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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 08:39 AM

25. How very arrogant??

I'm not even talking about the DUer using anecdotal information. DU is notoriously clueless when it comes to matters of race.

But, exactly what variables go into an ultimate decision that the US is less racial. I needed a good laugh. Do they include the intimate experiences of a nation of minorities?

Do they include the heartache of sitting your children down to discuss the rules of walking, driving, and breathing while black in America?

Do they include the feelings of a parent looking for the right moment to explain to a biracial child what color they are? Because it matters in the USA.

As for the anecdotes of a well meaning non minority liberal...I tend to find them almost as dangerous as true racists. Because they get to glide in a parallel world of cluelessness.

Our children die daily in the real world...as they ponder and pontificate on whether one country is perceived as less racist than another.

There are non-minorities that make it their life's work to support the just cause of equal rights and social justice. I applaud their effort. I am impressed with their output. But, it will never equate with living the life. If at the end of the day, you can return to a safe world or cocoon in a country with built in privileges that you'll never see, much less acknowledge....including the privilege of assuming that proof of less racism could exist. How utterly ridiculous...

There is no checklist to a life. When I kiss my 8 year old and tuck him in at night or hold him close, the fear I feel inside is real. Quantify that. Where does my anecdote go?

The disgust I have right now, that this academic exercise in judging racism is perceived as credible because someone has "concrete evidence". Seriously???



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