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  •  What you've described, cassandracarolina... (3+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, commonmass, corvo
    I've operated successfully throughout my life and career in "white-male-dominated" venues and am uncomfortable with the idea that everyone I've been hanging out with is an overt (or secret) oppressor.
    "am uncomfortable with the idea that everyone I've been hanging out with is an overt (or secret) oppressor."
    It makes me uncomfortable too. I usually stay out of race diaries...been here too long, seen too much verbal violence.

    Just wanted to say your comment is one of the best I've ever read on the issue.

    Thank you.

    •  Thank you, Annalize5 (3+ / 0-)
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      Annalize5, commonmass, corvo

      I am uncomfortable with gross generalizations on issues of race, gender, age or other things we can't do anything about.

      Many years ago, when I was just starting my career, I worked on a project "managed" by a tyrannical and unethical woman. Among other things, she wanted us to forge data that would be relied upon to develop regulatory standards. She had no regard for anything other than her own advancement. One of my male colleagues remarked "that's why they shouldn't let women manage projects."

      No. That's why this one person running amok needed to be reined in or terminated. Stereotyping masses of people based on the intentional or unintentional malfeasance of individuals is a losing proposition, in real life, and here in the world of anonymous posting.

      Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

      by cassandracarolina on Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:23:08 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you. (2+ / 0-)
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        commonmass, corvo
        Stereotyping masses of people based on the intentional or unintentional malfeasance of individuals is a losing proposition, in real life, and here in the world of anonymous posting.
        Agreed. Unfortunately, when it comes to racial animus on Daily Kos, stereotyping has become so much a part of the fabric of this place as to be almost untenable.

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