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So you’re at a party, andsomeone says something ignorant. And while you know that they’re in the wrong, and that you could totally engage them and win if you were a bit more prepared, your words escape you. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we’ve compiled a series of handy reference guides with the most common arguments — and your counter-arguments — for all of the hot-button issues of the day. This week’s topic: How to argue that white privilege exists.

Common Argument #1: I grew up poor, and I've had plenty of struggles. I never felt privileged.

Your Response: Sometimes, when a person is confronted with white privilege, they hear it as 'you're a privileged white person.' This is an easy mistake to make, but it's a crucial misinterpretation. White privilege doesn't entail that you've necessarily lived a life of luxury and serenity — that would more accurately be a conversation about class privilege. White privilege, rather, is about the benefits and boosts, obvious and opaque, that society affords you simply as a function of your whiteness.

Common Argument #2: I have several black friends who're better off than me.

Your Response: Admitting to one's own white privilege doesn't mean your life must be easier overall than that of every person of color. Some people will rake in the big bucks, some people will find love, some people will live in happy homes, and some won't, regardless of race.

White privilege is about the things that no single person can change about how society views race — not a person of color, nor a well-meaning white person. Look at it this way: your black friend might have their dream job, earn twice your annual income, have a spouse, children, and a lavish home. But that doesn't mean they won't be eyed warily when out walking at night, because those kinds of prejudices aren't about context, they're about color. They're more privileged than you in countless ways, sure, but white privilege is one thing you have that they never will.

Common Argument #3: But I live my life by the principles of equality and non-racism.

Your Response: Good intentions, while appreciated, can't in and of themselves overcome a 200+ year American history of anti-black racism, to say nothing of racism against Asian, Latino, and other populations. Just because I'm a liberal, anti-racist white man doesn't mean I'm not reaping the benefits of white privilege. Both the ones that exist as present, modern-day phenomenons — like a job application being more likely overlooked if it has a 'black' name attached — and the ones that are rooted in our nation's history of slavery.

Common Argument #4: Well, I never owned slaves.

Your Response: But the leg-up persists. Even setting aside the incredible boost early America received from millions of entirely unpaid, uncared for slaves — and those back wages are still unpaid, by the way — consider what decades of enslavement and subsequent racist oppression means for a community. Basically, to use a popular metaphor, you got a head-start in a race, and you've been leading for years, while black Americans are trying to catch up with their shoelaces tied together. That's why programs like affirmative action exist, and moreover, why they're a moral necessity.

Common Argument #5: I tried asking a black friend to explain privilege to me once, and they seemed annoyed. It was a real turn-off.

Your Response: While I definitely can't speak definitively for people of color, I will say this: I've seen many socially conscious black activists and users on social media voice fatigue with how frequently they're viewed as an information desk for curious white people, expected to talk about painful racial inequities whenever called upon.

I'm certainly not denying that it's nice to give somebody a warm reception when they express a desire to learn, but here's the thing: there are plenty of ways to learn about white privilege without asking the person who lacks it to explain it to you. For starters, you can hit up the ol' search engine and see what you turn up. If you looking for a start, Peggy McIntosh's 'White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack' is an oft-cited and very informative read.

Common Argument #6: Look, we're all on the same side here, so it hurts for you to be calling me racist.

Your Response: First of all, when somebody says you have white privilege, they aren't calling you a racist. Rather, they're saying that you benefit from societal and historical racism. It's why I can get pulled over and escape a ticket with a polite smile and an earnest-sounding apology. It's why I can smoke marijuana, in public even, with little fear of reprisal. It's why I don't have to worry about people assuming, without having truly met me, that I'm angry, lazy, threatening, or a criminal malcontent. That doesn't mean I'm a racist, it just means that I'm awash in the same, centuries-old systems of white supremacy as everyone else. The only way to really get this one wrong is to deny that white privilege exists.

About the hurt feelings, though — you should consider how painful and/or exhausting it is for people of color to be asked to explain privilege, and to so often get defensiveness and bitterness when they make the effort. I've never seen this illustrated more vividly than during a painfully awkward recent interview between Imani Gandy (of RH Reality Check and This Week In Blackness) and left-wing radio host Nicole Sandler — a simple attempt at an adult conversation about white privilege, ostensibly with a progressive ally, that descended into sneering, hurt feelings and willful ignorance in a flash. In short, just because you might feel uncomfortable with your own privilege doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Common Argument #7: Well, what do you want me to do? I can't change any of this.

Your Response: This is the good part! The answer is simple when you're starting out: just recognize it. Think about white privilege, and how it impacts your life. Think about how easily and freely you move through the world, safe from the same racist suspicions that people of color face, often daily. Maybe look over the demographic breakdowns from New York City's 'stop and frisk' policy, and consider what difference a little white privilege can make. When someone asks you to 'check your privilege,' that's all they're saying — think about how your whiteness impacts your perspective, and consider whether you might be missing something. Listen. Learn.

Nobody expects that you're going to single-handedly demolish the edifice of white privilege in America. That demands an enormous social transformation, and it can't happen in ignorance. If all of us can soberly, calmly recognize and understand our own privilege, we'll creep ever closer to that day.

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We’ve been getting reports from a lot of players that they are now getting the annoying fatal DirectX error whenever they try to play COD Black Ops Cold War. In this guide, we’ll show you the reasons why this error happens and what are the best ways to fix it.

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What are the reasons for DirectX error on Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War?

DirectX is software protocol in Windows that allows a game to talk directly to a hardware component such as a video card. This “direct” communication is needed by developers so that games are optimized and runs smoothly on a Windows machine.

Sometimes, gaming errors may occur because a computer does not have the right DirectX configuration or setup. If you are getting a DirectX error when playing Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War, there are multiple factors that you need to consider.

Below is a list of possible reasons for your problem:

Game is running an older DirectX version.

If your PC is using DirectX 11 instead of DirectX 12, you may encounter performance or crashing issues for newer Call Of Duty games like Modern Warfare, Warzone, or Black Ops Cold War. The preferred DirecX version for Black Ops Cold War is DirecX 12 so be sure to use that.

Random game error.

Some players have reported that Black Ops Cold War game crashes randomly on them but then the DirectX error has since disappeared. Because modern games like this Black Ops Cold War are extremely complex, some computers may encounter bugs from time to time with it.

If you encountered a DirectX error previously, it’s possible that it may be nothing at all and may had been fixed by the latest update you installed.

Outdated graphics card drivers.

One of the common reasons for poor game performance, crashes, or DirectX issues on many games is old or outdated graphics card drivers. Unlike other drivers, your computer’s GPU require regular updates, especially if you plan on playing newly-released games.

If your graphics drivers are old, your PC may not work properly when a new game is running.

Corrupted game files.

Fatal errors like DirectX-related ones can sometimes be caused by bad game files. Like regular files, game files may be damaged due to several factors. If you can’t seem to get rid of your COD Black Ops Cold War DirectX error at this time, consider using the Scan and Repair option to fix possible bad files.

If Scan and Repair won’t help in fixing your issue, you can also try the more drastic option of deleting and reinstalling the game.

Third party programs.

A small number of gamers may players may encounter DirectX errors because of third party application that runs together with the game. If you have other programs running while playing COD Black Ops Cold War, try using the process of elimination to know which of them is the cause of the DirectX error.

How to fix COD Black Ops Cold War DirectX error

If you keep getting a DirectX error in Call Of Duty: BOCW, these are the solutions that you must do:

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Update the game.

Updating the game should be automatic, especially if play online, but if you haven’t installed any update for Black Ops Cold War lately, make sure that you manually check for updates before you do any troubleshooting.

Reboot your PC.

Another simple thing that you can do is to ensure that you refresh the system. To do that, just shut the PC down for 30 seconds. Afterwards, start it back up, run the game, and see if the issue returns.

Check COD Black Ops Cold War system requirements.

For those playing COD Black Ops Cold War on older machines, make sure that you verify if your PC can handle the game’s minimum system requirements. Below are the minimum system specs that you must have:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1803 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent.
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950.
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Bear in mind that this game is graphics heavy so be sure that your graphics card is capable of running it to avoid performance and DirectX issues. The suggested graphics cards are Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950. If you are using a weaker video card, it can be the reason for your problem.

If you plan on playing this game in higher settings, you want to make sure that you meet the recommended system requirements.

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1660 Super 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system

Make sure that you’re using the Discrete GPU.

If your machine has two graphics cards, make sure that you are using the discrete GPU or dedicated graphics card and not the built-in, CPU-based video card.

If your laptop or PC is using the weaker built-in one, the game may not run or may perform badly.

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Here’s an example of steps on what you need to do if you have an NVIDIA discrete GPU:

  1. Go to your desktop.
  2. Right click on a blank space on the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
  3. On the left pane, select Manage 3D Settings.
  4. Click on Program Settings tab.
  5. Click on Add button.
  6. Find FIFA 21 on the list of applications and click it.
  7. At the bottom, click on Add Selected Program.

Update GPU drivers.

As stated previously above, keeping your GPU drivers updated is very important. Make sure that you manually check if there’s any drivers that you are yet to install right now.

Use any of these links to update your graphics card:


Use DirectX11.

COD Black Ops Cold War is designed to run with DirectX12 but some players say they were able to fix their DirectX error by using the older DirectX11.

If you haven’t tried this solution, follow these steps:

  1. Open the (Blizzard application).
  2. Select the Call of Duty: BOCW game in the left panel (Below PARTNER GAMES).
  3. Click on OPTIONS (middle of the screen, COG/GEAR icon).
  4. Select Game Settings.
  6. In the box, enter -D3D11
  7. Click Done button at the bottom.
  8. Run the game again and see if the problem returns.

Use Scan and Repair.

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To fix possible corrupted game files, you can go back to client again and use the Scan and Repair option. Here’s how:

  1. Open the (Blizzard application).
  2. Select the Call of Duty: BOCW game in the left panel (Below PARTNER GAMES).
  3. Click on OPTIONS (middle of the screen, COG/GEAR icon).
  4. Click on Scan and Repair.
  5. Click on Begin Scan.

Reinstall the game.

If your Black Ops Cold War game still continues to show the DirectX error at this time, your final option is to delete the game from the system and do a fresh install.

Keep in mind that your game campaign progress may restart but the rest of your online achievements and other stuff will not be deleted. Once the game is reinstalled, simply log back in to your account.

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