Originally posted by Phranny to Bill718
Boo Hoo. Sticks and stones break bones. Names do not hurt you. Like white women, people of color of both sexes have a very hard time getting equal pay for equal work. Unemployment among people of color in the U.S. is always farhigher than for whites, even controlling for education.
Bill718 seems be another self-pitying white American man who prefers to enjoy his
white racial privilege while denying that it exists. I never have taken seriously Bill718's
(often hypocritical) grandiose pretensions to be 'progressive', which extends only as
far in his case as being a shill for the US Democratic Party.
I know of a non-white man who was asked by a white woman friend to attend a political
demonstration in the USA. He wondered if there would be many police at that event.
She told him: "Don't worry about it. The police always have treated me with courtesy and respect."
Amazed, he asked her, "You are a white woman. Why can't you imagine that the police
would likely treat me with less courtesy and respect than they always show toward you?"
Speaking of 'controlling for education', Asian-American men are more educated on average
than white American men, but Asian-American men earn less money on average than
white American men of the same educational level. While white men like to boast that
they are superior in intelligence and education to all other people in the USA, in fact,
white men tend to do worse academically in many ways than Asian men or white women.