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Fri Jul 8, 2016, 02:24 PM

 

Jane Eliott asks: Would you like to be treated like black people?


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Reply Jane Eliott asks: Would you like to be treated like black people? (Original post)
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 OP
xfundy Jul 2016 #1
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 #2
xfundy Jul 2016 #3
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 #4
xfundy Jul 2016 #5
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 #7
rock Jul 2016 #6
underpants Jul 2016 #8

Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:10 PM

1. Brava.

We all see it, yet we don't say anything against it. Why not? We even internalize it sometimes, imagining "they" deserve that treatment based on something "they" did. If we cannot come to the realization that we are all individuals, and work together, we cannot survive as a species, and yes, we are all of the same species.

I've found tears falling from my eyes for the past few days often without actively experiencing emotions. The sadness is all-encompassing, and pervasive. It's reached a point where it's not even top-of-mind, it's a state of being.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:12 PM

2. You are an amazing human being. I wish more people were like you.

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:20 PM

3. Can't tell if you're being sarcastic.

Doesn't change what I feel if you are.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:21 PM

4. Why would you think I was being sarcastic? What you wrote honestly moved me. Why the hostility?

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:27 PM

5. Sorry, it's reached the point in the USA where honest emotion has become suspect

and those who want to hurt others will abuse their emotions to do so. Nothing is off limits.

Forgiveness, please. I guess I'm sensitive after dealing with heartless types.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 06:18 PM

7. No problem at all. We're all in this together and are fighting on the same side.

 

I'm a black woman, so I know all too well about racism and sexism. It needs to stop.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 04:51 PM

6. It chills me to the bone thinking about it

So, no, thanks.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 07:12 PM

8. Was just trying to post this

Thanks.

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