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Jax-Tiger
LSU Fan
Portland, OR
Member since Jan 2005
15494 posts

What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
Serious question.

I always thought that it meant that I should be mindful of and respect the opinions of people who have a different background than I do. Other people may be sensitive to things that don't bother me, because I didn't grow up as a minority.

I have been directly told to "check my privilege", but it was by a white homeless dude, and it was funny, in a way, but sad at the same time, because the guy had obviously fried his brain with drugs and was panhandling for a living. Other than that, the usual internet stuff...

Recently, I was told by someone I know on Facebook to check my privilege and it didn't make sense to me. He then told me that he knew I wasn't a racist, but because I am white, I don't know what it is like to be a non-white and that I can't be a part of the discussion. Checking my privilege means that I need to understand that my opinion doesn't count in the racial discussions.

I had some things to say about that, but I want to know what does "Check your privilege." actually mean?

BTW: The guy who told me that is an Indian guy who came to the US as a child, his parents are both physicians, he went to Georgia Tech and currently works for Deloitte as an IT consultant making very good money. So for him to tell me that I have privilege is pretty rich...
This post was edited on 9/21 at 9:17 pm


udtiger
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
46988 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
Feel bad for being

Straight
White
Male
Employed
Educated

If you are all 5, you may as well kill yourself.


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FooManChoo
Georgia Fan
Member since Dec 2012
15981 posts
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re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
It means you need to quit your job and make sure someone in a qualified victim group gets it. You need to give all of your earthly possession to someone in a victim group and then kill yourself to make sure you don't ever oppress anyone else with your privilege ever again.


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Tunasntigers92
LSU Fan
The backseat of a greyhound bus
Member since Sep 2014
10078 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
Basically, the fact that you're a white man, and you have caused each and every problem/atrocity in world history, says the liberal.


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umop_apisdn
Member since Sep 2017
750 posts
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re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
It means the accuser has a lifetime of bad decisions and is still struggling to make wise life altering decisions and is upset at your good fortune of living comfortably from making good life decisions to get you to the point you are at when accosted verbally.


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wfallstiger
LSU Fan
Wichita Falls, Texas
Member since Jun 2006
4034 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
Means to look at yourself/check your appearance, make a checkmark symbol sign, say thank goodness and walk away
This post was edited on 9/21 at 9:52 pm


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Loserman
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
8140 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
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What does it mean for me to check my privilege?


I usually just grab my junk and shake it at them while smiling!



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BradPitt
Syracuse Fan
Where the wild things are
Member since Nov 2009
10301 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
It's like they say: the most privileged people are the tards who bitch the most about privilege.

I also had a dude on Facebook call me privileged and yet, according to his Facebook, he lived in West Hollywood, CA, drove a new BMW convertible and was clearly able to travel the globe based on his photos. It's impossible to debate such an idiot.


I always say actions speak louder than words and all libtards do is talk while it's a statistical fact that Republicans are far more charitable with their money and services than liberals are. Another example would be the enormous amount of supplies gathered and all the white Republican males who risked their lives to fight a flood in order to save the lives of many in Texas while libtards sat behind their computers and wished death on everyone in Texas simply because they voted Trump.

Liberals bitch all day about privilege and oppression yet you don't see them sending money to blacks, moving to their neighborhoods or putting forth any physical effort to improve minority lives/communities. But when it comes to talking, they'll bitch your ear off.


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TheFonz
LSU Fan
Somewhere in Louisiana
Member since Jul 2016
5016 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
The fact that you don't even realize you need to check your privilege means that you need to check your privilege.

Just talking to you makes me literally shake....I can't even...


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gthog61
Georgia Tech Fan
Irving, TX
Member since Nov 2009
27539 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
It means you are talking to a dip shite.

Stop wasting your time


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ultratiger89
LSU Fan
Houston, Tx
Member since Aug 2007
2183 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
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What does it mean for me to check my privilege?


It means you need to tell that person "go frick yourself". Everyone is entitled to whatever privilege they have earned. Just being white doesn't earn you anything, just like you have mentioned in your post about a homeless white dude...................
This post was edited on 9/22 at 1:43 am


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mauser
LSU Fan
Bunkie
Member since Nov 2008
7759 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
Tell him it's not a privilege, it's a birthright. He'll like that.


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tidalmouse
Whatsamotta U.
Member since Jan 2009
23754 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
I think it means that because of "what you are' that you should have no voice and no opinion.

What you think doesn't matter because of "what you are".

Racism at it's finest.


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Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
28999 posts

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Wtodd
Missouri Fan
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
26897 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
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What does it mean for me to check my privilege?

Nothing

It's made up bull shite...ignore it.....profit


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weptiger
LSU Fan
Georgia
Member since Feb 2007
4067 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
It means you must acknowledge you are white, that you supposedly have benefits that others walking this planet do not and that you need to start paying reparations immediately.


Wtodd
Missouri Fan
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
26897 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
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It means you must acknowledge you are white

I'll only do this if I'm in front of Stevie Wonder


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Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
28999 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
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It means you must acknowledge you are white, that you supposedly have benefits that others walking this planet do not and that you need to start paying reparations immediately.


Old Barry, when he was in office took it a step further asking all of us to check our," American Privilege.


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Dead End
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
9549 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
It means you're talking to a idiot that makes excuses for their shortcomings.


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CelticDog
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2015
17581 posts

re: What does it mean for me to check my privilege?
Ad hominem fallacy.

Thats it in its entirety.

However in individual cases, the person addressed may be cluelessly hypnotized.


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