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A New Kind of Racism?
The New York Times ^ | JAN. 9, 2014 | MASHA GESSEN

Posted on 01/10/2014 10:23:58 AM PST by Rich21IE

"The day after that conversation, my 12-year-old daughter took her toddler brother to a playground, only to return very soon and very shaken. This park is Harlem in miniature. There are two playgrounds, less than 300 yards apart, an old basic one and a new shiny one. In the new playground, well-dressed toddlers of different races, most of them minded by dark-skinned nannies, played together. At the old one, a few black kids played while their older siblings kept reluctant watch. A couple of drunken men loitered nearby. Apparently, one of them had lashed out at my daughter, calling her a “white bitch.” He then collected his kids from the playground, making it clear this was done on her account. “Isn’t this racism?” she asked me, shocked. Somehow, my model, which denied the possibility of racism directed against the majority, could not account for the power dynamics involved in being a child being berated by an adult."

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bullying; liberalism; mentaldisorder; misogyny; namecalling; nyettimes; playground; racism
Interesting how convoluted Liberal's thinking becomes once they are subjected to African racism towards whites.
1 posted on 01/10/2014 10:23:58 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: Rich21IE

COEXIST


2 posted on 01/10/2014 10:25:36 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: Rich21IE

I’m not believing a 12-year-old took her baby brother to play on a crummy old playground when there’s a new one available ... unless she was angry about being made to take her brother to the playground and wanted an excuse to come home immediately.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 10:27:37 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Rich21IE

“A new kind”?

Lady, this has been going on for ages. Aside from the attitudes and criminality, what about the misnomers “affirmative action” and “diversity” as disguises for racism against the “majority”

And towards Asians in admissions and higher skilled jobs?


4 posted on 01/10/2014 10:31:50 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: Rich21IE

Why is this author surprised?

This is exactly the kind of thing starting to happen in public schools isn’t it?


5 posted on 01/10/2014 10:32:33 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Tax-chick

To tell the truth, I really don’t believe anything in this article.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 10:33:08 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Tax-chick

My guess, liberal parent sent the kid there.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 10:35:22 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Rich21IE
Blacks are more racist than Whites

~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can't Say In America

8 posted on 01/10/2014 10:36:35 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: A_Former_Democrat; All

exactly...

my dad was NYPD for 23 years...17 years on the job, after he had been a detective for 5 years, he took the sergeants exam...he was passed over for people who had half the job experience and got half the score on the exam...why? because he was white...

back then they didn’t call it racism- it was “affirmative” action (against whitey of course)...


9 posted on 01/10/2014 10:39:39 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Tax-chick

My guess is that all the swings and slides were taken in the new playground, but you could use the old playground without having to wait for a turn. It was emptier, for good reason, but the daughter didn’t realize it.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 10:42:32 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Old Sarge

“Blacks are more racist than Whites
~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can’t Say In America”

He’s wrong....I’ve been saying it since the 80s. And why wouldn’t they be? They are taught all their lives that not only is it alright for Blacks to be racist, it is good for Blacks to be racist.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 10:43:40 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Rich21IE

Reading the short version of Masha Gessen’s autobiography in her column, I cannot help but think she spends a great deal of her time looking for something, anything that can and will offend her. My guess is, if the local blacks had not said something to her daughter, she would have kept looking until she made sure someone else did.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 10:44:58 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: freedomson

That’s my guess, too.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 10:46:33 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: freedomson
To tell the truth, I really don’t believe anything in this article.

Nor do I. Hardly a nuclear family.

found myself emigrating again — this time to escape the Kremlin’s anti-gay campaign...........All of our three children stand apart from the crowd because they are being raised by lesbians.

I call BS on the whole thing. Except the part that reveals faggots are involved. I don't doubt that.

14 posted on 01/10/2014 10:53:35 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Around the time of the Rochester, NY riots, Councilman Adam McFadden, told the ‘majority’ that they should just get used to it. It’s been going on for generations and recently has gone mainstream.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 10:56:10 AM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Rich21IE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1-FCYPRbQ4&list=UUFDlhK80EdO28R-iGTXiGaw


16 posted on 01/10/2014 11:07:57 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: JoeDetweiler
They are taught all their lives that not only is it alright for Blacks to be racist, it is good for Blacks to be racist.

So, where is he wrong?

17 posted on 01/10/2014 11:14:16 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Rich21IE
Good Lord this woman's clueless.

Harlem is going to be an "enriching" experience for her daughter.

18 posted on 01/10/2014 11:14:47 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Rich21IE

Hey, Masha, welcome to reality. Not so long ago I was called a white bitch for pointing out to a black woman that her kid slammed their car door into mine.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 11:16:04 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Rich21IE

For the most part, White liberals have created this environment. I love hearing these kids of stories.

REAP IT!


20 posted on 01/10/2014 11:23:07 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Old Sarge

Oh....only in that we can’t say it.....


21 posted on 01/10/2014 11:27:13 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: CatherineofAragon

My wife taught at a community college for about 12 years. Most all the racial tension and attitude came from black women. Some regarded any attempt to correct their class performance as racism, often throwing a tantrum.

One woman,causing a loud ruckus in the halls was approached and told to quiet down or she would be expelled. She replied, “Who are you to talk to me that way, Bitch! —”I’m the Dean of Education here” was the reply and the woman was expelled from college.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 11:29:53 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Rich21IE

Get used to it! The biggest racists are 0bama’s and holder’s people.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 11:30:50 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

If you’re white, you’re going to be abused by it,
and the authorities/government not only won’t do anything about it,

they’ll protect the abusers from you defending yourself.

That’s what we have coming.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 11:36:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

abused FOR it


25 posted on 01/10/2014 11:37:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: DeFault User

I don’t doubt you. There was quite a bit of that hair-trigger behavior among many black girls at my high school.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 11:44:20 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Cicero

Maybe. Could be the old playground was closest. No way a 12-year-old is going to drag a toddler an additional 300 yards (per the article) just so he’s got decent equipment to play on. That would defeat the purpose of getting him to want to return home as quickly as possible.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 12:32:36 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Racism is racism. There is no “new kind” of racism. Racism is the belief that status is determined by one’s race, nothing more, nothing less. The ramifications may be benign or they can be malign but they stem from that one simple attitude.


28 posted on 01/10/2014 12:42:57 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Rich21IE
Somehow, my model, which denied the possibility of racism directed against the majority, could not account for the power dynamics involved ...

How clueless is this guy? Another liberal who has been mugged.

29 posted on 01/10/2014 1:27:41 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: CatherineofAragon

That post brings back memories, of a sort. In my high school, in the 70’s, the black girls had a different kind of hair trigger. They’d nest razor blades in their afros, then they’d slap an unprepared white girl, and when she retaliated by grabbing the assailant’s hair, well, you can guess the result.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 1:28:42 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Rich21IE
We neighborhood-shopped and chose Harlem

Hmm. I'm detecting mistake #1.

31 posted on 01/10/2014 2:01:19 PM PST by opus86
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To: opus86

how do carefully select a place to live and choose Harlem??

What kind of crazy criteria did they use??


32 posted on 01/10/2014 2:02:12 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Exactly. If they had a realtor it wasn’t a very smart one.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 2:05:57 PM PST by opus86
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To: freedomson
To tell the truth, I really don’t believe anything in this article.

Oh come on now, it's written by a leftist lesbian. They never lie.

34 posted on 01/10/2014 2:06:53 PM PST by opus86
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To: Rich21IE
The irony, which ought to get pointed out more often, is that it is RACIST to claim that minorities are INCAPABLE of RACISM. Simply emphasize the word "INCAPABLE" to make the point.

The idea that only the majority are ABLE to commit acts of racism, is a way of holding that group out as being superior, and therefore more accountABLE for their actions. It is a way of saying that this other group, these minorities are NOT ABLE to be held up to the same standards of behavior. It is in this way that a smug, racists, liberal majority sends out their message that they consider minorities to be inferior, and therefore LESS ABLE to act upon the same moral standards as the rest of us.
35 posted on 01/10/2014 2:55:59 PM PST by zencycler
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To: arthurus

That is a way low benchmark....held by much of the world


36 posted on 01/11/2014 6:34:10 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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