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Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:29 PM

Civility for What? Playing nice with White Supremacists hasn't worked yet. Try something else.

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Civility for What?
Playing nice with White Supremacists hasn’t worked yet. Try something else.
[link:https://newsone.com/3813827/civility-for-what/|



Civility serves our current political climate as much as using the proper fork at dinner helps to eradicate global hunger. Manners and hospitality may be effective in building a bridge between neighbors squabbling over a parking spot, but mean less than nothing when it comes to holding members of the Trump administration accountable for their wrongdoing. To demand civility from people of color is particularly despicable, considering that our experiences in the United States are defined largely by the extent to which we have been denied anything resembling kindness or understanding.

Where do Black people go to be treated with civility when they step outside of the confines of their own communities? For those of us who are female, queer, trans, non-Christian, non-binary…it can be elusive even there. What is the value of civility to a Mexican woman who has had her infant daughter or teenaged son stripped from her hands because she is beholden to a broken system of immigrant labor/abuse that the United States relies upon and shuns all at once?


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Reply Civility for What? Playing nice with White Supremacists hasn't worked yet. Try something else. (Original post)
tulipsandroses Jun 27 OP
Sophia4 Jun 27 #1
tulipsandroses Jun 27 #2
muriel_volestrangler Jun 28 #3

Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:32 PM

1. Members of the Black community need to vote in larger numbers than they have in

the past, at least than they did in 2016.

It is a good article, but nothing will change until Black voters show up in larger percentages than they have in the polls.

I remember the 2008 election of Barack Obama. Black voters showed up, and we got Barack Obama. That proves the power of Black voters. Trump won by small margins in many states. Black and Hispanic voters showing up in larger numbers than they did would have made a big difference in some of those states.

The article shows that at this time you cannot count on White voters. That's all there is to it. Here in California, there is no problem. But in presidential elections, our California votes are not counted as equal to those of people in most other states -- especially less populated states.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:41 PM

2. I'm going to be Civil and ask that you read the article posted first, and then comment

In order to make your comment relevant to this thread.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 11:06 AM

3. Locking - this does not fit the Statement of Purpose for this forum

"Get help from your fellow DU members and share tips about DU, in a positive, supportive environment."

Please repost in General Discussion. Thanks.

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