The pathology of white privilege

I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but I know Tim Wise and his work.

White people! Watch it!

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A long video by Tim Wise; worth having in your collection

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5 responses to “The pathology of white privilege

  1. No one says Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Africans, etc, should fight the “privilege” of their own race in government and private sectors in their own countries.

    “Anti-racists” only combat this kind of “privilege” in White nations.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

    • Ummm…so you don’t think there’s such a thing as white privilege? Do you think the US is a white country? What about all the black people and chinese people and latino people who built it with their bare hands? What about all the non-white immigrants who are building it right fucking now? Is it not their country to?

      I’m happy to talk to you about this in a reasoned and respectful way, but just so you know where I stand on your view.

      “‘Anti-racist is a code for anti-White.” is code for “I’m a white supremacist.”

      Any by white supremacist, I don’t mean Nazi or KKK. I mean the implicit belief that white people are just normal people and everyone else are people in some qualified sense. I mean the belief that the US is a white country. I mean the belief that white people don’t enjoy privilege.

      And before you retort, and I seriously doubt that I will hear from you again, tell me whether you actually watched the video.

      • Certainly I have watched the video. Have you watched Jared Taylor’s debate with Tim Wise, together with the review by GNXP that exposes Tim Wise’s egregious factual errors?
        Here’s the debate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQtBFLpGbDw
        And GNXP’s takedown: http://www.gnxp.com/MT2/archives/004046.html
        Note that GNXP admits that Taylor was correct in everything he said (they even have to issue a correction in Taylor’s favor) even though they very much dislike his politics.

        Now, to take on the point of “white supremacy,” I fail to see how pan-nationalism is “white supremacist.” The belief in nation states is inherently white supremacist? (Nation = group of people connected by birth – as its etymology plainly shows.) Your position seems to be asian countries for the asians, black countries for blacks, white countries for everyone. In other words, your position subordinates whites, while mine puts all peoples on equal grounds.

        In the course of American history, you point out, non whites have contributed some manual labor. So what? Do you cry about Japanese supremacy in Japan, and go on about the extermination of the Ainu, and how Japan’s colonial history of using non-Japanese labor implies that the Japanese must allow mass immigration into their country, about how Japan really isn’t a Japanese country?

        Your “anti-racism” fits perfectly into modern globalist capitalism. The interests of capital are to homogenize its workers, to strip them of any group identity or allegiance which might act as a counterweight to its power. I remind you of Robert Putnam’s undesired discovery in his paper “E Pluribus Unum” that diversity destroys social capital. Likewise, surely you know of the Alesina result that diversity decreases investment in public goods: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=226420 Of course this result has global validity – here, for instance, is a study of East Africa with substantially the same findings: http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/conferences/2006-EOI-RPI/papers/csae/Lilleor.pdf

        These are exactly the results desired by international capital. Power flows to those who can wield it, and diversity destroys the organizational power of groups, leaving financial power able to reign unopposed. We must support nationalism if we are to avoid this fate – white nationalism as well as black nationalism. Your aim, however, seems to be to oppose all nationalism of whites and only of the nationalism of whites. That this is an anti-white position is self evident.

        Now, returning to the main thread of discussion: when it comes to the contemporary situation, claims that whites are privileged are silly. The only “privilege” they enjoy is the privilege to be discriminated against. Discourses of white privilege are just prejudice against whites. No other group of people is analysed in the same terms.

        I can’t resist adding a note on Tim Wise. According to the Assessor of Property for Davidson County TN, Tim Wise lives in a house worth $639,300. The neighborhood he lives in, in Census Tract 134, is 97% white and ZERO PERCENT BLACK. The “benefits of diversity” (high levels of violent crime, bad schools, lack of community, filthy environment) are for poor and middle class people, not for prosperous “anti-racists” like Tim Wise. Anti-whites generally don’t practise what they preach. Look him up yourself:
        here’s his house: http://www.padctnwebpro.com/WebproNashville/Summary.asp?A1=4692156&A2=1
        here’s a tool for finding demographic data: http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer

      • I will watch it, and get back when I do. Thanks for the link.

  2. Terry

    I watched it long ago, and the only people who get touchy about this subject are racists. There are certainly many whites in America who are not racist, but not enough of them,

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