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Igel

(35,566 posts)
5. That's often the case.
Thu Nov 22, 2018, 04:16 PM
Nov 2018

When you can't do what you want and decide you need your own safe space, the last thing you want is to have your oppressors there. We understand that when it suits us.

Otherwise, the oppressed tend to make very good oppressors. We like to say that without power you can't really be racist (because racism is structural), but if you're bigoted and then get power, it's unlikely you'd suddenly say, "Ah, my days of being bigoted are over" and actually follow through on them.

Hence, the Puritans.

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