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Neoma

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Hey, question from a white person.

I had an interesting argument with a black man on Instagram that doesn't view white people as fully human. I kept trying to chip away at it with no success. He kept using the phrase, "we don't need a white savior." From my understanding the white savior thing is a movie stereotype that shows a white fantasy of saving all the black people during the Jim Crow era when it didn't actually happen, and it gives the impression that black people were passive in their own history. Is there more to it, and why is it being used to discourage white people from saying they're going to try to dismantle white supremacy from within?

I am not opposed to the thought that this guy could have been a white supremacist pretending to be a black guy on Instagram. Totally plausible, honestly the whole conversation could be used as propaganda for them. My question is also: is this seriously a thing?

Neoma's Nonfiction Recommendations.

Haven't been around much because I've been averaging 15 books a month. These are books that I end up recommending a lot.

Are you ready to rumble!

Endurance by Alfred Lansing
A Primate's memoir by Robert Sapolsky
Stiff by Mary Roach
The Men who stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
The Glass Castle by Jennette Walls
Letters and notes on the North American Indians by George Caitlin
Blink by Malcom Gladwell
Banana by Dan Koeppel
Buyology by Martin Lindstrom
China Underground by Zachary Mexico
Favorite Wife by Susan Schmidt
Switching Time by Richard Baer
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
A Rip in Heaven by Jeanine Cummins
Red-tails in Love by Marie Winn
D-Day by Anthony Beevor
Swimming to Antartica by Lynne Cox
Child Star by Shirley Temple Black
Warlord by Carlos D'este
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
Kill Anything that Moves by Nick Turse
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsonin
Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Bartlett
The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein
Confessions of a Tax Collector by Richard Yancey
First they Killed my Father by Loung Ung
Asleep by Molly Caldwell Crosby
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Assata An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Barefoot Bandit by Bob Friel
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Hunger by Roxane Gay
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Dear America by Jose Vargas
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Concussion by Jeanne Laskas
Missoula by Jon Krakauer

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