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Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:09 AM

Once again: Race is a social construct

There is nothing natural, biological, divine, and even physically real other than the color of skin about "race" and even that has limits... the black race, the asian race, and the white race.

Social constructs, we have power over them. We can ignore them. We can tinker with them. We can expand them. We can destroy them, obliterate them completely. We can also let them control us... as white nationalists and the angry white/right wing people we're seeing under Trump are being controlled by. But it's something we let happen!

When we're seeing these people all but declare an unqualified white man is somehow "better" than an eminently qualified non-white person, when violence by white people is seen as somehow more acceptable than violence by immigrants, when white people "deserve their welfare" but non-white people are all lazy junkies, etc. You know what that is? That is being controlled by the social construct rather than controlling the social construct.

We need to control this social construct; this white nationalism, this angry white/right wing male syndrome needs to be called what it is... weakness.

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