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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-05 08:34 PM
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65. Just like DUers "hate" America, right?
Edited on Sun Jan-02-05 08:39 PM by philosophie_en_rose
The fact is that this country has a long history of white supremacy, slavery, and segregation. White people made "whiteness" an issue and changing our language or being "colorblind" is choosing to be ignorant to the effects of historical, systematic injustice.

Example: Chris Rock likes to use the term "honky." Just like Sherman Helmsley on the Jeffersons. It would be wrong to throw those terms around on the threads here and the humor in the original forms is debatable. However, it can't compare to underfunded inner city schools, employment discrimination, harassment, and so much more.

A different example of the same principle is the written war between freepers and DUers. I'm sure that it's a noble goal to end political divisions, to be "united, not divided." However, the actual implication there is for us to get over "it." It, in this case, is the lying, cheating, murderous administration. In the face of such wrong mindedness, it's not wrong to confront the issues - as unpleasant as it would be for a freeper to be told that their heroes are wrong and their perceptions deficient.

So do I "hate" white people, because I'm concerned about the effects of things that white people have created? No. Does it mean that white people are to blame for everything? Of course not. However, it's sad to think that there are people in the world that equate slights on a website with enslavement of entire peoples.
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