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La Lioness Priyanka

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Name: Priyanka
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Hometown: NYC
Home country: United States
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 12:35 PM
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This whole narrative of white people losing power and white people mourning makes me nervous

Firstly, it's an inaccurate portrayal especially of white men, since they are not really losing power at all. Look at upper management, prestigious careers in private industry and government, salaries etc and by all metrics white men still have substantial power.

The issue of losing power as a group is psychologically threatening to a lot of people and so this narrative makes me a bit uncomfortable. The rise in hate groups since Obama has taken power has been astronomical and in many ways, I fear for minorities, women and LGBT people because of this narrative of loss.

I don't mean to be a negative nelly or insinuate that most white men are particularly bothered by this narrative, I just fear for the ones that do find this very meaningful. I wish there was a less threatening way of celebrating increasing diversity, instead of framing this as a loss of power for white men.

Anyway, this is my two cents. I am off to finish my schoolwork now

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:17 PM (7 replies)
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