Video: Caucasian Sun TV hosts explain white privilege to a Muslim

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      Check out this priceless video, which comes courtesy of the Broadbent Institute's Press Progress division.

      It features a bunch of white Sun TV commentators ganging up on Muslim Tarek Fatah over the existence of white privilege.

      Fatah probably had the best line when he said that 40 percent of the cab drivers should be white.

      "Are we blind to the fact that 80 percent of jobs are never advertised?" Fatah then asked.

      After you watch the segment above, you'll understand why Sun TV is often called FOX News North.

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      Greg Robinson

      Oct 11, 2014 at 1:50pm

      I simply could not watch it right to the end! I'll assume it doesn't suddenly take a sharp turn towards redemption somewhere past the 3/4 mark.

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      Jordan W

      Oct 15, 2014 at 3:59pm

      This pretty much sums up how I feel about the attitude in Vancouver. I've suffered it (along with other coloured workers) in my years of employment in the federal government until finally being chosen for lay offs, which less qualified and temporary workers, but who were all white, got to keep their jobs. Nobody with colour makes it to executive positions.

      And not to mention, when I talk about issues with the Canadian system, invariably I have comments telling me to "go back to China" despite being born in Canada, just because I have yellow skin. Vancouver...

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      Max

      Oct 15, 2014 at 5:23pm

      Yawn. “White Privilege.”

      Just one more in a long list of liberal abstractions that cannot be realized or explained, but yet, is supposed to be all around us pervading our lives twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

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      Marcus

      Mar 5, 2015 at 9:13am

      If you are white, it seems your right to be treated with respect and get the benefit of doubt from anyone you meet. But as a person of colour, I really appreciate people who gave me those virtues. And for a long time I could not put a name to it. Now I know what it is.
      Example
      Few years ago a store charged me for extra jeans I clearly told the clerk I wasn't buying. As soon as I paid and got the receipt, I noticed she had made a mistake and pointed that to her. She was kind of new and called her boss (this is a big store) but the boss told me to grab something else and they wouldn't refund my money. When I refused, the called the mall security on me. I tried to explain to them to no help.
      Or at school (studying nursing) and when my white friend tells me she had made the same mistake during practise and told by the same instructor to fix it for next time but I was given a failing grad.
      I hope We will all have the same privilege someday.

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