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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:35 PM

14. I just read a post in bravenak's thread, which exemplifies what I'm talking about.

In the poster's mind, the article is proof that The Nation of Islam has taken over DU and the article is suggesting that white people shouldn't talk about racism. Meanwhile, I'm wondering how anyone who actually read the article can think Mr. Bailey's piece even remotely suggests such things.

Bailey isn't calling anyone a racist, nor is he suggesting that POC are accusing Sanders or his supporters of racism. Not a single accusation of racism is made. Yet that's how articles such as his get interpreted. It's very unfortunate. So, I was hoping to encourage people to view the matter in a new light.

Be receptive, not defensive. Understand that a coalition that reflects the Democratic Party electorate is your best hope for bringing about systemic change. Understand that patience is required, even though it's undeniable that people are suffering right here and now (nobody knows that better than POC). Understand that incremental change can eventually result in seismic shifts. Understand that change starts at the bottom (local level) and roils upward.

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