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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:15 PM

28. There's always been a high degree of both racism and misogyny in this country....

I remember hearing: "She asked for it!" comments about rape victims as far back as I can remember.

The sexual revolution, the gains made by women and minorities....and of course the election of a black president....have aggravated the older, white males holding those views.

Part of it is the loss of a supposed 'superior' status. Remember, the biggest racists and sexists are usually lower class males; they're aware of their low status and need someone, anyone, to feel superior to. On another level, it may be a symptom of Alvin Toffler's Future Shock, an inability to cope with a changing world.

By the way, this is written by an old, white guy.
  • I'm so old I fart dust.
  • If I were any whiter, I'd glow in the dark,
  • and I'm really angry; but, it's at the Republicans and what they're trying to do to my country!

It's just that I'm changing and....I hope....growing as the world changes around me.

The young people coming up are much more open. They're much less likely to be prejudiced against women, minorities or gays.

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