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Title: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Rapunzel on December 28, 2013, 12:01:36 AM
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MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas

27 Dec 2013, 3:40 PM PDT

Center for Social Inclusion President Maya Wiley on MSNBC's "The Cycle's" panel on "white privilege":

video at link

"So, black people more likely need public transportation to get a job and white people want to pay less at the gas station."
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Oceander on December 28, 2013, 12:12:47 AM
What, pray tell, does that have to do with the price of tea in China, as my sainted Grandmother used to say.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: rangerrebew on December 28, 2013, 08:48:35 AM
They forget to mention white people need gas to go to their jobs. :whistle:
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: mountaineer on December 28, 2013, 09:04:22 AM
I've always used public transportation, where available. Maybe I'm black and didn't realize it.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: aligncare on December 28, 2013, 09:14:51 AM
It's always about race at MSNBC. I'm sick to death of it.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: happyg on December 28, 2013, 09:18:58 AM
Many of them get free passes and/or discounts to ride the buses around here. The buses here are subsidized by the city and state, paid for by the taxpayers. What's the problem? Should we make them walk?
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Chieftain on December 28, 2013, 09:26:55 AM
It's always about race at MSNBC. I'm sick to death of it.

Ain't it the truth??  Who else would give Al Sharpton a regular show??  He's the Nation's leading race baiter and if it were not for guys like him we would not have race problems in this country.

I like the new avatar btw....
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: andy58-in-nh on December 28, 2013, 10:10:26 AM
There is no reasoning with people who think like this.

You can try to explain reality until you're blue in the face, and they will still call you names.

I don't even bother any more. I just tell them to enjoy their little fantasy world, for as long as it lasts.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: rangerrebew on December 28, 2013, 10:41:14 AM
Many of them get free passes and/or discounts to ride the buses around here. The buses here are subsidized by the city and state, paid for by the taxpayers. What's the problem? Should we make them walk?

I think they want a weekly stipend for riding the bus; another form of welfare benefits.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: jmyrlefuller on December 28, 2013, 11:16:29 AM
Ms. Wiley would be wise to consider that in many white-dominated rural areas, public transportation is scarce and even nonexistent. Even where you can find it, jobs and shifts are increasingly irregular, making public mass transit impractical.

Cars are very much a necessity in many places if you want decent work.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Lipstick on a Hillary on December 28, 2013, 11:26:32 AM
You really do have to wonder when MSNBC is going to reach its tipping point. The stuff that comes out of that organization just gets more bizarre by the day.  Who listens to this stuff and takes it seriously anymore?
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Chieftain on December 28, 2013, 11:32:22 AM
I think they want a weekly stipend for riding the bus; another form of welfare benefits.

If only that were true.  The fact is that there will never, ever be enough for people who push issues like this.  They demonize cars, push "public transit" for areas that pay little or nothing of the cost, and propose one lamebrained idea after another.

The latest is the push to install "bike sharing" facilities.  It works like this: your City applies for a Federal Grant to buy and install hundreds of bikes and pay as you use them bike racks in the inner City.  After spending millions of public dollars to buy incredibly over-priced equipment specified by some high-salaried "biking expert", in a matter of months or even a few weeks many if not most of the bikes end up stolen or vandalized so badly as to be un-salvagable.  Then of course, you have to spend even more public money to "fix" the problems with the first go-round.

No matter what, it will never be enough....

Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: happyg on December 28, 2013, 11:57:17 AM
These people want demand to be middle-to-upper middle class without the effort. They are the greedy ones, rather than the rich, who at least work for their money.

They are also a mish-mash. Many of them have beautiful homes on the inside, while the exterior is deteriorated, because that is how they keep their welfare. They earn under-the-table money, and if they fix up the outside, welfare authorities might catch on. Metropolitan Housing is complicit, because they do random checks to make sure the owners are keeping up with their properties.

The ones who are trash on the inside and out generally have addiction problems, or are just rotten people. My husband did ankle bracelets for a while, and said some of the stench took his breath away, so he did most of the work outside. It's either that or wear a gas mask.

He also had rentals, and one family moved in the middle of the night, after living there less than two months. They left a mound of trash, including dirty diapers and the like. My husband found out where they moved, and had someone load the trash on dump trucks,  and drop it on his front yard. It took two trips. The guy called the cops. The cops came and asked who the trash belonged to. The guys said, "Me," and the cops gave him 24 hours to get it to the dump. We laughed for days over that. It wasn't funny when I volunteered to clean the house. I had to use a face mask, and putty knife to get food and other debris off the walls.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: olde north church on December 28, 2013, 12:32:40 PM
Ms. Sanger did have her moments of mental clarity.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Cincinnatus on December 28, 2013, 12:42:10 PM
 *bouche*

Ms. Sanger did have her moments of mental clarity.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: mountaineer on December 28, 2013, 12:58:25 PM
Ms. Wiley would be wise to consider that in many white-dominated rural areas, public transportation is scarce and even nonexistent. Even where you can find it, jobs and shifts are increasingly irregular, making public mass transit impractical.

Cars are very much a necessity in many places if you want decent work.
Exactly. There is no public transportation system within 25 miles of my home, and what is there is rather limited.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Oceander on December 28, 2013, 01:45:33 PM
I've always used public transportation, where available. Maybe I'm black and didn't realize it.

:bigsilly:
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: massadvj on December 28, 2013, 01:53:59 PM
The next time I see a black person driving I think I'll roll down my window and tell him he should be riding a bus.  Or maybe I won't.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Oceander on December 28, 2013, 01:57:28 PM
The next time I see a black person driving I think I'll roll down my window and tell him he should be riding a bus.  Or maybe I won't.

Nah, just tell him that he's been mistaken all these years, that he's really white, not black.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: EC on December 28, 2013, 02:05:38 PM
Every time I think things can't get more stupid, MSNBC proves me wrong. It's getting to the stage where I check to make sure it isn't from a satirical site or a late night comedian.

Look, moron. Cities have the best public transport and horrible parking problems. The majority of black people live in cities.

Small towns and rural areas, majority white, have little to no public transport, requiring the use of a personal vehicle.

Two distinctly different circumstances, leading to two distinctly different needs.

And the "white people want cheap gas" thing? What do you think public transport runs on? Unicorn farts?
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: kevindavis on December 28, 2013, 02:09:55 PM
Those morons never read the Boy who Cried Wolf..
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: EC on December 28, 2013, 02:19:12 PM
Those morons never read the Boy who Cried Wolf..

Of course they read it. It's an instruction manual.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Luis Gonzalez on December 28, 2013, 02:31:26 PM
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"So, black people more likely need public transportation to get a job and white people want to pay less at the gas station."

Far be it for me to point out that cheaper gas = cheaper cost of public transportation = more public transportation.

MSNBC commentators never seem to overburden themselves with the idea that proper thought should always precede speech.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Oceander on December 28, 2013, 02:39:42 PM
*  *  *

MSNBC commentators never seem to overburden themselves with the idea that proper thought should always precede speech.

:bigsilly:
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: olde north church on December 28, 2013, 02:54:52 PM
Far be it for me to point out that cheaper gas = cheaper cost of public transportation = more public transportation.

MSNBC commentators never seem to overburden themselves with the idea that proper thought should always precede speech.

Public transportation = government $$$ = doesn't matter what the gas costs, the taxpayer subsidized money tree never runs out.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Luis Gonzalez on December 28, 2013, 03:04:46 PM
Public transportation = government $$$ = doesn't matter what the gas costs, the taxpayer subsidized money tree never runs out.

I don't see a thing wrong with public transportation. I generally tend support taxes that impact my immediate surroundings over Federal taxes.

Local taxes that maintain my parks, my streets, my schools and public transportation are visible proof that my taxes are at work bettering the place where I live.

Federal taxes however, don't give me warm fuzzies.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: Oceander on December 28, 2013, 03:05:20 PM
Public transportation = government $$$ = doesn't matter what the gas costs, the taxpayer subsidized money tree never runs out.

True, but given that public transportation is not going away completely, it's better to have cheap gas rather than expensive gas because it reduces the cost to the taxpayer even if the level of service remains the same.
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: olde north church on December 28, 2013, 03:16:56 PM
True, but given that public transportation is not going away completely, it's better to have cheap gas rather than expensive gas because it reduces the cost to the taxpayer even if the level of service remains the same.

I'm from the sticks, yeah, NJ had them when I grew up.  The nearest "big city", population about 20,000 was about 30 minutes away through back country roads or a state hwy about 15 minutes away then 15 minutes that way.  3 buses per day, morning, noon and night bus.
I'm going to worry about someone walking 5 blocks in a city to get to work?
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: happyg on December 28, 2013, 04:50:39 PM
All the large grocery stores left the inner city because of robberies and trashing of their businesses. There is a Save-a-Lot who has small bars around the doors so the carts won't fit through. You have to carry your groceries to the cars. I don't go there because of the guys who hang around. Other stores have poles on them so they can't leave the store. How can you help people like that?
Title: Re: MSNBC 'White Privilege' Definition: Black People Use Public Transportation, White People Want Cheap Gas
Post by: EC on December 28, 2013, 04:59:25 PM
All the large grocery stores left the inner city because of robberies and trashing of their businesses. There is a Save-a-Lot who has small bars around the doors so the carts won't fit through. You have to carry your groceries to the cars. I don't go there because of the guys who hang around. Other stores have poles on them so they can't leave the store. How can you help people like that?

Often thought there is a market for a warehouse store in inner cities. Don't know if you have them - we have one here called Argos (it deals consumer goods, not food). You fill in a slip from the catalogue, go to the desk and pay - the till contains a small amount of change, all notes immediately are sent to the office - then your order comes down a conveyor and you pick it up and take it out yourself.

They are popular here in high crime areas, because they can't be robbed or shoplifted from, they have heavy security and they are invariably extremely well lit and busy.