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Wed Aug 16, 2017, 01:39 PM

The White People Who Need Proof of Racism

I will never again fall for the Show-Me-Proof-of-Racism gotcha-request that many white people resort to whenever a black person or another person of color expresses their experience with racism.

You can dig up study after study, research after research, video after video, testimony after testimony, expert after expert, scholar after scholar, scientist after scientist from the most prestigious academic, journalistic, and scientific institutions in the entire world and it won’t matter a single, solitary bit.

Whatever proof you show — whether it is evidence to demonstrate the presence of systemic racism or social racism; implicit racism or explicit racism; conscious racism or unconscious racism — will never be enough. They will employ every move-the-goal-post, bait-and-switch, logical-fallacy, false-equivalence, appeal-to-the-absurd, argumentum-ad-dictionarium, beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt, bar-raising, unrealistic-expectation, persnickety-pseudo-science tactic at their disposal to deny that what you’ve brought forth is solid and correct — or even mildly reasonable. And the gag is that if you don’t bring it forth, they’ll accuse you of being The Real Racist ®. They think this is the perfect no-win situation in which to place you.


They will ask you if you can read the minds of white people. Yes. That’s their favorite one. That’s their standard of proof. The only way you will be able to prove racism to these white folks is if you’re telepathic. And even then, they’d question the accuracy of your telepathic abilities and will request a white telepath to verify your knowledge — and they will only believe the white telepath if they disagree with you and agree with them. Anything to avoid having to confront and admit that racism exists, that they benefit from it, and often participate in and perpetuate it.


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ismnotwasm Aug 2017 OP
bettyellen Aug 2017 #1
ismnotwasm Aug 2017 #5
Doodley Aug 2017 #2
dalton99a Aug 2017 #3
lunasun Aug 2017 #4
world wide wally Aug 2017 #6
ismnotwasm Aug 2017 #7

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 01:40 PM

1. Yes and they do the same w sexism al the time.

 

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 01:50 PM

5. Yup.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 01:44 PM

2. Show me proof of racism? You only have to look at the president.

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The Central Park 5 would be dead now if he had his way.
King of Birtherism, wanting to ban Muslims, calling Mexicans rapists and murderers. These are the arguments I use.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 01:45 PM

3. +1

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 01:46 PM

4. It's alway been like that.Nothing new and really hasn't changed with Trumps escalation.. Still blind

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 01:50 PM

6. Don't even engage them.

Just tell them how stupid they are if they can't see it for themselves and leave it at that

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 02:08 PM

7. Kicking to add

Reverse Racism does not exist.

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