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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Let me ask you this: What percentage of my success is attributed to my white privilege? What percentage is attributed to my male privilege? And what percentage is due to my talent and hard work?

    What sort of solutions would you suggest for offsetting the white male privilege of men like me?
    You wrote previously about watching an upcoming sports game while on the job, so we can rule out hard work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    You wrote previously about watching an upcoming sports game while on the job, so we can rule out hard work.

    Come on. Give me some percentages. Give me some ideas. You really got nothing, huh?
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    50/50/0

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    At my work lots of people listen to music or podcasts. I can log into MLB TV and listen to the game while working, especially when it is just data entry. But some work requires my undivided attention.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
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    So you are saying 100% of my success comes from being male and white?

    I can see how you would feel this way, considering how you were so profoundly discriminated against for being female.
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    I'm just not seeing the talent and the hard work, so I defaulted to the other two options. It seems like the performance bar is pretty low at your job, and you said your fellow grad students had no interest in that job.

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    Yppej:

    I am wondering how close you are to leaving this forum...

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    If you don't like my posts, why did you create a thread just for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
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    What sort of solutions would you suggest for offsetting the white male privilege of men like me?
    We solved this on another thread, well Ldahl did. You pay a tax for your whiteness and your maleness. Rob has to pay it, too. He is white and male. Of course Alan will be paying it because he pays for everything.

    I only have to pay the white tax, and I get a discount because I am old. Ageism ya know, we must offset that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I'm just not seeing the talent and the hard work, so I defaulted to the other two options. It seems like the performance bar is pretty low at your job, and you said your fellow grad students had no interest in that job.
    What do you presume talent and hard work look like?

    My classmates in graduate school did not want the first job I got after graduation, which was strategic research for a labor union. These jobs were plentiful at the time. Librarian jobs were not.

    I was open to doing non-traditional information work and I was geographically flexible. So I got a $34k a year job. 3.5 years later I was up to $59k. I got several merit raises.

    But my classmates wanted to be librarians proper.

    When I finished high school I went to work for about four years. I worked in a factory, a warehouse, in residential construction, in pizza delivery, and a couple other lines of work. Sometimes I worked more than one job and would pick up a class here and there in community college too.

    I had a very hard time in community college and at the university because I was way behind in required reading and deficient in using microsoft office and my public speaking was totally horrible.

    So when I was able to get into University of Toledo at 23 I asked a professor to help me learn to use microsoft office and help me write. He helped me and I thanked him and to this day speak highly of him (even though he is a conservative, haha).

    To make up for being behind in reading I would read voraciously and widely in the summers. I also checked out every documentary in the university's video library. I was watched a dozen a week or more. I need to increase me knowledge and critical thinking skills.

    I managed to finish my BS, though my grade cards were sometimes a mixed bag.

    But I was academically prepared for graduate school. I was awarded the most prestigious fellowship at the University of Alabama in my first year of graduate school. I was subsequently given two graduate assistant positions and an additional scholarship. I finished both my masters' degrees with a perfect 4.0.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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