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Why Are White People So Touchy About Being Called Racist?
ChangeLab ^ | July 3, 2013 | Scot Nakagawa

Posted on 07/07/2013 1:02:54 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

I’ve often pondered the question, why are white people so touchy about being called out for racism?

I know some of you will say that racism is much more than the hurtful prejudice of a marginal few. Agreed. Racism is also inherited structural and political inequity by race resulting in persistent poverty, health disparities, and deficits of opportunity in communities of color. And as with all kinds of oppression, racism is ultimately kept in place by violence and the threat of violence (think in terms of lynchings, cross-burnings, KKK raids, etc. throughout our history). Simple prejudice seems pretty minor by comparison.

However, the powerful effect of white people’s touchiness on this subject should not to be underestimated. In fact, I think it goes hand in hand with the threat of violence in perpetuating racism.

For instance, racial inequality nowadays relies more heavily on the intimidation and violence of the war on drugs and immigration enforcement than on the terrorism of vigilante groups. But, racist immigration and drug enforcement policies are founded on the widespread popularity of racial stereotypes that falsely criminalize black men as the source of the illegal drug problem in the U.S., and immigrants of color as drains on our economy. In other words, ordinary prejudice is as much a part of the oppressive equation for communities of color as violence and intimidation, and the fact that these ordinary forms of prejudice are expressed through major public institutions is possible because we deny that these stereotypes are grounded in prejudice at all.

We need to marginalize ordinary racist stereotypes and behavior, and this starts with calling racism out, even when those guilty of it get touchy because they are unable to recognize their acts as racist.

But, why so touchy?

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1 posted on 07/07/2013 1:02:54 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I don’t care if I’m called racist or not. Its a meaningless word.


2 posted on 07/07/2013 1:03:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Because we’re not, and we’re sick and tired of the false accusations from the REAL racists.


3 posted on 07/07/2013 1:05:32 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Doesn’t bother me. It’s been such an overtly used term, it has pretty much been regulated to the “Boy who cried wolf” story and classification.

If someone hears the term anymore, it means they must be on the target and on the right track.


4 posted on 07/07/2013 1:06:41 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Admitting to being “rassiss” will get you out of jury duty!


5 posted on 07/07/2013 1:06:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Cymbaline

By the way, the question itself is racist.


6 posted on 07/07/2013 1:07:04 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Ask Paula Deen


7 posted on 07/07/2013 1:07:10 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They’re not. They’re tired of the race card being used.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 1:07:29 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“My name is Paul Weston, and I am a racist”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2kKnzW4d8w

Well worth the 7 minutes.


9 posted on 07/07/2013 1:07:41 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Why are black people so touchy about being called a n****er?


10 posted on 07/07/2013 1:07:42 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: WKUHilltopper

It means you’ve just won an argument.


11 posted on 07/07/2013 1:07:54 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Aw geez, who gives a crap? Maybe us white folks is tired of hearing the same ole shit ad nauseum. Yawn.


12 posted on 07/07/2013 1:09:30 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Ping for later...


13 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:04 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It’s really simple: 60% of U.S. citizens are multiracial. How can we be racists?

Accusing others of racism is a simple defense mechanism to prevent facing reality of certain behaviors exhibited by those in a group with which you associate.


14 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:28 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Tell Scot that I fart in his general direction.

5.56mm

15 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:31 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: cripplecreek

That is how I am with the whole thing. I just don’t care.


16 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:33 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Smart. First piss whites off by falsely calling us “racist”, then continue the fantasy by telling low info voters what our next step should be. Accept that we’re “less than human” and we’ll never be anything but racists. What was never true to begin with has gone full circle.


17 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:38 PM PDT by albie
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Doesn’t bother me a bit.


18 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Because the term is used for the purpose of extortion against a minority that thrives as victims.


19 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:54 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I got into it in 2011 with an old Harvard Law grad, former judge, real pompous lefty jerk.

Maybe after 30 seconds, in which I explained Obama’s impeachable offenses, he called me a racist.

Instead of shutting up, I laughed at him, ridiculed his Harvard degree, how his daddy wasted the money . . . real fun.

20 posted on 07/07/2013 1:11:15 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Now, why would Scot Nakagawa be worried one way or the other? Would it be conferring racial advantage upon himself at the expense of someone else? Why, I do believe it is. Self-interest. Perfectly fine and even regarded as somehow noble, among all but white people.

Maybe that has something to do with it, Scot. It’s tantamount to ethic teabagging.


21 posted on 07/07/2013 1:12:15 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I know that I'm racist. I notice the color of someone’s skin, and most of the time have a preconceived notion of what they are like. I try not to though, but it is hard. And obviously once I get to know them that goes away.
22 posted on 07/07/2013 1:12:16 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree completely.....there are far more black racist(proportionately)than white....this includes almost all of the so called black leadership. From Collin Powell to Al Sharpton the racist term is thrown about just to end the discussion or their actions lay truth to their words!!!!!!!


23 posted on 07/07/2013 1:12:20 PM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: cripplecreek

Doesn’t bother me a bit.

Lets put some numbers to it. When it come to racism, 1 being a Yankee white guilt priest and 10 being Jeremiah Wright , where are you?

I am about a 5, I suppose.
Obama is a 10. His wife a 10.

So who is the most racist??

It aint me son.


24 posted on 07/07/2013 1:12:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
.... I think this kinda sums it up quite nicely ....

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25 posted on 07/07/2013 1:13:38 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: CodeToad

Why are black people so touchy about being called a n****er?


Come on, I really hate libs, too, but this is just juvenile and stupid and just as damaging as 0bummer’s race separation...

Moderator, please moderate this...with an eraser.


26 posted on 07/07/2013 1:15:32 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.” ~ Voltaire)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Can’t say ‘niggardly’ either, can we?!


27 posted on 07/07/2013 1:17:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It means the liberal has lost the argument.

If you are intellectually bankrupt and unable to make an intelligent argument for your position, then you play the race card, in hopes of disarming your opponent.

My response is to the effect:

“It is the racist who pigeon holes a group of people as being incapable of making it, without the government’s help.”

“It is the racist who condemns legal immigrants to slave wages, by promoting amnesty for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.”


28 posted on 07/07/2013 1:17:11 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Jacquerie

Here in Hollywood, I sometimes get into an argument with idiotic white liberals and their liberal white guilt.

the best part is when I bring one of my closest friends, a right-wing Filipino guy, and he blasts these idiots. I try to take a quick pic with my smartphone the look on their faces, but the more they get pissed off.


29 posted on 07/07/2013 1:17:55 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: CincyRichieRich

30 posted on 07/07/2013 1:18:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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31 posted on 07/07/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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32 posted on 07/07/2013 1:20:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
racism is ultimately kept in place by violence and the threat of violence

True, but now what passes for racism is kept in the forefront by implied threats of violence or personal & financial retaliation by "aggrieved" minorities, promoted by the usual race-hustlers and complicit Media...

33 posted on 07/07/2013 1:21:24 PM PDT by mikrofon (Rasist BUMP)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

34 posted on 07/07/2013 1:21:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Toespi

My reaction is immediate and aggressive. Attack back. “Racist” is the worst insult on the street. They win when you boast of black friend, relatives and good works.


35 posted on 07/07/2013 1:21:56 PM PDT by Broker (Obama, the devils fart.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

36 posted on 07/07/2013 1:23:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: max americana
My inspiration is an English professor friend in the CA university system. He's thoroughly conservative and dukes it out with radicals every day. His stories would be hilarious if they weren't so sad; so many young minds have been polluted in K-12.
37 posted on 07/07/2013 1:23:26 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Racist” is one of those emotion-laden terms that have cropped up in the language, used to frighten or intimidate people, or label them unfairly.

“Racist.” You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


38 posted on 07/07/2013 1:23:38 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Why are some so touchy about the N-word?

Why are some so touchy about the NFL Washington Redskins?


39 posted on 07/07/2013 1:23:40 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Why can’t non-whites function in society without using race as a crutch?


40 posted on 07/07/2013 1:23:43 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Pantload of leftist gobbly gook.

It is not about genuine “racism”, it’s about a political weapon to be used against anyone that doesn’t toe the fascist left party line. No more complex than that.

It’s meaningless otherwise. The dirty little secret that no one has the nads to say out loud is that you can dislike anyone you want to dislike, for any petty or irrational reason that you want to use, skin color included. As long as you leave them alone, inflict no harm on them, it’s your business. If you don’t like short, fat women with red hair, that’s your business if you leave them alone and basically mind your own business.


41 posted on 07/07/2013 1:23:44 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Jacquerie

I loved your story! Ridicule is the best way to call them on it!


42 posted on 07/07/2013 1:24:59 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

43 posted on 07/07/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I resent that, that is my Mothers maiden name! But I’ll get over it!
James K Polk shortenend his name from the family name!


44 posted on 07/07/2013 1:25:38 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Why do racists ask, “Why Are White People So Touchy About Being Called Racist?”?


45 posted on 07/07/2013 1:26:13 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
To the author of the article and his peeps I say.

Get a job and produce something with your lives you saggin...

46 posted on 07/07/2013 1:26:14 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Spik


47 posted on 07/07/2013 1:26:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Why Are White People So Touchy About Being Called Racist?

Why Are Negro People So Touchy About Being Called Negro?

48 posted on 07/07/2013 1:27:48 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

49 posted on 07/07/2013 1:28:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cripplecreek

I used to care but I got vaccinated. The GOP needs to get the same shot and stop being cowed by the progressives everytime the word racist gets thown around.


50 posted on 07/07/2013 1:28:27 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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