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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

 

 

To what degree a person espouses white guilt because of something in their past and how much as an "I'm better than you" gambit cannot be determined. However, here is an interesting perspective on "racism":

https://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/opinions/im-black-and-struggle-with-implicit-bias-bailey/index.html


"For many, it is so ubiquitous it’s largely unnoticed, in the same way a fish is so immersed in water it doesn’t realize it’s swimming in it—and that lack of awareness is precisely the problem."


A good point. When one constantly swims in a sea of hatred they no longer are able to recognize it for what it is.

 

You are coming up with great definitions and quotes lately.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

If you aren’t fighting racism, you are de facto promoting it.


And anti-Semitism, Communism, Muslim terrorism, poverty, sexism, Aides, whooping cough, Latin American drug lords, global warming, crime, kiddy porn, domestic violence, anti-Americanism, black on black crime, cake makers who will not make a cake for a gay wedding, and the list goes on.

 

Apparently to be a "good person" you have to spend 25 hours a day "fighting". That leaves no time for loving.

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A long ways to go, much work to be done. I hope someday, at least starting now, if not before, that we can think of others as “people”, and not just think about the color of their skin. 

Not sure what the exact answer is, but it helps to openly discuss, have open minds to learn, and continue to work on a solution for what seems to divide us, because of skin color or race. 

 

Never Forget

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@rk9152 wrote:

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ManicProgressive:   “How can someone who says they’re colorblind—they don’t see race at all, race is not a real thing—be having an obviously visceral experience, shaking, defensive, crying? If it’s nothing, why are you having a reaction to it?”

 

 

Good article.

 

I've noticed that many think they're being clever by pointing to anyone who talks about race as being the real racist. "I'm not concerned with race, so why are you bringing it up? You must be a racist". A good example was constantly calling President Obama a racist for merely mentioning race problems. As far as they're concerned it's a topic they'd like to see buried out of sight and ignored. I suspect they're angry that the days are gone when they could practice racism out in the open without being called out.


You sorta make the point you are resisting in your last statement with the idea that if one does not obsess about race, they must be a "practicing racist".


No, the word "obsess" can't be found in her words.  That's just a diversion to discount and ignore the actual point. Some are quite proficient with the technique.


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Robin DiAngelo is often mentioned on different topics and has made a career out of white guilt. 

 

There is no doubt but that there is racism out there. Sadly, that reality has been used by some as a club to beat on others of a different political ideology - as an example Conservatives have been called racist purely based on their ideology which, in reality, has nothing to do with race - except to those who consider seeing people as people as racist.

 

To what degree a person espouses white guilt because of something in their past and how much as an "I'm better than you" gambit cannot be determined. However, here is an interesting perspective on "racism":

https://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/opinions/im-black-and-struggle-with-implicit-bias-bailey/index.html


Racism has not been "used as a club to beat on others of a different political ideology". It is and should be used as a club to beat on obvious racists.

 

What do you think of these words that Matias said in reference to a student who reacted in the way described: 

 

Matias says. “How can someone who says they’re colorblind—they don’t see race at all, race is not a real thing—be having an obviously visceral experience, shaking, defensive, crying? If it’s nothing, why are you having a reaction to it?”

 

Sure is funny that when racism is mentioned to a racist, they protest louder than non-racists do. A telltale sign.

 


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@Panjandrum wrote:

ManicProgressive:   “How can someone who says they’re colorblind—they don’t see race at all, race is not a real thing—be having an obviously visceral experience, shaking, defensive, crying? If it’s nothing, why are you having a reaction to it?”

 

 

Good article.

 

I've noticed that many think they're being clever by pointing to anyone who talks about race as being the real racist. "I'm not concerned with race, so why are you bringing it up? You must be a racist". A good example was constantly calling President Obama a racist for merely mentioning race problems. As far as they're concerned it's a topic they'd like to see buried out of sight and ignored. I suspect they're angry that the days are gone when they could practice racism out in the open without being called out.


Oh the poor fragile whites....their whiteness just gets in their way....as evidenced here daily.


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@rk9152 wrote:

 

 

To what degree a person espouses white guilt because of something in their past and how much as an "I'm better than you" gambit cannot be determined. However, here is an interesting perspective on "racism":

https://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/opinions/im-black-and-struggle-with-implicit-bias-bailey/index.html


"For many, it is so ubiquitous it’s largely unnoticed, in the same way a fish is so immersed in water it doesn’t realize it’s swimming in it—and that lack of awareness is precisely the problem."


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If you aren’t fighting racism, you are de facto promoting it.

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@Panjandrum wrote:

ManicProgressive:   “How can someone who says they’re colorblind—they don’t see race at all, race is not a real thing—be having an obviously visceral experience, shaking, defensive, crying? If it’s nothing, why are you having a reaction to it?”

 

 

Good article.

 

I've noticed that many think they're being clever by pointing to anyone who talks about race as being the real racist. "I'm not concerned with race, so why are you bringing it up? You must be a racist". A good example was constantly calling President Obama a racist for merely mentioning race problems. As far as they're concerned it's a topic they'd like to see buried out of sight and ignored. I suspect they're angry that the days are gone when they could practice racism out in the open without being called out.


You sorta make the point you are resisting in your last statement with the idea that if one does not obsess about race, they must be a "practicing racist".

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ManicProgressive:   “How can someone who says they’re colorblind—they don’t see race at all, race is not a real thing—be having an obviously visceral experience, shaking, defensive, crying? If it’s nothing, why are you having a reaction to it?”

 

 

Good article.

 

I've noticed that many think they're being clever by pointing to anyone who talks about race as being the real racist. "I'm not concerned with race, so why are you bringing it up? You must be a racist". A good example was constantly calling President Obama a racist for merely mentioning race problems. As far as they're concerned it's a topic they'd like to see buried out of sight and ignored. I suspect they're angry that the days are gone when they could practice racism out in the open without being called out.

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