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Iowa legislator lectures white people on their “privilege”


This news story was published on December 28, 2015.
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Iowa Representative Marti Anderson

Iowa Representative Marti Anderson

DES MOINES – An Iowa Democratic legislator offered a lecture for people with white skin Monday night, saying that “white privilege exists and it doesn’t make you a bad person”, among other nuggets.

Iowa Representative Marti Anderson of Des Moines seemed to be speaking to the state’s white population – which makes up 92% or so of all the state’s residents – as she tried to explain how the phenomenon known as “white privilege” works:

Food for Thought: White privilege exists and it doesn’t make you a bad person or mean you are lazy. It isn’t a silver spoon. You still have to do the hard work to get where you are. It’s just that your path has far less obstructions. People want to deny they have a privilege because that feels like it diminishes the grit and sweat of their work to succeed. It doesn’t. The success is earned. Just be aware that for every step a privileged white person had to climb, a person of color had to climb a set of stairs that were missing some steps. A social effort, like affirmative action, COMBAT a disadvantage, it doesn’t CREATE an advantage.

Do you agree with Anderson’s analysis of the racial path to success?

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13 Responses to Iowa legislator lectures white people on their “privilege”

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    Burger King Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    It takes a bleeding heart moron to think white privlage exists. Affirmative action gives privlages to non whites.

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    Seventhson Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I wonder if Democrat Marti Anderson would ever admit to knowing of any fully qualified “White Privilege” folks finding themselves at a disadvantage because of Affirmative Action. In effect, missing out on a job because they were white.
    This comment from another site is worth repeating: “The sad reality is that Democrats keep buying votes with government programs and people are now dependent on that money.” Yes, it is sad, and true.

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      rukidding Reply Report comment

      December 30, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      I disagree with the statement Democrats are buying votes with government programs. How is this any different then the Republicans giving corporations millions in tax breaks That’s buying votes.Many corporations don’t pay any US tax. And the record proves we give more money in tax breaks to corporations and the super rich then we spend on welfare.

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        Seventhson Reply Report comment

        December 31, 2015 at 8:05 am

        At least 88% of voters receiving some kind of assistance via a Federal program will vote Democrat. Yes, voting cycle after cycle, they are bought and paid for.

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    rukidding Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Usually its the Republicans saying stupid crap just goes to show you both parties have their share of idiots. Doesn’t matter what color your skin is you must work for what you get and nobody deserves a free pass.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    This lady is an idiot…. Is she a democrat?

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      Don't be a Democrat Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      These bleeding hearts are ruining this country.

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        LVS Reply Report comment

        December 30, 2015 at 7:48 am

        There are a lot of the Libraterd cry baby’s on here anymore. Their ringleader is a idiot who goes by the dumb azz name Sammy. he has a few butt buddy’s that are freeloaders just like him. They are all for free everything as long as they are not the ones paying. All members of the Dumb AZZ Club.

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Microaggression is the new buzz term. Phrases such as working toward the American Dream, you can achieve anything through hard work, It’s American Privilege and it’s there for any American who wants to reach out and grab it are now considered to be aggression towards the underprivileged in our country. Good grief.

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    Frank Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Marti Anderson is an idiot. There is no such thing as “White Privilege”. It’s American Privilege and it’s there for any American who wants to reach out and grab it.

    Liberals are such morons.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Whitey in the private sector is pretty well precevied as a SECOND CLASS CITIZEN – and that fat demorat that commented otherwise is out of touch with whites in America or for that matter the rest of the WORLD. !