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Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:07 PM

Response to a White Progressive who thought my post discriminated against Whites, REALLY?

I get a lot of emails from my readers. I am posting this email with my response because it's an important issue and while I empathize with this White Progressive, we need the converse more so just based on proportionality. Tell me what you think.

https://egbertowillies.com/2018/11/26/white-progressive-discriminated/

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Reply Response to a White Progressive who thought my post discriminated against Whites, REALLY? (Original post)
egbertowillies Nov 26 OP
SWBTATTReg Nov 26 #1
Caliman73 Nov 26 #2
egbertowillies Nov 26 #3
Adrahil Nov 26 #4
egbertowillies Nov 26 #6
JonLP24 Nov 26 #8
Adrahil Nov 26 #9
egbertowillies Nov 26 #13
Adrahil Nov 26 #15
cwydro Nov 26 #14
zipplewrath Nov 26 #7
egbertowillies Nov 26 #10
zipplewrath Nov 26 #11
Codeine Nov 26 #12
hedda_foil Nov 26 #5

Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:17 PM

1. Good write up on your part. Really good and to the point too. Take care. NT

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:26 PM

2. Race is always a very difficult subject.

As you said, there are factors that can cloud the discussion, most likely economics, but you can't really separate discussion of economic justice from racial equality. Bob Johnson may have more in common with Trump than with other Black Americans, but unless someone knows exactly who Bob Johnson is, the first thing we see about him is that he is Black, and for some, including Trump, that is all they need to know about him to dismiss his humanity.

The worst thing about the discussion is that for people who do not have to consider race, it is a situation that is both strange and uncomfortable. As a man, I have to acknowledge that I have privilege, the society is set up mostly in my favor, and I have to choose to go against that privilege. Sometimes I do not want to. I can see how White people would be reticent to do so, especially if they do not feel they have received any special advantages from their skin color.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:29 PM

3. You get it and are an important part of the solution.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 01:30 PM

4. Man, I like your stuff, but...

I detest that you post teasers here and then link to your site where you make money from ads.

IMO, it's a bit distasteful. I'd be more inclined to click and make you a few pennies if I didn't feel so worked.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 02:10 PM

6. I am sorry you feel that way. Sometimes I try to put a more

complete thought in the lede. But the idea is if it interests one. My one concern with your statement is our Progressives at this site have no problem tagging to opinion pieces to other sites. Am I doing anything differently in your opinion? I make sure to give my left-wing perspective making it substantive, IMHO.

I am not sure why my link is distasteful and the ones to the huge corporations, NYTimes, Post, and other rags aren't.

Thanks for your kudos on liking my posts. That does mean a lot.

Egberto

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Response to egbertowillies (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 02:17 PM

8. I appreciate you letting us know about your site

I visited it I really like the AOC Cuomo video you posted there.

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Response to egbertowillies (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 02:22 PM

9. Well it's YOUR site your linking to, right?

It seems a little too much like personal promotion for financial gain. If I link to an opinion piece, I'm not making any money off of it.

I would feel the same way if someone representing the NYT or WaPo was coming here to promote their websites.

But it's a personal opinion. The sites owners seem to be okay with it, so I guess go for it.

And I guess to be fair, your site doesn't have a paywall, just advertisers.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 05:35 PM

13. Just so no one believe I am some sort of freeloader. I am a paid subscriber and

I advertise this site on my blog and radio shows to let people know this space exists.

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Response to egbertowillies (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 05:56 PM

15. Yup, I see that! Thanks! And like I said, I agree with you quite a lot. NT

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 05:47 PM

14. Thank you. nt

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 02:12 PM

7. +1

Although I'm not as impressed with "his stuff" because some of it is basically reposts of other peoples "stuff".

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 02:24 PM

10. Actually sir, I write the vast majority of my stuff. If Reich or

others that I have permission to repost does an article of interest I do repost for my audience.

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Response to egbertowillies (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 02:26 PM

11. About other peoples work

You write about other peoples work alot.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2018, 02:37 PM

12. Careful. I've gotten multiple hides

for making the same point.

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