Re: Vicious Racism

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 13:27:33 MDT

Loree Thomas wrote:
> --- Brian D Williams <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > In the attempt to correct past and current issues
> > about race,
> > otherwise well meaning individuals have created new
> > ones as any
> > white male can tell you.
> You know... this one has always bugged me. I used to
> be a white male.

You used to be one? Is there a surgical procedure you can get to be

> I was married to a phillipino female.
> She was the major bread winner, I worked part time at
> minimum wage jobs and took care of the house and kids.
> When the kids were all in school I went back to school
> and got an AA in computer info systems.
> I went to work for the same company (different
> office)as my spouse, doing the same job she'd been
> doing for 5 years(Network Admin) at a higher pay (with
> no experience.)
> 2 years later I was promoted over her to a regional
> position.
> As a white male I heard about reverse discrimination,
> but I never experienced it. I heard about the
> institutionalization of discrimination against white
> males, but it had zero impact on my life.
> Instead, I enjoyed white male privilege... in every
> social, school and work setting, I was automatically
> accorded more respect than women or ethnic minorities
> (even by the minorities themselves) simply because I
> was a white male.

Gee, Loree, I don't know your wife at all, so I can't make any
pronouncements, but do you think possibly it may be because you are a
better thinker/worker than she was in the job? How did your and her
evaluations compare?

Did you notice any changes when you became not a white male?

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