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17-01-2014, 08:21 AM
White Privlige and Ignoring the Problem
Not talking about racism won't fix the issue.


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17-01-2014, 10:53 AM
RE: White Privlige and Ignoring the Problem
(17-01-2014 08:21 AM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  Not talking about racism won't fix the issue.



I find it interesting that you bring up a potentially inflammatory topic, yet don't share your own opinion about it.

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17-01-2014, 11:10 AM
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My opinion is that white people have to have a hand in fixing racism too. They can't just keep saying racism is bad then stick their heads in the ground when shit hits the fan.
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17-01-2014, 11:12 AM
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The whole "I'm not racist so it's not my problem" bit isn't okay
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17-01-2014, 11:14 AM
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Quite the generalization.

And it's your opinion that "white people" stick their heads in the sand and do nothing to fight racism?

Interesting. Do you have a source that brought you to this conclusion?

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17-01-2014, 11:16 AM
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(17-01-2014 11:12 AM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  The whole "I'm not racist so it's not my problem" bit isn't okay

I agree. You seem to imply that the attitude to which you refer is a mostly "white" attitude. Sorry to make assumptions....am I correct?

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17-01-2014, 11:20 AM (This post was last modified: 17-01-2014 11:23 AM by War Horse.)
RE: White Privlige and Ignoring the Problem
I really dont like getting into these kinds of conversations because they usually are divisive and dont end well.

BUT....

Heres my take on the matter.

I treat everyone the same and with respect to begin with, that means white, black, brown, yellow or grey. Now, if they act like assholes,then I am more than happy to treat them in that fashion, dont go crying about race being the cause. Its a crutch and a cop out for not acting right.

I could go into some reverse discrimination that I've had done to me , but I wont go into that here.
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17-01-2014, 11:23 AM
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My brain can't keep up with the speed she talks. Maybe I'm slow? Half the time I couldn't figure out the point she was trying to make. Whatever.

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17-01-2014, 11:24 AM
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(17-01-2014 11:20 AM)War Horse Wrote:  I really dont like getting into these kinds of conversations because they usually are divisive and dont end well.

BUT....

Heres my take on the matter.

I treat everyone the same and with respect to begin with, that means white, black, brown, yellow or grey. Now, if they act like assholes,then I am more than happy to treat them in that fashion, dont go crying about race being the cause. Its a crutch and a cop out for not acting right.

I could go into some reverse discrimination that I've had done , but I wont go into that here.



Yes. Thank you. Good post.
I am prejudiced against assholes and that's the end of my prejudice.

Racism is a very difficult thing to assess IMHO. Therefore it must be assessed one situation and one individual at a time. Sometimes it is language and culture that creates barriers --- not the individuals. Sometimes it very much IS the individuals.

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17-01-2014, 11:25 AM
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(17-01-2014 11:10 AM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  My opinion is that white people have to have a hand in fixing racism too. They can't just keep saying racism is bad then stick their heads in the ground when shit hits the fan.

I could say the same thin about black people but then everyone would call me a racist....

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