White = minority?

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  1. lucybelle

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    I don't think they will ever be a minority. Numberwise, yes, maybe, but not power-wise.
    In a lot of countries the power lies in the hands of a very small group of people.
     
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    It will also depend on exactly where you live.

    My county is 99.98% white. Even if things changed in the country as a whole, it would take a long time to trickle down to our area.
     
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    Where I live whites are a minority. It's about 75 % Hispanics. It doesn't mean whites are really the minority.
     
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    I am not sure I agree with that. I don't think race has anything to do with power. I think it has everything to do with the socio-economic status of people.
     
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    knitter63, I tend to agree.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Definitely YES .....
     
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    Linguist I keep trying to "Like" your posts. Yes, white people do have power and privilege that is not going away based on numbers. Even poor white people get unasked-for benefits just because they are white.

    Look at this experiment:
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge7i60GuNRg[/yt]
     

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