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2. Lyndon Johnson (i suppose without regards to his foreign policy)
3. Anyone but Ronald Reagan
4. Anyone but Ronald Reagan
5. Not Ronald Reagan or Trump or Bush or Andrew Jackson or Andrew JOhnson or JOhn Tyler or Calvin Coolidge or Herbert Hoover or Richard Nixon or lots of others whom I don't remember.
I am of the opinion that all racial/ethnic groups and nations have faced tremendous ''set-backs'' over the centuries most of whom have used these countless disasters to develop advanced counter measures that have successfully annulled their effects.
That is true, but some racial, ethnic, religious and other groups have faced, and tend to face a specific type of oppression or setback in the modern world. Do you believe that inventions are the only method of describing a race's successes?
Possession, use of, or dealing in illegal substances are all crimes and those who have been caught, tried and found guilty of these crimes are criminals.
These rules have been used in the past (in American history) to suppress votes from coloured people. The number of cases in which the duration of sentences has been more for people of colour than for whites would take years to count. The idea of white privilege, as I've said before, is a social construct, but it doesn't mean that it's not present. We don't have badges that denote this, but if we were caught with marijuana, as white people, the likelihood of us getting a long sentence would be much less than if we were coloured. Therefore, we have the privilege of perhaps feeling more immune to this certain law. It's not simply drug use. Look up the Central Park Five case. There's a documentary on Netflix about it.
The accepted meaning of White privilege is that their achievements and positions of seniority are due, not to their abilities, but as a consequence of their white skin.
The accepted meaning is:"Inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice." (merriam webster)
For one instance, the first programmable computer was made at Bletchley Park, England during WW2 when there wasn't a black person to be seen.
Once again, with all due respect, I believe it's blind to judge a society, and the social interactions of a people based on who invented what.
Was this scientific breakthrough due to the colour of the inventor's skin?
Yes, but indirectly. Surely you'd agree that the people in that room could've all been Black (following your example), but there are many other factors at play such as:
-education for ethnic and racial minorities
-Lack of support in a white-centric system
The third on the list is the most important, because with a white-centric system comes the consequence of white privilege.
I don't think that's what White Privilege means. Though it's a bit confusing, at least I know that the world doesn't revolve around me.
Anyway, it's white privilege that keeps white people from getting strangled to death by a war crazed police officer, or sentenced to life in prison for simple possession of non harmful drugs. It has nothing to do with the achievements of white people over those of black people.
That was because of the setbacks they have faced throughout history, not laziness or incoherence.