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Response to seveneyes (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 10:06 PM

28. How about just *eliminating disadvantage*?

 

I realize this is going to be a rhetorical point, but it's a good one: how would an average ordinary white person feel if he were subjected to being pulled over for no good reason, or targeted by a racist hate group and nothing is done to help them, etc.?

My point is, to the uninitiated, it often gives off the impression that we want to make them suffer the problems that People of Color do sometimes face on a daily basis, that we want them to be brought down to their level. For goodness sakes, that's not what we want! At all! We want NOBODY to have to worry about being arrested for a bullshit reason, or worrying about being murdered by a racist asshole just because they aren't certain skin tone. All we want is for People of Color to be able to have the same quality of life that white folks do, which means leveling UP the playing field.

But that's not the impression that many people get, and that's part of the problem.

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