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Response to Springslips (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 05:14 PM

72. the key to this argument is one word: perception

whether an individual was or was not king of the mountain has nothing to do with the issue, except in a perverse sort of way. the author suggested that members of rw extremist groups have this in common: a perceived sense of entitlement, and a perceived sense of victimization because of cultural changes, e.g., competition from non-whites, and white women in the workforce. so, their perceptions are in fact that they should be kings of the mountain, and that women and minorities have taken their rightful place. white men who are not rw extremists probably do not have those same perceptions.

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