I get it but I am just burnt out being exposed to it for 25 years. I too want respect and I tend to want folks to LIKE me. I tend to react to situations that I can not "win" with a passive-aggressive remark. I am good at it since I too tend to be hyper-vigilant about being embarrassed and humiliated.
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"And this, my friends, is what white privilege is all about. The ability to threaten others, to engage in violent and incendiary rhetoric without consequence, to be viewed as patriotic and normal no matter what you do, and never to be feared and despised as people of color would be, if they tried to get away with half the shit we do, on a daily basis."
How about when as a kid you were busted with beer in the car, would you lose your chance for college getting caught as a white guy in Lower Merion?? How bout Overbrook??
Face it whites and African-Americans live in 2 America's as was articulated Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders or Kerner Report as released on February 29th 1968. It came up with the basic finding that
"Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal."This report with amazing prescience saw what was happening and what caused the present state of race relations in the United States. We continue to live with many of the socio-economic problems in 2013.
Of course, there is the blow back from those who dismiss that past and present racism and discrimination is the cause of the economic condition of African-Americans. The basis of most of their objections is to focus on the "black family". In 1965 The Negro Family: The Case For National Action (the 1965 Moynihan Report)
This report gave those (mostly Conservative Republicans) the intellectual heft to argue their Daniel Patrick Moynihan. This is the basis of "Welfare Reform" that was passed in 1996 and signed by DEMOCRATIC President Bill Clinton. This law made folks think that the "welfare problem" was solved. Well, after 25 years, it just ain't so. (That is another blog report for another Friday morning.) Here is a citation from Wikipedia
Moynihan argued that the rise in single-mother families was not due to a lack of jobs but rather to a destructive vein in ghetto culture that could be traced back to slavery and Jim Crow discrimination. Though black sociologist E. Franklin Frazier had already introduced the idea in the 1930s, Moynihan’s argument defied conventional social-science wisdom. As he wrote later, “The work began in the most orthodox setting, the U.S. Department of Labor, to establish at some level of statistical conciseness what ‘everyone knew’: that economic conditions determine social conditions. Whereupon, it turned out that what everyone knew was evidently not so.”This was controversial back in 1965 and still resonates today June 28th 2013. Here is a random blog page I dug up this morning. Here is another web page I found that sums up some white attitudes about "ghetto culture". This gives white racism and white privilege room to play and excuse us for dismissing African-Americans as somehow innately inferior. Y'all know what I am sayin YO!
I have wanted to write out my thoughts and I thank you for your indulgence!!
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I sometimes feel like I am just tied up in a large mental know or pretzel but who said life was easy even for this spaztic white male?? Oh right folks have....
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