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Response to onpatrol98 (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:38 PM

30. Girl, I got CHILLS reading this

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.


Yes, yes!!!!!

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

Our children die as large numbers of these folks actually PINE away for the glory days of the 1950s when the hard won rights that we've only recently gotten and are still fighting for would be completely obliterated. And these same folks wonder why so many people of color don't really see all that much difference between white liberals and white conservatives and why we don't clamor for the heads of the "1%" as much as they do. From where I sit, it's not just the 1% that could give less than a shit about me and my family.

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?

Thank you.

DU is somehow finding ways to be even more stupidly clueless about issues of race than they have in the past. And considering the Banner of Racial Cluelessness that blankets this site at even the best of times, that is truly saying something.

Between this foolishness, the revolting co-opting of all things MLK, in the past week I had an absolutely absurd conversation with a white poster who saw absolutely nothing untoward about TELLING me that it's perfectly acceptable for white people to use the N word -- even at black people -- if they grew up in a predominantly black environment. Even after telling her that I was black and grew up in a predominantly black environment myself, this person still insisted that I was wrong. There simply are no words to calmly discuss things with people like this and I don't have the patience to find them even if they did exist.

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