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  •  Yep (0+ / 0-)

    Totally unwilling to examine your biases.  Yes privilege exists.  Old news.  Maybe someday you'll have a broader understanding

    I am not in the slightest bit defensive.  I am simply opposing racism where it exists.  You should do the same

    Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

    by Mindful Nature on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 11:54:01 PM PDT

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    •  stop dodging and playing (0+ / 0-)

      do you believe that white people are victims of "racism?"

      that will reveal exactly where you stand and the degree of your complicity in a system of colorblind racism and white supremacy. think hard before you answer. just be honest.

      are you a white victimologist?

      •  "Victims"? (0+ / 0-)

        No.  That would hardly be accurate.  Do I think racism nevertheless is expressed? Absolutely

        I like you notion that you wouldn't pitch a fit. You kind of are now.  I'd certainly be interested to see how you would react to an assertion by Glenn Beck or someone that all blacks are morally inferior or something like that.  Hard to imagine you'd be sanguine about it.  Maybe if he said it about Jews or Hispanics you'd be ok with it.  I don't know

        Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

        by Mindful Nature on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 12:12:21 AM PDT

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        •  false equivalence (0+ / 0-)

          again, do you believe that white people are somehow subjected to racism? yes or no. easy answer. stop playing.

          •  I told you (0+ / 0-)

            By a reasonable, common definition, yes.  There are plenty of people who express racist views out there.

            I am sorry I haven't been able to make it clearer to you what this means or how to think about it that makes sense to you.  My failing I suppose.  

            Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

            by Mindful Nature on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:50:28 AM PDT

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        •  and you are being dishonest as well (0+ / 0-)

          we have done this many times. i am frustrated at myself for dealing with your trollish behavior. my hope is that someone will see this, who may be ignorant about white supremacy, and learn about its modern variety by reading your responses.

          Whiteness does not equal all white people; masculinity does not equal all men. Given your supposed deep reading on these topics you would understand that. Social systems are not necessarily comments about individual level behavior. They are however, comments about the aggregated level behavior of individuals.

          Again, are white people subjected to racism? Are you a white victimologist?

          •  I agree with all you just said here (0+ / 0-)

            Truly.  I honestly agree that racists institutions, processes and cultural ideas are ubiquitous and exact a terrible toll in our society and are profoundly unjust.   This is all correct and not controversial

            The point I am trying to make so poorly then comes from the question of how does an individual respond to that?  What is the best and most appropriate response to these facts?  

            I am sorry I have frustrated you

            Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

            by Mindful Nature on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:56:38 AM PDT

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          •  And (0+ / 0-)

            It is only know that I finally figured out what, precisely, my objection is to, which is why it has been soo befuddled up to now.

            Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

            by Mindful Nature on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 08:17:03 AM PDT

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