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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:34 PM

Very interesting article about how Anti-Racist Activism can have a backlash on Interracial Couples

I know I personally look at the idea of "white" domination as more of something that is under the surface culturally and that if you are NOT racist, you don't dig in that toolbox.

Sometimes being white we have learned things unintentionally that need to be unlearned also, but I agree that to assume all other races are "victims" isn't appropriately respectful or helpful.

To acknowledge actual equality is to SEE their power as valid whether everyone else acknowledges it or not.

What do people here think of the article below?

https://www.newsweek.com/how-anti-racist-activism-affects-interracial-couples-like-us-opinion-1599970
Ye Zhang Pogue , researcher of mental health, disparity, and race
On 6/11/21 at 6:04 PM EDT


It's not due to any racist malintent that I worry these crucial gains are being undermined. Quite the opposite in fact. In 2020, American had a great racial awakening, after George Floyd's horrifying murder was caught on tape. More and more people started to confront racism, which was of course a very positive change. Yet as the movement progressed, the necessary correction began to take a troubling turn.

I learned that some activists claim all white people are oppressors, while people of other racial groups are oppressed victims. I learned that they think that a racial power dynamic exists in every interaction between white and nonwhite people, and thus oppression is present in every activity of life. Acknowledging and fighting against white people's oppressive role, I learned, is essential for "anti-racism." And refusing to acknowledge it is "White Fragility."

As the people around me became more deeply mired in this worldview, I wondered, where does interracial marriage belong in these narratives? Why would oppressed persons want to marry oppressors? And if these activists are right, wouldn't we have to conclude that no authentic relationship could exist between white and nonwhite people?

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 06:36 AM

1. Ohhh. I have friends who have been happily married as interracial couple for more than three decade

This view of their and others' interracial marriage is exceedingly sad to me.

I'll just say that stereotyping anything as personal as a marriage and individuals is wrong. That is my view and I'm sticking with it.

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:01 AM

2. Newsweek and the Rise of the Zombie Magazine

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 07:23 AM

3. That sounds like it was written by a someone who feels guilty about their racism

And doesn’t want to change it.

As a white man who’s been married to a black woman for almost a decade, I have been educated several times that my attitudes about race were wrong, and worked on changing them. My wife certainly never treated me as an oppressor. If this is actually happening to couples, they need to change the people they spend time with, but it sounds like a scenario cooked up by a Republican who’s terrified of “woke culture” because he knows he’s a racist and doesn’t want to change.

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