subtle racist and sexist things you do and think

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I believe a country has the right to refuse entry to any non citizen who is going to behave in a way to incite trouble and that non citizens do not have the same freedom rights in the country they intend to visit or work in as citizens.
 

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I believe a country has the right to refuse entry to any non citizen who is going to behave in a way to incite trouble and that non citizens do not have the same freedom rights in the country they intend to visit or work in as citizens.
Agree.

But making this judgement should not be due to ones race, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
 
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not white privilege. privilege is based on how much money you have, not what colour you are
And how well connected one is.....If you do crime for the old school boys 'Network' (See Hilary & Wasserman-Schulz election fraud for example); Then you are untouchable.
 

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I'm guessing the life in prison guy was done under their silly 3 strike thing.
I always thought basing legal process on sports rules was a little short sighted.

Can you imagine if they did that here?
  • "What are you in for mate?" "Protected zone infringement"
  • Coppers having to run in like Razor Ray when busting someone for jaywalking
  • Steve Hocking as Attorney General, just making up laws because he's bored and doesn't understand the point
    • Lawyers are no longer allowed into interrogation rooms. Instead we'll provide screens. That can't be read in daylight.
    • After a vehicle collision, everyone involved has to return to their homes and start their day again.
    • You can keep stolen goods provided you can prove you had prior opportunity to take them but didn't. Unless you're really tall.


And so on
 

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not white privilege. privilege is based on how much money you have, not what colour you are
We say that 'Black Lives Matter'
Well truthfully they really never have
No one ever really gave a ****
Just read your bullshit history books
But honestly it ain't just black
It's yellow, it's brown, it's red
It's anyone who ain't got cash
Poor whites that they call trash
 

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There's no question class is the biggest divide, but you're being disingenuous if you don't think countries like Australia, the UK and US had a structural system in place in which black people were (and still are) far more likely to be at the bottom of that divide. So yeah, white privilege (or black lack of privilege) is a thing in society, regardless of whether you can point to a white 'bogan' or 'hillbilly'. It's exceptionalism, like pointing to Barack Obama and claiming black people therefore have all the same opportunities as white people.

There will always be poor people in a capitalist society, equality will be when skin colour doesn't indicate a greater likelihood of being poor.
 

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Being fat is considered a sign of wealth in a lot of countries. Therefore fat privilege would exist.
Fat privilege in the western world is paying for 1 seat on an aircraft and taking up 1 and a half.
 

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Obama was the first black US president, Gillard the first female Australian PM. The former went to Columbia and then later Harvard where he was president of the Law Review. The latter went to a public high school in Adelaide (!) and went on to study law at university and became a partner at Slater & Gordon. The current ALP leader went to Xavier College, studied law at Monash and then ended up practicing law before becoming a union exec. Politicians rarely don't reflect a higher degree of privilege than your average Joe. Harvard for example is more diverse than ever in terms of the racial make up of their students, but about 70% still come from the top 20% income families, and 15% come from the top 1%. If you want to go to Harvard in 2020 be rich and black, that way their KPIs look good but they're not sullying the prestige by having too many poor people on campus.

Privilege is a scale. At one end you've got royals and dictators and the super wealthy, at the other you've got the Africans living in famine, the Indian untouchables etc. The US is something like 30% Hispanic, Black, Asian, other or any combination that isn't white on white. If you lined up all 325m of them ranked by privilege would the whites only start to show up at the 87m mark? Of course not. Would Obama be in the bottom 87m? Of course not. There is plenty of overlap, and there are numerous factors correlating to wealth/privilege.

It's disingenuous to suggest that everyone is the same and skin colour isn't a factor, particularly in the US with African Americans and here with the indigenous peoples given historical context. But people carry on these days like it's a world of whites and the rest and there's some special power that comes from having pale skin. It's just a lazy throw away line as far as I'm concerned. There are plenty of Asians in politics, medicine, corporate Australia etc. and they are both a minority and a relatively recent group (most immigration post 1970s). These sort of fields are the domain of the white male according to your average Q&A panelist, but one group that is not white and culturally non-English speaking has been pretty successful. IMO if you look at things on their merits and why groups are and aren't represented in certain areas then it's a valuable discussion. Anyone who just blindly says "white privilege" isn't worth engaging any further.

Australia for example comes in at 103rd (1 being bad, 160 being the best reported) in income inequality according to the World Bank Gini coefficient. UK is 106, Canada 107. The US are 58th which looks about right relative to the 3 Commonwealth nations. As you move up the list there's not a whole lot of white faces to be seen. There are countries where there are next to no white people at all and certain groups exhibit considerably more privilege over others than you see here and there's huge wealth disparity. It's just one aspect but it's really not a race thing, it's more than that. We just happen to live in a country with a white majority that was settled by a major colonial power at the time so we see things as a function of being white.
 

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corvain cooper had multiple convictions, firearms were involved, and was also done for millions in financial crimes so he and well truly deserved life. the other guy did get off too light though
wrll there you go, thats memes for you, cant trust them
 

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corvain cooper had multiple convictions, firearms were involved, and was also done for millions in financial crimes so he and well truly deserved life. the other guy did get off too light though
What bullshit is this?

Multiple convictions- so what.

Firearms were involved- gee, possessing a firearm in the USA, they're pretty rare over there I hear... only 6 guns for every man woman and child.

Millions in financial crimes- well he was convicted for moving an absolute shitload of weed, do you think he just rolled a joint the size of a 737 with it?

Fact is hes doing life for moving pot.
Ive done the same, as have hundreds of people ive known.
 

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The meme is silly because he didn't get 34 years for marijuana trafficking. He got 34 years because he was convicted of marijuana trafficking of 1,000kg+ (the highest bracket, pun not intended) and had two prior felony charges that tipped him over the line into a life sentence. Several levels all of ****** all rolling into a ridiculous outcome.

The actual law is thus:

Marijuana (enormous amount)
1,000 kg or more mixture; 1,000 or more plants
First Offense: Not less than 10 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, or more than life. Fine not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 20 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, mandatory life. Fine not more than $20 million if an individual. $75 million if other than an individual.
https://www.fordham.edu/info/21684/university_regulations/2891/drug-free_campus_guidelines/13
 
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