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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:44 AM

The charge of racism is not, shockingly, about how white people feel. It's about what they do.




Quibbling over whether a powerful man *is*, in his heart, racist or sexist says a lot about our priorities. The charge of racism is not, shockingly, about how white people feel. Itís about what they do.
Trump enacts racist policies and makes racist statements. Thatís racism.


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Reply The charge of racism is not, shockingly, about how white people feel. It's about what they do. (Original post)
Soph0571 Jul 31 OP
Loki Liesmith Jul 31 #1
PJMcK Jul 31 #3
brush Jul 31 #4
Soph0571 Jul 31 #5
Captain Zero Jul 31 #2

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:50 AM

1. No, historically this is incorrect

And Iím not surprised itís Laurie Penny making the point.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:33 AM

3. Kindly explain your point

Thanks, in advance.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:52 AM

4. Explain pls. Racist actions certainly do more harm than feelings.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:55 AM

5. It is not incorrect and what is the problem you have with Laurie Penny?

Is is an incredibly clever and articulate 21st century seeker of truth... problem with that?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:52 AM

2. this is what being 'civil' is all about.

If everyone is expected to ACT with decency and respect toward all others then pretty soon the attitudes line up with the behaviors due to natural tendency to avoid cognitive dissonance. Expectations for civil behaviors and actions first can produce changed thought and feelings, which is why Trump is so dangerous because he normalizes bad behavior. And now we have a snow-balling effect occurring with the MAGAts.

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