State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

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The New Girl
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Morning Ed: Wildlife {2018.04.23.M}
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The comments...

Kazzy
+ "I think its a worthy conversation and important topic, but in daily application I personally try to the best of my ability to still take [. . .]
Zot

Upset the applecart! Again!
Amazon's been dealing with problems about packages being stolen in cities. Now it's the auto insurance company's problem?

Zot
+ Kaz, I'd say the ACLU is an example of liberals defending the right to free speech. Now, I've also seen a lot of liberals defending hate crime [. . .]
+ Well, we've discussed "privilege" multiple times here before. If you're a fan of reading old posts and old comment threads (like I am), you'll enjoy this, [. . .]
Zot
+ Road, Sexual attractiveness is related to the immune system. And works via "opposites attract" -- it's in fact the portion of this that mediates away from [. . .]
Zot

Always found WV to be a very pretty place.
What part you from?

LeeEsq

Welcome, sister at the bar.

A Teacher
+ Jaybird: Most of the purpose of talking about privilege is to create awareness, understanding, and sympathy. Now you’re gaslighting us. I think you might not be wrong [. . .]
Maribou
+ @jaybird That is a serious accusation of doing harm to someone that I don't think applies here. I mean, I get what you were going [. . .]
pillsy
+ In and of itself, "privilege" can't really do much to the privileged, which may go some way to explaining why it remains fashionable. It's a useful [. . .]
Oscar Gordon

Welcome!

Any term that can be used against the Privileged rather than by the Privileged will soon find itself to be considered to be unfashionable.

pillsy
+ Sometimes it means that, and sometimes it means stuff that not everybody has but should have (like confidence that their neighbors won't call the cops [. . .]
greginak

Welcome. Good to have you here.

Chip Daniels
+ @bookdragon And that concept of a private law applying only to a certain segment of society, is about the nut of how it is most [. . .]

Most of the purpose of talking about privilege is to create awareness, understanding, and sympathy.

Now you're gaslighting us.

+ But this is not how the term gets used in discussions about privilege. It refers to many things and not only the thing that you're talking [. . .]
A Teacher
+ bookdragon: Now, the usage of the word has evolved somewhat and even changed in some contexts to the point of meaningan honor or a pleasure, but [. . .]
+ And that's how it gets used in practice, does it? For what it's worth, when we mean what you say in that comment when we talk [. . .]
A Teacher
+ Well, it seems the privilege is many things, perhaps even many multiple things. And it morphs and shifts. Not really.... But I'll try to [. . .]
bookdragon
+ I think this is where I bring up Terry Pratchett's take on it (which I think pre-dates its current popular use). That is that privilege, broken [. . .]
Em Carpenter

Perish the thought!

Dude. It is great to have you aboard.

LeeEsq
+ I think that the political always consumed identity. We are just less aware of how things felt in the past because we are looking at [. . .]
+ Well, it seems the privilege is many things, perhaps even many multiple things. And it morphs and shifts. Is it something that I have but other [. . .]
Anne

Glad to have you here! I have enjoyed your posts and welcome another passionate purple person to the OT.

Aaron David

What, is she from Texas?

PD Shaw

ENV02: "If a solution were possible, it could prompt a government department to commission a study to investigate such possible solutions."

Possibly. Possibly not.

Aaron David
+ Well, first of all @a-teacher we keep the threads open for a month just for cases like this, where we do need to go deeper [. . .]
A Teacher
+ Andrew Donaldson: I think its a worthy conversation and important topic, but in daily application I personally try to the best of my ability to still [. . .]
Mike Dwyer

Welcome!

Oscar Gordon

Oh bloody he...

Fixed.

Thanks @michael-cain

pillsy

Welcome to the hold, Em.

A Teacher
+ Jaybird: Of course you think that. You’re privileged. (That’s how we use the term, right? It’s an “You lose the argument” button, right?) If that's how it's being [. . .]

Of course you think that.

You're privileged.

(That's how we use the term, right? It's an "You lose the argument" button, right?)

Kolohe

Aero1 - of course, if anyone's holding their breath for it, that company fouled up big time.

Aaron David

Welcome to the fold Em.

+ One thing about privilege when used in this context is if we aren't careful, the term itself just becomes another stereotype it was coined to [. . .]
Kazzy
+ I try to use privilege as a noun not an adjective. You can have privilege or not. And you can have it in one context [. . .]
+ The mental health pros would have to help with this one, but where is the distinction of a true "suicide by cop" and person who [. . .]
+ Rare is the person who is privileged in all ways. But that requires us to move past debating the definition and into discussing how [. . .]
A Teacher
+ Aaron David: I think you put your finger on it @Will Truman In the conversation below, it is never asked “who is privileged” or “what is [. . .]

AERO03: Link goes to the same story about sleeping accommodations on the lower deck as AERO02.

+ Yeah, but he didn't have to take 15 innocent people with him. That's what always galls me about those type of cases. (If it is [. . .]
+ I do appreciate your thoughts and having read it. Kazzy raised a good distinction between fair and wrong that really deserves to be fleshed out [. . .]
+ Ironically, the "typical" earthworm people think of (Lumbricius terrestris) is not native to the US and is actually kind of problematic in some northern forests, [. . .]
 
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