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bravenak

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The louder he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons

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Hi!!!

I remember you saying this!!!!

Terrorists. I will add it to my list of slurs against BLM. Thanks.

I know what color they are because they said what color they were.

They were mad at the young women for calling out Seattle for white supremacy. If they were not white, why the anger? Next, I was voting for Bernie, until a self described fan sent me hate mail to my home. That shows the culture within his movement. I felt unsafe with his group after that, had to go to my storage and arm myself. I have never felt like going to pull my rifle out of storage before. But I have children and stalking me to my home is very out of the ordinary. Next, the amount of white posters who felt it was their duty to bring down BLM, they were all from Bernie's side. Plus, white folks calling me racist while they are the beneficiaries of white supremacy? If they believe that they'll believe anything. If I called just one of them a racist in such nasty descriptive and bald terms, they would still be posting ops about it. I said 'white ass crowds', and they went balistic, but they can call me race baiter, racist, race nagger, Stockholm syndrome victim, etc, and see nothing wrong with the double standard. So, why? Why not? I know I won't get hate mail from Hillary supporters, I know they don't call me names or describe they entirety of the AA population as stockholm syndrome victims. I know that.

I know that telling Bernie fans what they are doing wrong merits harassment. I know what they did to John Lewis' facebook page, schooling him on civil rights. I know many have white privilege and use it and use it and then some use it against me by force of numbers ganging up.

Nobody cares enough about the fact that hundreds to thousands of blacks have complained by blogging, tweeting, tweeting Sanders, telling his fans to please leave them alone about Dr King, black folks know our history better than them. There is such disfunction and a complete unwillingness to address it other than to say, 'it's just the internet!!' But it isn't. It happens in person too. By mail. Via email. Nobody will do anything about it, so please tell me why the heck black folks should join a revolution that treats us like THAT?

I know what you mean about Paula.

I prefer my southern racist to my northern or western racist. It's in your face with southerns, you know where you stand. That insidious stuff is worse. You know what it is, they know what it is, but it is couched in mealy mouthed language and pretenses of humor.

I just like to know that a leader tries to be inclusive and have diversity without having to be forced into it or forced to even notice you exist and have needs. I know a Hillary admin will have women, blacks, hispanics, asians, arabs, pacific islanders, native americans, etc, all people who deserve a chance to prove their abilities and achieve positions of prominence to provide good role model for children AND adults in their own cultural communities.

He cannot organize his people. The atmosphere is bad.

He refuses to discuss it. It shows how he handles the concerns of blacks. I literally think somebody would have to interrupt him several time and shut down events to even get him to say boo about it. What policy can he get through congress? NONE
So how is he going to get any policy through? REVOLUTION
That's the plan. MILLIONS IN THE STREETS
yeah right

It can never hurt you as much as it hurts them. Realize that.

You cannot compete with black women in the oppression olympics without looking terrible if you are basing it off of the adversity of someone not you. Not only do we have black children, we have black husbands and mothers and fathers and cousins and uncles and our OWN PERSONAL experience to use as fount of knowlegde. Lacking that, one lacks the experience in dealing with the day to day minutia of being marginalized in every facet of ones life.

None of 'you white folks' know internally what it is like to live in black skin with the history of our nation diplayed in ways that are horrifying that white folks just cannot notice and do not internalize or process in the same way.

Barring actual experience, the correct thing to do is to defer to those with experience in dealing with ths horrible affliction on what it is really like. Attempting to instruct the recipients of racism on how much you know, or trying to prove you know as much as they is a shallow and completely false reading of the situation, our society and our culture. You cannot know what you do not know and you will not learn if you think you already know.

If you understand, I'd suggest dropping the abrasiveness and demanding that strong black women leave 'your' thread and insulting them with terms like 'race baiter'. I tend to place those who find themselves completely comfortable with addressing black women as race baiters for discussing the pressing and deadly issue of racism as far far far to the right of me on the racial and social justice scale. I understand that I am much farther to the Left of you on this issue, but the terms you used in referring to me at one time were only used by rightwingers but have somehow since summer found itself comfortably nestled in the american progressive lexicon. This is a sad thing. I think you'd be horrified if when discussing palestinian liberation I said to you 'get out of here, you are the worst race baiter ever'. Strange to see white progressives call blak women race baiters for discussing issues of black lives mattering. Very sad.
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