White privilege

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May 9, 2018 50 Comments

Pretty sure white people don’t get the cops called on them for falling asleep in the common room.

A black Yale graduate student took a nap in her dorm's common room. So a white student called police - CNN https://apple.news/AFEKB2eCRS_2M2QyQQPM9sw

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  • Microsoft Lotl
    Yeah this is what all white people do everyday. /s

    A dumb ass ignorant asshole does not equate to white privilege.

    And your post is racist.
    May 9, 2018 15
    • Salesforce BaceFook
      How is this about poorly trained cops? The mere fact that cops were called on the black student started the problem
      May 9, 2018
    • Microsoft Lotl
      They police dispatcher should be asking specific questions to the nature of the call.
      May 9, 2018
    • Salesforce BaceFook
      Nah. Don’t isolate the cops. No call should have been made. If i was the parent of that person who called he would have heard it from me
      May 9, 2018
    • Yahoo segfaul
      It’s not about white privilege etc. In our neighborhood in Fremont there are only Indians and Chinese and very few white families. Naturally, Bay Area. One day one Chinese house wife reported on Nextdoor app. “I saw a black in our neighborhood”.. Pat came the reply.. “Madam I live here”.. That was hilarious . But then can you blame Chinese housewife for being vigilant? I don’t know, may be..
      May 9, 2018
    • Google isthecoast
      Yes it is white privilege, so obvious
      Nov 8, 2018
  • Intel DSPN81
    Probably also have to add the context that New Haven where Yale is located has one of the highest crime rates in the nation. It also has more African Americans in the general population than any other race, while less than 10% of the student population is African American.
    May 10, 2018 12
    • Credit Karma smmrfrdy
      I’m sincerity interested in Dspn81’s answer. [place willy wonka meme here]
      May 10, 2018
    • Intel DSPN81
      That’s a great question. I wouldn’t want to be treated like African Americans are treated. I’d also be embarrassed to be a part of a culture that murders 20x more frequently than Asian Americans. Makes the bias pretty rational and data-driven.
      May 10, 2018
    • Credit Karma LSD25
      Lol, you are part of a culture that murders more than cultures of other countries. Are you embarrassed by mass-shootings, bombing Iraq for almost 27 years straight, imprisons more people per capita than any country (mostly for drug related crimes), is unsure if people who commited treason in the past in order to fight a war to preserve slavery are hero’s or not... and that’s just a small part of the last generation, should I also list napalming a country even while knowing the war was lost, internment camps, Jim Crow, kkk terror with the end of reconstruction, slaughter of native populations, slaughter and war crimes in the Philippines, slavery and so on?

      Since I assume you don’t care about any of that, the real question is why you have so much resentment towards black people?
      May 10, 2018
    • Credit Karma LSD25
      The bias is not data driven because violent crime is segregated in the US. In addition there is no singular uniform entity of “black people”. What’s the data showing that Yale students are frequently attacked by sleeping black people. Please show me that data that rationalizes your idiocy.

      How much more likely are upper middle class black people to commit violent crimes than upper middle class white people? I grew up around poor white people and there was plenty of violence. Poor people are not respected in this society and are not treated like their lives matter. It creates alienation and a fraction of people who try and take respect.
      May 10, 2018
    • Amazon Scuut
      Looks like this is at least the second time this person has called the cops on a black student in the dorms who wasn’t doing anything.

      https://apple.news/AyINJrUADSsyDITXWr8xuqA

      One person like this can make life shitty for plenty of innocent people.
      May 11, 2018
  • Microsoft jPzm21
    “Privilege” is such a trigger word. I understand the reason for using it, but much of what originally was considered “privilege” is just basic human rights that in many cases are more commonly afforded to white people, which is disgusting that it can’t be said they are afforded to everyone.

    In other words, not getting shot at by cops, not getting harassed by cops (without cause), not being afraid for my life when I get pulled over... not a privilege. They’re basic human rights. Growing up in a wealthy family, being able to buy your way out of trouble, ability to identify with the majority of people in a room... now those are privilege.

    This case is likely unconscious bias, and the student who called the cops should be forced to do some training.
    May 9, 2018 3
    • Microsoft Lotl
      Well said.
      May 9, 2018
    • Intel DSPN81
      Except there’s no science to unconscious/implicit bias (results aren’t repeatable, test results haven’t shown to carry out in real life) or evidence training has desired results.
      May 9, 2018
    • Apple / Eng AppleyMan
      Yeah.. send them to the re-education camp. They are not woke enough 😂
      May 9, 2018
  • Ooyala mc2
    Two schools of thought.

    Having gone to a college situated in a major metropolitan area, I've seen reports of suspicious people (homeless as well as hookers) gaining access to dorm buildings by just tailing a student into the building.

    Either A) the person who called the cops (who happen to be a women and Caucasian) was genuinely concerned that someone gained access to their dorm that shouldn't have.

    Or B) the women has a history of racist behavior and her calling the cops was racially motivated.

    It may be B or it could've genuinely been an honest mistake.
    May 9, 2018 1
    • Credit Karma smmrfrdy
      C) she is not bigoted about black people, but has grown up in a racist society. Specifically the racism of the war on drugs era of propaganda where the media and even the Democrats like Clinton talked about the boogeyman of black super-predators. Where colleges send out general warnings about potential stranger-rape by homeless people that wander onto campus but cover up or minimize date-rape occurrences. A society that presents cops as always in the right even though cops routinely mistreat black, Latino, “white trash” and homeless people.

      So she might have reported this to college officials who then called the cops or she called them herself. Not because of overt bigotry but because she was conditioned by all the “trusted” sources: media, politicians, police.

      Would anyone first call the cops if someone that looked middle class, maybe a passed-out frat boy was in the same place? Or would they approach the frat boy, try to wake him and then call the cops only if they got violent and threatening? Maybe not even then if they thought it might be a student.

      C... the answer is probably C.
      May 9, 2018
  • Facebook WDWO10
    This is infuriating :(
    May 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft @russia.co
    Thats not a credible news site.
    May 9, 2018 0
  • Amazon Scuut
    Psychology geek here. Yes, this is almost certainly unconscious bias, which does have lots of very strong evidence that it exists and that it causes harm.
    However- there is not good evidence that training about it is effective in changing behavior or measured bias. Seems like we don’t know yet how to address it effectively.
    May 9, 2018 1
    • Credit Karma smmrfrdy
      It’s a systemic problem being treated as an individual problem. Training probably works best with people who already sincerely want to not fall into behaviors that are conditioned by biases in society-probably doesn’t work on people willfully in denial that these problems exist in our society.

      But the systemic part: as long as police are legally protected and de facto encouraged by policing policies to focus pretext stops in poor or black neighborhoods, then being black or Latino or “white trash” will always be associated with “criminality” - it’s self-reenforcing. Like during Jim Crow people generally thought of black people as submissive or passive and happy to shine shoes or be nannies... people saw this everyday and so they believed the stereotypes. But they saw it because there was social, legal and vigilante coercion against the black population that would make any group of people be submissive and want to keep their heads down.
      May 10, 2018
  • Ooyala (mc)^2
    Would this scenario (including media coverage) be any different if the person that called the cops was non-white?
    May 10, 2018 1
    • Microsoft @russia.co
      You would have never heard about. just like you never heard pf the two mexicans that attacked the black guy for wearing the MAGA hat on the subway.
      May 10, 2018
  • Microsoft Carcass
    It makes me so mad every single time.
    May 9, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn foo_ba
    A black coop is helping to write the individual up... what "privilege" is at play here?
    Jun 7, 2018 2
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Well people who talk about privilege theory would say that the student calling is “privileged” in that they feel they can call the police on someone who is annoying them for some reason because white people typically have not experienced bad interactions with police or do not fear them.

      But I’m not particularly a privilege theory kind of person. I just think this is an example of how informal racism (the bigotry of that grad student) interacts with formal racism (modern policing: where cops actually had to determine if a sleeping black student was actually a threat.)

      Oh, were you actually asking? Lol.
      Jun 8, 2018
    • LinkedIn foo_ba
      Alright, I could agree with that. Thanks.
      Jun 8, 2018
  • Deloitte PVaQ48
    This is America.
    May 28, 2018 0
  • Amazon Scuut
    Looks like this is at least the second time this person has called the cops on a black student in the dorms who wasn’t doing anything.

    https://apple.news/AyINJrUADSsyDITXWr8xuqA

    One person like this can make life shitty for plenty of innocent people.
    May 11, 2018 0
  • Credit Karma LSD25
    The Bay Area this week too:

    https://youtu.be/Fh9D_PUe7QI

    Dangerous BBQ activity... time to call people with guns to handle it 😡
    May 11, 2018 0
  • Intel DSPN81
    Well articulated and data supported. Thanks.
    May 10, 2018 0

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