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Black people have had to live for generations under a system that is demonstrably unfair to them. There's plenty of documentation for that.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: M.G. Piety writes "As a white person, I have to say that I find this pathetic display of white entitlement disgusting."

She is referring to an incident where "23-year old Abigail Noel Fisher who charges that she was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin because she was white. No matter that her GPA (3.59) and SAT scores (1180 out of 1600) were not particularly distinguished and that there were black and Latino applicants with even better SATs and GREs who were also denied admission."
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Piety wonders "When did white people become so pathetic? Black people have had to live for generations under a system that is demonstrably unfair to them. There's plenty of documentation for that. Where do white people get off thinking that they are entitled to ask the government to redress a "wrong" done to them that would appear to be no more than a figment of their fevered imaginations?"

Piety questions "Where has this sense of white entitlement come from? When Jeil 2 Savings Bank of South Korea came under investigation for alleged irregularities by its executives and major shareholders, its president, Jeong Gu-Haeng, committed suicide. When white guys in the U.S. run their banks into the ground, not only do they take no responsibility, they expect the government bail them out. That is no more, nor less than they feel they are entitled to. White people can't handle having to deal with the consequences of our own actions. We can't handle anything that is really difficult. Difficulties are 'unfair'!"


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Removal of resistance: Although it is a subtle point, too complex to be truly accepted by the bloody minded and by anyone unwilling to think about an argument for more than a few minutes, Piety is spot on (my experiences have proved beyond any kind of doubt), when insisting "White people have benefitted from the handicaps placed–both intentionally and unintentionally– on minorities for as long as the country has existed. Unfortunately, this is now coming back to bite us, and by that I'm not referring to reverse discrimination. You know how you make somebody strong, how you make them smart? You handicap them, put a lot of obstacles in their path. Many minorities have had so many obstacles in their paths for so long that they've become smarter and stronger than we are". Unification: M.G. Piety is one of my favourite authors in the world.
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