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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 11:53 AM

3. It's not the entirety of either group by any means. Small pockets, yes.

Think about it. Some are susceptible to the overwhelming and constant re-enforcement of anti-black messages coming from mainstream culture towards African Americans.

In other words, to cozy up to the larger culture by aping the racism towards African Americans seems advantageous to some. And that happens in other minority groups as well.

Some African Americans feel resentment from being displaced not just by the steering of of Latinx into dominating formerly AA neighborhoods, but by the actual displacement by Latinx as the largest minority group in the country. And that resentment has some irony to it as the larger society allowed undocumented people in to do off-the-books work in construction, lawn maintenance, household domestic work etc., but then turned against them when racist and scheming repug pols like trump saw a wedge issue to use to get elected. It's a been-there-done-that resentment by some AAs who've always been targeted and now see the targeting going towards those who were almost invited in until it became convenient to turn against them.

From either perspective, opportunities were missed by movement leaders of bothe groups to build solidarity among two ethnic groups who would have been stronger in solidarity towards each other than resentment.

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