I would like to think it's the latter, and that "most" of us would treat each other the same when afforded these.

I would like to think it's the latter, and that "most" of us would treat each other the same when afforded these.   | NOT SURE IF I'M TREATED WELL BECAUSE OF WHITE PRIVILEGE OR BECAUSE I ALWAYS TRY TO BE POLITE AND RESPECTFUL EVEN IF THE SITUATION CALLS FOR  | image tagged in memes,futurama fry | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Picard Wtf Meme | WHY IN THE HELL CAN'T EVERYONE BE POLITE... KINDNESS IS COLOR BLIND | image tagged in memes,picard wtf | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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15 ups, 2 replies
Personally I like people who are different... If I could only talk to people like me, I'd shoot myself!
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11 ups, 2 replies
ON IMGFLIP I BE LIKE IN REAL LIFE I BE LIKE | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Being polite and courteous have always worked for me...it doesn't pay to be an asshole unless it's absolutely necessary . I can't claim white privilege since I'm Hispanic but life treats me just fine...It's all about attitude really....
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8 ups
YUP! I am only a butthole when someone is a butthole first. I don't bite, but will bite back :D
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6 ups, 1 reply
Well said me amigo, people are a lot more open when you great them with a smile and a friendly tone. I know how you are here, and would be very surprised if it didn't spill over into your life. Race to me has always been whatever someone wants to make of it. My closest friends have been everything! It is only a barrier for those who want it to be.
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8 ups, 1 reply
I agree 100%...there's good people in ALL races just as sure as there's complete assholes...and you're right, it IS only a barrier for those who want it to be...usually people with closed minds that deal in absolutes...
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DAMN, YOU'RE KINDA SMART FOR ONE OF THEM | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
a meme-maker that is :)
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10 ups, 1 reply
Why thank you...It's cool meeting people this way sometimes cuz since you don't really know who you're talking to, there's no barriers accept your personality...nobody would even know I was Hispanic if I hadn't ever mentioned it. And you STILL don't know for SURE...LOL
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7 ups, 1 reply
I've totally enjoyed it. I've met teens I thought were 50 based on their maturity, grownup I thought were teens because they shared my juvenile humor and people of all races (I guess). We all start off equal here. I've been really glad you and a couple others sucked me in with your comments on my crappy early memes. :)
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7 ups, 1 reply
Well thanks...glad I could help.
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9 ups
Oh hell, that reminds me I have to go cook dinner.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I like people like me. I am wonderful :D
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3 ups
Nice! Me, not so much. :)
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11 ups
Hell yeah, I get along with anyone, even if we have different opinions and backgrounds, if we can get off on the right foot and have an intelligent conversation first.
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Kindness is color blind,... but I am sure thercare cultural crimes.
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Doubt it. :P
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10 ups, 1 reply
Christian, Jew, Muslim, Wiccan, Atheist etc... we would all do good to follow that. It used to drive my second wife crazy that I would stop all the time and hold doors for people. :)
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8 ups
For real? That one second of kindness could make the whole difference in someone's day!
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6 ups
I have been waiting for a chance to comment about this! If you can take a good laugh YouTube the golden rule 3 way!!!
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6 ups
Do unto others is definitely something we could use more of...in a good way I mean.
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12 ups, 2 replies
lol I'll try to play the devil's advocate
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5 ups, 1 reply
I just mean it would definitely be hard to "see"... You can't accuse them of giving you privilege over other ethnicities. They can easily deny. You'd have to dress up as a bum, see how you're treated. Then dress up (like Dave chappelle did for his white guy sketch)... Then dress up as a bum as minority... Lots of testing. Can't tell your acquaintances what you're doing. Once they find out, you're out of their circle. Which I would agree on some level, because if my friend tried to entrap me, on any issue, then I'd be inclined not to ever trust them again. And if you can't trust someone, then why keep them as a friend? Anyways, hope I didn't burn any bridges. Just a thought
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6 ups, 2 replies
Nah, no bridges burnt. I'm not really referring to imgflip here, but just general day to day life. I suppose I could costume up as another ethnicity but I really don't think thats a proper control either as it would take me out of a comfort zone. I also think we tend to get what we are looking for when it comes to treatment from others. If you expect to be treated badly, I think that body language and word choice helps you to achieve that expectation. I would argue a black man in a suit and tie will get a lot better treatment than a black man in a dirty t-shirt no shoes and oil all over his jeans. That has more to do with an appreciation of hygiene than ethnicity.
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9 ups, 1 reply
Earned respect by giving respect.
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9 ups, 1 reply
He led by example.. did not get sucked in, or baited by haters. And as a result.. got support and respect from whites. . Creating unity.
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5 ups, 1 reply
I'm not comparing myself to MLK...but that statement reminds me of my experience here on imgflip sort of...I think a lot of people respect that I don't ever get sucked in by the haters and try not to be mean to anyone here...even the ones that attack me...
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5 ups
Makes sense.. and for a better experience by everyone. ;)
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3 ups, 1 reply
Yo Bro...have you submitted this one yet, cuz you should.
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3 ups
Thanks,... think I will!
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8 ups, 2 replies
Yeah, I understand. This, I ponder more than I should. I'm native American, so I'm from a different angle per se. But, I know 90% (based off personal experience) of people are decent and treat me as such. In a small community, them also knowing I served, helps, but if anyone argues "veteran privileges" can always join (exception of those with disabilities that prevent their enlistment). The only thing I really ran into is a "privilege" to first time crimes. The sentencing is different. And the profiling is different, but yes, i believe it's more based off rags and hygiene than skin color. But a person can teach hate, and that's where it starts, at a child's age. I'm rambling I think haha
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7 ups, 1 reply
Good comment brother! Color seems to go with "cultures" ... thus sterotypes are made. It seems to me... as a way up north small town C'nook who moved to the deep south a long time ago.. That it's cultural.. not color. I have friends of many races.. and I never think about color or ethnicity at anytime. My friends are not immersed in any culture of ignorance that breeds hate or division. With the rare exception.. i believe most hate is taught directly.. or indirectly by examples of adults... as is anything that divides us as a nation.
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Damn these comments are long.
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6 ups, 1 reply
If you're hitting 90% brother you are doing great! I agree with that the hate is taught, but it is also overcome through experience (I grew up in the south). Worse than the hate though, in my opinion, is the distrust that is taught. It causes a lot more conflict and conflict earlier in an interaction often preventing that interaction from going smoothly. I think now I'm rambling, or at the very least run-on-sentancing.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I think people are also a product their environment at that time, if you know what I mean. Also, to go along, you got to get along, is in the mindset of a lot of people, if not most. Why it takes time to "move forward" as a society. I believe we're doing our parts to help that movement, both against old racism and this new "I get to use the race card" mentality. But those are both extremities and there's still a lot of grey areas we're all still trying to equal out (pun intended)... Such emotions
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5 ups
As long as good people still try, we still all have a chance. :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
Take out the if and put a when instead. I've seen it millions of times
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Haha it actually does, but some deserve for their dedication to the site, I would think. I can say, I'm not at all rigid when if comes to upvoting, but I don't do auto-votes just because
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4 ups, 1 reply
I've never seen anything but respect from you sir.
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4 ups
Thanks John,, And i can say the same About you A Gentleman indeed :)
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:)
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You're going to love my last submission today :)
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4 ups, 1 reply
Ayyyyyyye :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
Sit on it Potsie!
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2 ups, 1 reply
I'm not sure either buddy, but it IS a conversation starter :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
Sorry I wasn't on much today, I was busy during my free hour and now I am in a research class, but I finished my work early and I can send you this, anyways, I hope this question does not offend you or if you don't want to be political, but let's put you in a cernario, you are forced to vote for the next president, and let's say it comes down to Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, who would you vote for, or would you not vote at all?
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3 ups, 1 reply
To me it would be a really hard choice because I would not want to vote for either. However I do feel like I would know what to expect from the Clinton's, and I think it would come down to having to hope Trump would not be as bad as what I would perceive her administration to be. To be honest I think Trump could go either way.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Exactly my answer, I think Clinton would be a TERRIBLE president, hopefully trump could settle down or something, but I agree with you 100%
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3 ups, 2 replies
He wouldn't be my 1st choice, but absolutely not my last choice :)
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Yea, I am listening to their right debats right now as I do my math homework, trump JUST SAID he is going to win Ohio, (well I think it's trump, my parents are watching it and I am just listening) anyways yea :)
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2 ups, 1 reply
All I keep hearing is talk, (I am going to do this, I am going to build a wall, I am going to jump out of a plane and land on my mothers lap) there all just talking, no action, and Donald trump just said something about his business, Marco Rubio and the rest, everyone is all talk, not sure if you seen this but this is the best commercial ever http://www.ispot.tv/ad/Aow5/aarp-services-inc-take-a-stand tell me what you think? :)
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1 up, 1 reply
The Rubio/trump portion of this has been a circus sideshow, a joke. They should walk them both out of the building. The commercial is good, but it may be to late for SS as we know it.
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2 ups, 2 replies
Yea, I agree to that also, the commercial being late and the circus sideshow, oh did you know that rapper, Kanye West says he will run for president, I have a deep pain in my stomach that a lot of teens will vote for him (18 to 25 ish) and he will somehow win, me and you will have to flea to Canada
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2 ups, 1 reply
18-25 doesn't vote in large enough numbers to get him anywhere, don't worry.
2 ups
ok thats good because just imagine, a rapper, as a freaking president, no match, no good
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2 ups
I meant he will run in 2020
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4 ups, 1 reply
So assuming that IS true, you know how to correct it and choose not to.
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2 ups, 1 reply
I doubt that.
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I just figured you made meme comments that didn't make sense to the meme you were commenting on.
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Ok, firstly, I don't know if anyone downvotes all your memes and comments - just the bad ones, or the ones they don't like (for example, when you put comments on a meme that don't relate to it).

Also, I've never heard anyone on imgflip say they wish you had never existed.

If someone from outside the imgflip community came in and attacked you, I bet you would see people defending you very quickly. You're accepted here. You may have annoyed people with your disrespectful spam comments (and people are right to be annoyed by that), but you're still accepted.
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1 up, 1 reply
Well then I would get tossed out on my ass everywhere I go if that were so. I am a single dad who opted out of moving up for having nights and weekends home with my kid.
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Absolutely!
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Is this on the front page yet LOL
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3 ups, 1 reply
This one right here. The one that is what each of us makes of it.
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3 ups, 2 replies
Thanks dude, a rare "Buddy Christ" I'm not uncomfortable with :)
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Yeah boy.
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Just messing with you Bro...LOL
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#UpvotingYourAss.
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White Privilege is not about how YOU act, it's about how people who know nothing about you act and assume things about you. For a good example, watch the "Bike Thief" video from 2010:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti5ZFmglzV4
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2 ups, 1 reply
Makes for a good video but its bad control if you were doing a "scientific" experiment. Answers were different, attitude was different and dressing of the black kid was done to match a stereotype. Also that there were different people involved makes this non-scientific and all subject to interpretation. Do I believe there was different treatment, sure, but I'm not willing to go so far as to say it was all racial bias. Better control would have both looking the gangsta part or prep-schoolers, and actually trying to convince people that it was their bike. Was there stereotyping? For sure by both the passersby and the show producers and the subtleties they planted helped them get their good TV video. I challenge you to ask yourself what would happen to the 2 boys in downtown Baltimore and how the same scene would play out. The point of the meme however was based on the premise of we tend to get the treatment that we are looking for.
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And as I said, the meme is wrong about what "white privilege" is. It has nothing to do with how one acts, it is assumptions made by others based on race, and in fact clothing, which is tied to certain races by people. It's the way store clerks in many cases will closely watch a friend of mine who is black when he comes in the store, but not me. It's about assumptions made with no basis other than race (and maybe racially preferent clothing, but that in no way limits it-- my friend often wears star wars shirts and regular eans). Ask a black cop about it-- they experience it all the time in places and situations where people do not know they are cops.

Basically this meme is playing blame the victim by pretending that white privilege doesn't exist and that people who are treated badly must be doing something to cause it. What does my friend do to be carefully watched by store clerks? He walks in while black.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Look... is there racism, absolutely and it flows both ways. I have had many friends of many races through the years and I understand that it exists. If someone really wants to be a victim than so be it and live that life with all that comes with it. If someone wants to rise above they can do that too and take advantage of all that comes with that.
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"if someone really wants to be a victim "
Do you see what you did there? That's the point, the person being judged by assumption doesn't want to be a victim, any more than ANY victim does. And it's a societal think, it's usually not even conscious racism on the part of the clerks/cops/person-doing-the-profiling, it's something that media and movies and TV have ingrained into the backs of their minds.
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Not wanting to be "a victim" and not doing anything to prevent it are 2 different things. There are also PLENTY of people out there that find it easier to be a victim rather than to look at themselves for problems of their own creation and WORK to eliminate them. There are also plenty of enablers out there to tell them "its not your fault, its just the white man keeping you down." My black friends wouldn't have anyone around them like that. All were strong men and women who earned their respect and NEVER told anyone to "give" it to them. Its why they have become successful people. Sorry, but the truth is too many people act the stereotype and then cry when they are stereotyped. I'll just finish with this, when I had the long hair and beard, wore all the biker gear and dressed aggressively I was stereotyped just as hard as any brother my friend. No one is ever going to stop prejudgment from happening, not with any protest or any legislation. That is an inbred self-preservation system that all humans have, a natural distrust of other humans. What you can control is what you show people by appearance, by actions and by your words.
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Nail on the head John! All humans are born inherently racist because they depend and have to identify with their nurturers, anyone else could be a danger. It is the survival imperative that has allowed the human race to develop over 100,000's of years. But we don't live in small groups anymore we are all part of a huge and constantly developing society. That society can only be cohesive if we all rise above those base instincts. As important as equality legislation is it is the small acts of good manners and kindness in our day to day lives that make the real difference.
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You have to recognize the root of issues to learn to deal with, cope and make it work for you. Good call/comment bro.
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Don't ever debate a liberal on matters of race, they are incapable of uttering a coherent thought. Race baiting and class warfare are their bread and butter, it's exploitation of the worst sort.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Having conservative based values and principles doesn't mean I have to be closed off and not open to discussion.This is a big part of the problem on either side.
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That would be a wonderful if both sides were interested in common ground intellectually. But they are not. If you project your values (rules for discussion and behavior) upon someone who does not understand them, doesn't share them and has zero intention of abiding by them, you will get killed. Imagine one player in a board game of Monopoly who doesn't play by the same rules as the rest of the players and sees nothing wrong with that inconsistency. This is what it is like trying to debate liberals. Nothing is static and the goal posts keep moving. So you cannot compare the two sides as though you were talking about the Jets vs the Dolphins game. Because their language is so corrupted, there is no point in discussing anything with the Left. The only reason to talk to them in 2016 is to torment them for your own amusement.
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I still believe there is hope, but if all else fails the option in your last line will suffice.
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I see you didn't take the time to read my last response, but that's okay.
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No, you're just victim blaming again-- youa re making the sweeping assumption that black people who are profiled are somehow all wearing "gangster" clothing. Claiming that it is just a clothing issue, as you do by your comparison, is false and a strawman tactic. Overall, you're claiming people should "work to eliminate" the problems, then claiming the way to do that is to just "deal with" it, basically by the method of just dropping it, because when they bring it up that is always going to be your answer---"oh well, just get over it."

The real world way to "deal with " it is for the person racially profiled to call the profiler out, every time, until it sinks in on the person profiling that what he is doing is wrong, and it is he who is actually the problem-- the one doing the profiling.
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Let me know how that works out for you.
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