Skip to comments.It can be hard to see racism if you’re white
Posted on 01/30/2012 2:29:07 PM PST by YankeeReb
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I’m not talking in the mind of the liberal. I’m talking in the reality that is Planet Earth. Racism *does* cut both ways. It’s just that liberals see it going one way and people on this thread see it going the other way. But in reality, it goes both ways. That’s my point. It’s easy to skate circles around what I’m saying and do rhetorical dances but the fact remains is that *some* people of all colors and ideological stripes do *sometimes* judge people by other than the content of their character. Believe it, don’t believe it, but that’s the way it is.
The mind of the liberal cannot be dismissed if we are having a discussion about reality. The REALITY is that liberals, who have a lot of power in this country, and effect the lives of all of us with that power, view racism as existing only on the part of whites. To discount this is folly. As for the "others" of whom you speak, I have had NO discussion with anyone, either on FR or in my daily life, who discounts the existence of racism towards minorities. I do not believe there are people on FR who have made any statement whereby they deny the existence of racism.
As for the “others” of whom you speak, I have had NO discussion with anyone, either on FR or in my daily life, who discounts the existence of racism towards minorities. I do not believe there are people on FR who have made any statement whereby they deny the existence of racism.
OF COURSE liberals do what liberals do. NO argument whatsoever. And no argument that you’ve made no such statements. But the gist of this thread, at least it seems to me, is to try to make things all one way. Just because affirmative action is discrimination by another name, and just because people call racism when it’s not there does not then imply that white on black racism doesn’t exist. That’s my only point. You seem to have no problem with that statement. I’m not sure that that’s true of everyone on FR. But then again, maybe I’m wrong.
The irony at least for me is that all the naysayers have essentially proven the original premise of the article correct - the same article which they tried so hard to refute!
Respectfully, from my perspective, you’ve read way too much into comments others have made on this thread. Simply because others here have spoken only to one side of the issue does not mean they do not believe racism exists towards Blacks, Hispanics, etc. I guess, in order for one to be sure of this, one would need to ask each responder on this thread if they believe racism towards Blacks, etc is real or not. A lack of acknowledgement regarding White on Black racism on this thread, IMO, does not mean a person believes it doesn’t exist.
Fair enough. Nice debating with you - I hope our paths cross again. And thanks to you and your son/daughter for your service.