Race relations

.44 Associate

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I haven't given much thought to black people. I always just figured they were like everyone else, so I took them - like everyone else - as I found them, and assumed that's what normal people did.

Turns out that makes me a racist. Apparently I'm supposed to think of them differently, or recognize their unique experience, or understand that my view is irretrievably tainted by my white privilege, or some other damn thing I don't understand.

A few years back the #metoo idiocy got so far out of hand that I realized it was a bad idea to ever be alone with a woman to whom I am not related. I'm starting to feel like the same may now be true of black people. This doesn't seem like progress.
 
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Magnum

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There is only one human race.
We're all members.
Only racists disagree with that.
This.

If someone thinks a person should be treated differently (better or worse) because of the color of their skin, they're a racist. Pretty simple concept . but to the insane people, if you're white you should bow down and be forever in debt for the sins of our great great grandfathers (but my family never owned slaves and didn't come to the US until the turn of the century) . the people who want to divide us are the same people who lost the last civil war, democrats .
 

Alexx1401

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This.

If someone thinks a person should be treated differently (better or worse) because of the color of their skin, they're a racist. Pretty simple concept . but to the insane people, if you're white you should bow down and be forever in debt for the sins of our great great grandfathers (but my family never owned slaves and didn't come to the US until the turn of the century) . the people who want to divide us are the same people who lost the last civil war, democrats .
When Obama was elected twice, by White people, I tried to tell those who thought we were finally "there" that they had not seen anything yet. I was even more on the mark than I dreamed. Ever since a white, corrupt, female lost the election EVERY white person who does not bend the knee to the liberals is a "racist"
 

Magnum

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When Obama was elected twice, by White people, I tried to tell those who thought we were finally "there" that they had not seen anything yet. I was even more on the mark than I dreamed. Ever since a white, corrupt, female lost the election EVERY white person who does not bend the knee to the liberals is a "racist"
Amen
 

.44 Associate

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I'm honestly concerned that all this nonsense is turning me into an actual racist. As per the opening post, I always have thought of blacks as the same as everyone else. Now when I encounter one (in my admittedly Lilly white neighborhood) I wonder if he is thinking of me as his enemy, or if he considers himself a victim of my whiteness, or any of the other nonsense that is going around.

I won't argue too strongly if a black person tells me that institutional racism is real. I have real doubts that, if it is, the current climate is a step in the right direction.
 
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