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Sat Aug 19, 2017, 12:05 AM

No, the outrage about wealth is not color blind [View all]

DU is not full of threads complaining about what white people, especially white men, buy. We now have one about Beyonce. I remember one a few years ago about Oprah merely looking at an expensive handbag.

We do not see threads about Jaime Daimon's most recent purchase. We don't even see threads about male celebrities' extravagant lifestyles. This is what we do see. Defenses of wealthy celebrities like Bill Mahrer's use of the N word. Proclamations that anyone who takes offense his using it toward black people is "stupid." We also see members rushing to defend not just one but SIX multi-million dollar homes by Susan Sarandon. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10027724453

Yet defending Sarandon's wealth wasn't enough. She became a martyr. People changed their avatars in support of her. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10027724675
And my response to the excuse she was "Dixie Chicked": https://www.democraticunderground.com/10027724675#post3

No, it isn't color blind. It isn't across the board. It's very selective. It's toward women of color whose wealth transgresses the social order that places women of color at the very bottom. White male wealth, even some wealth by white women, is acceptable--laudable even-- as long as they are the right women. But seeing a black woman with wealth just doesn't seem right. It has to be commented on, denounced. It violates the established order.

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