Why are Whites So Defensive Discussing Racism

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Look  we in Cuba had black people before anyone here had seen one. I believe that the manner in which the Americans disregarding of race had dealt with this issue is one of the problem that we have today regarding racism.

RK  you put an example of an event for blacks only I can tell you that this event would have never happened in Cuba, or even conceived. 
There was and I do believe that still is, Cubans are Cubans disregarding or race or ethnicity.  Here they are not.

They are African American, Cuban Americans, Chinese Americans. and everything  else under the sun.

People are differentiated from the get go. and any of you don't understands as to why racism exists here?

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Part of the problem is that what you see as "defensiveness" or "frailty" is actually an effort to bring realism into the discussion. 

 

One element is the feeling on the part of some that anyone who does not agree with them must be racists. Why? Well, because they just know that they are good and honorable people so those others must be racists or Nazis or fascists or sexists or homophobes or deplorables or ignorant country bumpkins or adorers with an idol and a hero or ignobelers or maybe even bitter clingers.

 

Then there is the issue of definition. As an example  - is a "black only" event racist? - is an issue they are unwilling or unable to confront honestly so they hide behind insults.

 

Then there is the fact that one side of the political spectrum sees division as a political tool and do whatever they can to promote it even going to the extreme of calling Mexico and Islam races.

 

And there is more. But, for the purposes of this topic that should provide food for thought and it is time for me to think about food for belly.

 

 

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So why are some whites so defensive about discussing racism in America?  As can be seen here, several are extremely defensive discussing the topic, attacking those who do wish to discuss the subject and solutions; working diligently and/or timelessly to get the topic shut-down; complaining the topic is raised, or "kept-going", attacking any suggestions for improving this self-created issue.

 

I just can't imagine any "good-American" that believes in equality, would not want us, as Americans, to just ignore an issue that 94% of Americans believed was a "problem".  Could it be some are just "frail"?  Maybe its.....

 

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Once again, you've hit the nail on the head!!!!

 

Just as some people with certain medical conditions are defensive when discussion of those medical conditions ensue; so are some people who feign sensitivity to the subject of RACISM.

 

That's because they are afflicted with the disease of RACISM and are at a loss on how to cure themselves..

 

Just look at the board recently...... anti-Muslim memes; users self identifying that they harbor a RACIST philosophy; and multiple other examples.

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So why are some whites so defensive about discussing racism in America?  As can be seen here, several are extremely defensive discussing the topic, attacking those who do wish to discuss the subject and solutions; working diligently and/or timelessly to get the topic shut-down; complaining the topic is raised, or "kept-going", attacking any suggestions for improving this self-created issue.

 

I just can't imagine any "good-American" that believes in equality, would not want us, as Americans, to just ignore an issue that 94% of Americans believed was a "problem".  Could it be some are just "frail"?  Maybe its.....

 

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