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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 04:18 AM

Who are we, really?

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Reply Who are we, really? (Original post)
MrScorpio Mar 2016 OP
xfundy Mar 2016 #1
Coolest Ranger Mar 2016 #2
YoungDemCA Mar 2016 #11
Scuba Mar 2016 #3
ismnotwasm Mar 2016 #4
Digital Puppy Mar 2016 #5
kwassa Mar 2016 #6
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #8
brer cat Mar 2016 #7
Kind of Blue Mar 2016 #9
YoungDemCA Mar 2016 #10
OneGrassRoot Mar 2016 #17
Quayblue Mar 2016 #12
Number23 Mar 2016 #14
Quayblue Mar 2016 #15
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #16
wildeyed Mar 2016 #18
Number23 Mar 2016 #13

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 05:45 AM

1. Excellent point.

I never noticed it before. Thanks.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 07:35 AM

2. When the victims are white

we all rally to them. When it's us, we get a mixed reaction if none at all.

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Response to Coolest Ranger (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:51 PM

11. +1

 

Well said.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:22 AM

3. K&R

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:46 AM

4. K&R

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:12 AM

5. Yup.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 10:16 AM

6. Millions have died in the eastern Congo ....

in the wars between militia groups and the civilian population, probably the biggest human catastrophe of the last 30 years, with very little world attention or press.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 02:28 PM

8. You tell no lies

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 02:21 PM

7. K&R

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:06 PM

9. Word. n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:50 PM

10. The direct consequence of seeing black and brown people as less than human

 

There's a huge racial empathy gap among white people. Privileged people have the luxury of ignoring or diminishing the pain and suffering that doesn't affect them.

K&R.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:16 PM

17. Human Hierarchy of Value...

We know white skin has been at the top, and it's a spectrum from light to dark from there of how value is assigned.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:47 PM

12. K&R

A colleague of mine made a nasty joke at my previous job when the Ebola crisis was occurring. A client of his had given him a model Senegalese fishing boat, and he was giggling, saying he should perhaps throw it away. I flat out told him, "It's not funny, and it goes to show hardly anyone gives a shit about Africans."

Probably why they booted my ass on outta there.

Africa is ignored, unless there's some resources someone can go in and pillage. From humans to jewels...

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Response to Quayblue (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 12:43 AM

14. I can do one better. A woman, white, late 40s, in my office was laughing at the "joke" her 13-year

old son had told her the night before.

The joke was something like "why doesn't Liberia have a cricket team? Because they all have ebola." The way that "ebola" was pronounced made it sound like "bowlers" which apparently has something to do with cricket. Lord knows what, as I have absolutely no interest in cricket and couldn't tell you anything about the sport.

This was about 4 months ago, at the height of the ebola crisis. When people, including scores of children, were dying right and left. Instead of pulling her son aside and telling him how his joke was insensitive and incredibly inconsiderate to the plight of thousands of our fellow man, she was actually LAUGHING at that shit and felt the need to tell the whole office about it the next day. After I went and told her about herself, reminded her that these were people that she and her son were laughing at, I think now she'll think again before telling a joke about people dying.

If this had been little tow-headed, blue eyed children, there is no way in hell anyone could convince me that she would have thought it was funny and been encouraging her son to laugh as well.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 10:08 AM

15. unfortunately, you did me one better smh

I stay appalled at how easy it is for others to discount and disparage human suffering. *sigh*

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Response to Number23 (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 12:03 PM

16. Our language reinforces this absurd indifference toward the lives of non whites.

White Hat
White Magic


The black alternative is always bad, there is a long list of examples which I dont have at this moment.

One white woman is missing, thought dead, and the nation will focus on it day after day. Black women go missing or dead too.

But...

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Response to Number23 (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:52 PM

18. What a horrible thing to say.

Kids can be cruel, but we adults are supposed to know better.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 12:37 AM

13. TELL IT. I have been saying the same thing for as long as I can remember

And perhaps, if there was equal coverage/outrage for all of these issues when they happen, that would be one less quiver in Isis' bow.

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