

            George Romney (1907–1995), who ran for the Republican party presidential nomination in 1968, was born in Mexico to U.S. parents. Romney’s grandfather had emigrated to Mexico in 1886 with his three wives and children after the U.S. federal government outlawed polygamy. Romney’s monogamous parents retained their U.S. citizenship and returned to the United States with him in 1912.

            Lowell Weicker (born 1931), the former Connecticut senator, representative, and governor, entered the race for the Republican party nomination of 1980 but dropped out before voting in the primaries began. He was born in Paris, France, to parents who were U.S. citizens. His father was an executive for E. R. Squibb & Sons and his mother was the Indian-born daughter of a British general.

            John McCain (born 1936), who ran for the Republican party nomination in 2000 and was the Republican nominee in 2008, was born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. McCain never released his birth certificate to the press or independent fact-checking organizations, but did show it toWashington Post reporter Michael Dobbs, who wrote “a senior official of the McCain campaign showed me a copy of [McCain's] birth certificate issued by the ‘family hospital’ in the Coco Solo submarine base”.

            Potential presidential candidates whose eligibility is questioned:

            Ted Cruz (born 1970), a Republican United States Senator from Texas, has publicly expressed interest in running for president in the 2016 United States presidential election. Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to a “U.S. citizen mother and a Cuban immigrant father”. Although there are some uncertainties about the exact definition of “natural born citizen”, Professor Chin (see above) believes that Cruz likely qualifies for the office.

            Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, former professional bodybuilder and governor of California from 2003 to 2011, has been reported as considering challenging the prevailing interpretation of the clause. In October 2013, the New York Post reported that the Austrian-born Schwarzenegger, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in the early 1980s, was exploring a future run for President.

            So, instead of whining and complaining about “white privilege” and racism, might I suggest that you try educating yourself before you speak (or type). You apparently have access to a computer with internet service – I suggest you use it to avail yourself of the wealth of knowledge that is readily available to us all, black or white, no “privilege” necessary!

      • ThePoet Darkling

        Actually, yes. The citizenship of several presidential candidates have come into question in the past, including one President;

        Presidential candidates whose eligibility was questioned:

        Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886), 21st president of the United States, was rumored to have been born in Canada. This was never demonstrated by his Democratic opponents, although Arthur Hinman, an attorney who had investigated Arthur’s family history, raised the objection during his vice-presidential campaign and after the end of his presidency, publishing a book on the subject.

        Christopher Schürmann (born 1848 in New York) entered the Labor primaries during the 1896 presidential election. His eligibility was questioned in a New York Tribune article, because he was born to alien parents of German nationality. It was stated that “various Attorney-Generals of the United States have expressed the opinion that a child born in this country of alien parents, who have not been naturalized, is, by the fact of birth, a native-born citizen entitled to all rights and privileges as such.” But due to a lack of any statute on the subject, Schürmann’s eligibility was, “at best an open question, and one which should have made [his] nomination under any circumstances an impossibility,” because questions concerning his eligibility could have been raised after the election.

        The eligibility of Charles Evans Hughes (1862–1948) was questioned in an article written by Breckinridge Long, one of Woodrow Wilson’s campaign workers, and published on December 7, 1916 in the Chicago Legal News— a full month after the U.S. presidential election of 1916, in which Hughes was narrowly defeated by Woodrow Wilson. Long claimed that Hughes was ineligible because his father was not yet naturalized at the time of his birth and was still a British citizen.

        Barry Goldwater (1909–1998) was born in Phoenix, in what was then the incorporated Arizona Territory of the United States. During his presidential campaign in 1964, there was a minor controversy over Goldwater’s having been born in Arizona when it was not yet a state.

        George Romney (1907–1995), who ran for the Republican party presidential nomination in 1968, was born in Mexico to U.S. parents. Romney’s grandfather had emigrated to Mexico in 1886 with his three wives and children after the U.S. federal government outlawed polygamy. Romney’s monogamous parents retained their U.S. citizenship and returned to the United States with him in 1912.

        Lowell Weicker (born 1931), the former Connecticut senator, representative, and governor, entered the race for the Republican party nomination of 1980 but dropped out before voting in the primaries began. He was born in Paris, France, to parents who were U.S. citizens. His father was an executive for E. R. Squibb & Sons and his mother was the Indian-born daughter of a British general.

        John McCain (born 1936), who ran for the Republican party nomination in 2000 and was the Republican nominee in 2008, was born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. McCain never released his birth certificate to the press or independent fact-checking organizations, but did show it toWashington Post reporter Michael Dobbs, who wrote “a senior official of the McCain campaign showed me a copy of [McCain's] birth certificate issued by the ‘family hospital’ in the Coco Solo submarine base”.

        Potential presidential candidates whose eligibility is questioned:

        Ted Cruz (born 1970), a Republican United States Senator from Texas, has publicly expressed interest in running for president in the 2016 United States presidential election. Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to a “U.S. citizen mother and a Cuban immigrant father”. Although there are some uncertainties about the exact definition of “natural born citizen”, Professor Chin (see above) believes that Cruz likely qualifies for the office.

        Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, former professional bodybuilder and governor of California from 2003 to 2011, has been reported as considering challenging the prevailing interpretation of the clause. In October 2013, the New York Post reported that the Austrian-born Schwarzenegger, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in the early 1980s, was exploring a future run for President.

        So, instead of whining and complaining about “white privilege” and racism, might I suggest that you try educating yourself before you speak (or type). You apparently have access to a computer with internet service – I suggest you use it to avail yourself of the wealth of knowledge that is readily available to us all, black or white, no “privilege” necessary!

  • BigGuy

    This article asserts White Privilege is a myth, but says nothing about it. Whites can much more easily go into hotels to use the lobby restrooms than Blacks can do so, Blacks are often closely monitored by security in high priced designer clothing stores while Whites rarely are so monitored. that with equal incomes and credit histories, White buyers obtain better mortgage rates than Blacks.

    Separate from White Privilege, the writer claims that raising the minimum wage reduces employment opportunities. That’s false. That presumes that lower wages produce more employment. That’s also false. Unemployment is lower in states with higher minimum wages and higher in states with lower minimum wages — compare MA to ME and MS. There’s positive correlation across the board that states with higher minimum wages have lower unemployment.

    • Aaron

      “Whites can much more easily go into hotels to use the lobby restrooms than Blacks can do so”.

      Proof, please.

      “With equal incomes and credit histories, White buyers obtain better mortgage rates than Blacks.”

      So the natural conclusion is that there must be some national conspiracy against black people, right? Wow.

      Quotes like these are the reason no one takes arguments about supposed “privilege” seriously. Social justice advocates need to start embracing objectivity in their arguments.

      • BigGuy

        In Times Square every day, White tour guides can use the restrooms at nearby hotels without any problem. Black tour guides are often stopped. Non-white bus drivers and limo chaffeurs never even try to go into the hotels to use the restrooms; they go to Starbucks. I was there 5 days a week or more for 8 years. That’s what I saw happen, over and over.

        • Aaron

          Do you have anything other than anecdotal evidence (which is not evidence at all) or are you just attempting to troll me?

          • BigGuy

            I think more than 1,000 observations over 8 years is more than anecdotal evidence. There are very few studies proving out that everyday discrimination against Blacks exists and preference for Whites exists.

          • Aaron

            The observations of one person in one spot? That’s pretty much the definition of anecdotal evidence. Also, the reason that there are so few studies on the subject of “preference for whites” is probably because “privilege” is such an opinion-based topic.

          • BigGuy

            You are convinced of your point of view and do not accept as evidence what I have observed every day when I worked in Times Square, I could confirm my observations with every one of my co-workers, White and Black, but you would be unlikely to accept 100+ people all confirming what I have written to be true.

            I do not believe there is a national conspiracy against Black people. I do believe most Whites in the USA benefit from racial preferences. Most Whites are unaware of the benefits they receive in our society because they are White, most believe racism hardly exists, and most are unaware when they are racist.

            What would you consider to be objective evidence?

            What would it take for you to change your point of view?

            I believe NOTHING AT ALL will make you change your views. You appear to be a “true believer” in asserting that White privilege is a myth. ANYTHING at all presented to you would not meet whatever criteria you require to be objective evidence. If something does meet your criteria, you will change your criteria, rather than change your mind.

          • Aaron

            A nationwide poll would certainly make me change my view, but obviously that can never happen. Also, what constitutes as discrimination varies from person to person. Anecdotes are simply not enough – you’re trying to prove that which cannot be proven or disproven,

          • Claudia

            EXCEPT that anecdotes are not the evidence presented… EVEN THE SUPREME COURT has had to intervene in many cases when the cases of racial profiling and police brutality were getting out of control… Sounds like you live under a rock and when you do come out, your privilege allows you to be able to ignore these things which is not the case with minorities and the LGBT community

          • Claudia
          • Kevin Law

            look up the definition of anecdotal, Big Guy,

        • MargaretJacobson

          In Baltimore I never saw black men ever be stopped in the inner harbor, harbor east ?? If they choose to use Starbucks restroom , it is their business .

      • Claudia

        http://thefeministbreeder.com/explaining-white-privilege-broke-white-person/

        Why don’t you try to discredit this list too….

        Good luck with that lol

    • Kevin Law

      “Unemployment is lower in states with higher minimum wages and higher in states with lower minimum wages”

      Oklahoma’s minimum wage is equal to the federal rate of 7.25 per hour. The unemployment rate is 4.9%. California’s minimum rate is 8.00 per hour with an unemployment rate of 9%. It’s also worth noting that Oklahoma is a Republican State while California is by far a Democrat stronghold.

      • BigGuy

        OK vs CA does show OK with a lower unemployment rate than CA. Altogether, states with higher minimum wages have a larger portion of the population in the work force than states with lower minimum wages. They also have a lower unemployment rate.

        If lower minimum wages improved local economies, then the counties where prisons are located that lease out the prisoners to industry — at well below minimum wage — would do well, but they do not.

  • This Guy

    LoL Obama has already proven his worth. Nuff’ said.

  • Claudia

    LMAO But OF COURSE whites would want us to believe that their privilege doesn’t exists! How else would they maintain the status quo if not by keeping the rest of us sleeping? LOL

    NICE TRY but the evidence PROVING the existence of white privilege speak for itself…. Don’t believe me? Then explain the disparities in sentencing by race in the US…. A black man can be given harsher sentences than a white man for committing the same crime and that’s a fact! Look at the stats. Not only that, even though the data shows that stop and frisk is targetting blacks and hispanics for no reason because 90 percent of the time they are doing nothing wrong and no arrest is made, they STILL focus on blacks and hispanics….

    How about the study that shows that a white man with a record is often prefered over a black man with no criminal record when the only differentiator is race? How do you explain that if there is no white privilege?

    http://www.nymbp.org/reference/WhitePrivilege.pdf

    If you’re poor and white and wonder how can we say you’re privileged? Then you need to read this: http://thefeministbreeder.com/explaining-white-privilege-broke-white-person/

    Oh, and before you try to discredit the source because it comes from a feminist website, why don’t you try to discredit their claims instead?

    You can all live in denial but the rest of us know better.

    • Jason Gary

      But of course black progressives would have us believe that white privilege exists! How else would they maintain the status quo of blaming everything on race, always and forever?

      BTW: I paid fully for my college education and am deeply in debt for it, I have lost out to black candidates in several job interviews, and I am on the low end of middle class, despite being intelligent, hard working, and resourceful. Don’t lecture me about how awful blacks have it and how magical it is to be white. Save it for someone who doesn’t know any better.

    • ThePoet Darkling

      Yes, I feel so privileged sitting in my 1972 trailer with a leaky roof and the floor falling out from under me. I feel the privilege when I’m standing in the bread line trying to get a chunk of government cheese to feed my daughter because the $23 in food stamps I receive per month just aren’t cutting it. I feel the privilege when I apply for government student loans and grants in a vain attempt to better my education to pull myself out of the gutter, only to be told I don’t meet the requirements, despite being a single, disabled mother with an income of $400 per month in SSI payments. I felt white privilege when I was a homeless teen, living near the worst housing projects of the time – Cabrini Green – and being told I didn’t qualify for housing because I was WHITE, while I was constantly being beaten, robbed and raped because I was privileged enough to be born with white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. I feel privileged when people like yourself try to drape me in the cloaks of white guilt for crimes committed by people I never knew, and who my ancestors never were, as they only came here in the 20th Century, DECADES after slavery had been abolished. Yes, I feel privileged when people of color, living in much better circumstances than I ever have, try to lay blame on my shoulders for all the horror and evil in the world instead of taking personal responsibility for their own lives.

      These links on white privilege from a black perspective:

      http://theblacksphere.net/2013/02/the-white-privilege-myth/

      http://blog.chron.com/texassparkle/2014/05/the-myth-of-white-privilege/

      Look up E.T. Williams while you’re at it.

      http://whateverhappentocommonsense.com/

      Now, I’m not saying that racism does not exist, but that the knife cuts both ways; while whining about white privilege, you yourself are guilty of perpetrating and promoting racism. You are either part of the problem or part of the cure, and I see nothing “healing” in laying all the burdens of your race onto the shoulders of another race. You are actually, in essence, saying that white people are better than you and that your race is weak and unable to rise. You are actually giving white people power over you!

      Well, I know this to be false. People of any color, race, sex, religion, etc, can overcome their burdens but first they must take responsibility for themselves and have the strength and fortitude to rise above. This is proven by the likes of Thurgood Marshall, Harriet Tubman, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, George Washington Carver, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Percy Julian, Rosa Parks, Hank Aaron, Josephine Baker, Ben Carson, Allen West, Condi Rice, Colin Powell, among a very great many other more ordinary and not so famous folks. By perpetrating the myth of “white privilege,” you undo all the hard work done by the aforementioned people. Shame on you!

  • charles17121

    Claudia , USing the race card again when you don’t have a answer for logical questions just proves you are an idiot obot . The race card has lost all it’s meaning . Pulling it out at every opportunity just makes you look the fool .

    • Claudia

      LMAO I always laugh when you idiots talk about the “race card” LMAO
      Did I say anything that wasn’t accurate? Has anyone EVER questioned the place of birth of any previous US presidents? Why this one?

      The race card has lost all it’s meaning . <<< Don't you wish that were true? LMAO

      That is only the case when it comes to racist fucks that see their privilege slipping away so they feel the need to bitch about it lol Nothing new here…

      IT IS NOT THE RACE CARD WHEN PEOPLE CALL YOU OUT ON YOUR RACIST BEHAVIOR! lol Learn that. There is a difference lol

      I bet you were alive in 64 when the civil rights laws passed… Did you think them to be another way of pulling the race card? Those damn blacks! Who do they think they are trying to be equal to everyone else uh? The nerve! LOL

      • Albert8184

        So, why don’t you just cut to the chase and tell us what the ultimate solution is going to be. A magical change in the human heart via teaching people to hate each other more? Or some sort of Marxist-derived revolution leading to a society where no one has any rights any more?

        In other words, we’d all be equally hopeless and equally at the bottom. Except for the lucky elites (99 percent of whom will be white)

      • Jason Gary

        Wow. No matter how much better things get, they are awful. You know what that’s called when you’re white? Whining. Pull yourself up. Work your ass off. Make the change. Be the change. Stop waiting for the government to “make things right,” whatever the &*%$ that even means. The time for waiting is over. At some point, people are going to have to take responsibility for their own mistakes, acknowledge the existence of chance and luck, and realize that this country is so much more wonderful than the liberals would have everyone believe.

      • ThePoet Darkling

        Actually, yes. The citizenship of several presidential candidates have come into question in the past, including one President;

        Presidential candidates whose eligibility was questioned:

        Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886), 21st president of the United States, was rumored to have been born in Canada. This was never demonstrated by his Democratic opponents, although Arthur Hinman, an attorney who had investigated Arthur’s family history, raised the objection during his vice-presidential campaign and after the end of his presidency, publishing a book on the subject.

        Christopher Schürmann (born 1848 in New York) entered the Labor primaries during the 1896 presidential election. His eligibility was questioned in a New York Tribune article, because he was born to alien parents of German nationality. It was stated that “various Attorney-Generals of the United States have expressed the opinion that a child born in this country of alien parents, who have not been naturalized, is, by the fact of birth, a native-born citizen entitled to all rights and privileges as such.” But due to a lack of any statute on the subject, Schürmann’s eligibility was, “at best an open question, and one which should have made [his] nomination under any circumstances an impossibility,” because questions concerning his eligibility could have been raised after the election.

        The eligibility of Charles Evans Hughes (1862–1948) was questioned in an article written by Breckinridge Long, one of Woodrow Wilson’s campaign workers, and published on December 7, 1916 in the Chicago Legal News— a full month after the U.S. presidential election of 1916, in which Hughes was narrowly defeated by Woodrow Wilson. Long claimed that Hughes was ineligible because his father was not yet naturalized at the time of his birth and was still a British citizen.

        Barry Goldwater (1909–1998) was born in Phoenix, in what was then the incorporated Arizona Territory of the United States. During his presidential campaign in 1964, there was a minor controversy over Goldwater’s having been born in Arizona when it was not yet a state.

        George Romney (1907–1995), who ran for the Republican party presidential nomination in 1968, was born in Mexico to U.S. parents. Romney’s grandfather had emigrated to Mexico in 1886 with his three wives and children after the U.S. federal government outlawed polygamy. Romney’s monogamous parents retained their U.S. citizenship and returned to the United States with him in 1912.

        Lowell Weicker (born 1931), the former Connecticut senator, representative, and governor, entered the race for the Republican party nomination of 1980 but dropped out before voting in the primaries began. He was born in Paris, France, to parents who were U.S. citizens. His father was an executive for E. R. Squibb & Sons and his mother was the Indian-born daughter of a British general.

        John McCain (born 1936), who ran for the Republican party nomination in 2000 and was the Republican nominee in 2008, was born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. McCain never released his birth certificate to the press or independent fact-checking organizations, but did show it toWashington Post reporter Michael Dobbs, who wrote “a senior official of the McCain campaign showed me a copy of [McCain's] birth certificate issued by the ‘family hospital’ in the Coco Solo submarine base”.

        Potential presidential candidates whose eligibility is questioned:

        Ted Cruz (born 1970), a Republican United States Senator from Texas, has publicly expressed interest in running for president in the 2016 United States presidential election. Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to a “U.S. citizen mother and a Cuban immigrant father”. Although there are some uncertainties about the exact definition of “natural born citizen”, Professor Chin (see above) believes that Cruz likely qualifies for the office.

        Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, former professional bodybuilder and governor of California from 2003 to 2011, has been reported as considering challenging the prevailing interpretation of the clause. In October 2013, the New York Post reported that the Austrian-born Schwarzenegger, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in the early 1980s, was exploring a future run for President.

        So, instead of whining and complaining about “white privilege” and racism, might I suggest that you try educating yourself before you speak (or type). You apparently have access to a computer with internet service – I suggest you use it to avail yourself of the wealth of knowledge that is readily available to us all, black or white, no “privilege” necessary!

  • Albert8184

    White privilege myth is having it’s greatest impact on the college campus and in the school yard. It’s being used to radicalize the future leaders and elites of tomorrow’s America with political views that are hostile to everything that Marxists deem intrinsic to a capitalist society. Because that’s what it’s about ultimately: the “evil” of capitalism, a white male Judeo-Christian patriarchal, sexist, racist, homophobic…. blah, blah, blah…. etc. etc. system of exploitation.

    It also serves to demoralize and mentally tarnish the minds of white kids, to cause them to question their own self worth and the “realness” of their achievements and the American Dream itself. And to poison the minds of minority kids with all sorts of feelings “useful” to fomenting social revolution.

    It’s also being used to bolster the value of Affirmative Action in the minds of the populace. To boost justification for it in the face of criticism and doubts about it’s continued effectiveness and value. It feeds into the whole white guilt complex of a large segment (mostly liberal) of the white population.

    White privilege does a lot of things for the Left to serve it’s objectives to ultimately deconstruct America as a nation and prepare it to be…. replaced. All of them are evil.

  • Just Wondering…

    Testimonies from Americans of various colors….
    1. Don’t Assume I’m Racist Like You. Nicole Moriarty, Tallahassee, FL

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m aware of my white privilege and I’m aware that I knowingly and unknowingly harbor prejudices but I work on this every day and try to become more and more aware of myself.
    http://theracecardproject.com/dont-assume-im-racist-like/

    2. Gina Crosley-Corcoran

    “After one reads McIntosh’s powerful essay, it’s impossible to deny that being born with white skin in America affords people certain unearned privileges in like that people of another skin color simple are not afforded….”
    http://thefeministbreeder.com/explaining-white-privilege-broke-white-person/

    3. “Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One”

    When asked why black actors haven’t appeared in his films, the writer of the piece states that Allen was “horrified” when the subject was brought up.
    Talk about contradictory. He says he doesn’t hire black actors unless the story requires it, but, at the same time, he says he doesn’t hire based on race.
    http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/woody-allen-says-he-wont-hire-a-black-actor-unless-the-role-calls-for-one-20140731

    4. Middle-School Fight, Brown Punished, Not White
    Tonia Torrence, Salt Lake City, UT

    I verbally summarized. You both pushed and shoved on the bus. You both pulled
    hair and hit the other in the hall by the lockers.
    “So, why do think she’s in trouble and you’re not”.
    I said, to the white girl. “I don’t know we’re both at fault”, she replied.
    http://theracecardproject.com/middle-school-fight-brown-punished-white/

    5. How Could You Date Someone Like Him? Rachel Kroontje, Morris, MN

    I almost dated two very nice guys who happened to be African American. To my shock and disgust, I had a very close friend who I would have never thought in a million years to be even slightly racist tell me, “It’s disgusting that you are even thinking about getting together with that n*****.” He said this about both of them. He also said other derogative things about both guys.
    http://theracecardproject.com/date-someone-like/

    6. White People Labeling the Individual They Call Friend “Banana”:
    walt • 6 months ago

    i feel you on this, i’m asian as well and most of my friends are white too. i get called a banana because they said i’m yellow on the outside and white in the inside because i hangout with white people
    http://theracecardproject.com/im-asian-cant-forget/

    7. White People Labeling an Individual They Call Friend ” White Washed”:
    Doris • 6 months ago

    I was once told by my best friend and her husband, one day while trying to think of how many friends they had that were not white they came to the conclusion that they did not have any friends that were not white. After more thought they realized,
    none of their friends were white. Just “white washed” as they say. I didn’t know whether to be offended or admire their ability not to see the color of our skin.
    http://theracecardproject.com/im-asian-cant-forget/

    8. Black Woman’s Bi-Racial Child in the School System
    But We Need You to Choose… Sonni Williams, Germantown, MD

    I received a call from the school office staff asking me to clarify Sammy’s race.
    As I have always done, when there are no other options on a form other than one
    race, I write in “Biracial” and write in “Both Black and White”. The lady from the school said they needed me to ‘choose’ Sammy’s race so they would know which class to put him in. Her explanation was that they wanted to evenly divide the children up by race. I told her my son was both black and white, exactly as I had indicated on the school form. She told me that that was not an acceptable response, and that I needed to choose which race my son was.
    http://theracecardproject.com/need-choose/

  • ACresto

    Oi vey… okay, Mr. Kurt, you’re blatantly wrong on both of those points.

    1. You assume that the presidents have immediate control over the economy. No, no they don’t. All economic theories, from Kantianism to “Reganomics” assert that there is a lag time between government action and economic reaction on the order of years, even decades on occasion. Plus, since Pres. Obama’s economic policy has been largely conservative (giving or continuing tax cuts for everyone without adequately raising them to cover the loss of government income) and his economic intervention has been only focused on the middle-class, not racial groups, which is only just starting to show benefits. If anything, he’s acting as an Uncle Tom.

    2. He is neither a refutation of white privilege nor an example of government excess. He is business as usual. While it is novel that we have a black man in the Oval Office, media reaction to him is a continual example of how white privilege is alive and well. Your own article is a great example: “I’m white, and it has purchased me no privilege.” Really? White privilege isn’t a currency that you can take to the bank. It’s the assumption that when you go to the bank, even if you have terrible credit, you can take out a mortgage that you can’t afford because, hey, he’s white, he should get that promotion soon, right? Sometimes you do get that promotion too, when a person of color or woman might actually be a better choice. Heck, getting a job itself is a lower hurdle, look at your own cited statistics.