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Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:40 PM

I noticed something today...

There are some posters who only post and get passionate about threads where a POC, especially someone Black, is being treated differently due to white privilege.
The question is... Why are they so eager to deny racism and white privilege? Why does that seem to be almost their sole reason for participating? It's infuriating.

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Reply I noticed something today... (Original post)
Turin_C3PO Aug 2016 OP
Warpy Aug 2016 #1
MrScorpio Aug 2016 #2
lib87 Aug 2016 #3
Starry Messenger Aug 2016 #4
BlueMTexpat Aug 2016 #5
The Polack MSgt Aug 2016 #6
OneGrassRoot Aug 2016 #7

Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:53 PM

1. Remember the hullabaloo over Rev. Wright's sermon in 2008?

He gave a barn burner of a Jeremiad that held up a great mirror to a lot of white folks in this country who went around congratulating themselves for moving to a post racial society, having evicted the racism demon from their souls. That mirror did a bang up job of showing them where their privilege still was and they didn't like it one bit, so they blamed the mirror.

A lot of white folks out there really have worked hard to eliminate racism from their thinking, but all the poison absorbed in childhood is damned hard to evict and white privilege is a stubborn thing to recognize because only its loss will make it visible to many people.

I have seen progress in my lifetime, but it's damnably slow progress. That's what happens when you have to change the thinking of a large population. It will eventually happen but I won't live to see it. You might not, either.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:28 PM

2. You noticed that too, didn't you?

It's pretty obvious.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:47 PM

3. You Know Why

Gotta center the discussion on their feelings. "I'm tired of labels!"

And then they attempt to play victim in white privilege/racism discussions.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 09:11 PM

4. I think you answered your own question.

Obvious, aren't they?

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 02:13 AM

5. +1!

There are still a LOT of trolls on DU. Unfortunately.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 20, 2016, 08:56 PM

6. The trolls are annoying

But the folks who are persistently- aggressively- oblivious are more than annoying.
They're depressing

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 10:07 AM

7. ^^ It is depressing...

The whole alt-right vibe is more pervasive than ever, especially now that Breitbart is basically running a presidential campaign.

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