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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 12:39 PM

10. There is yet another thread in GD

On the blindness of white liberals with any number of replies that completely validate the article.

I'm not special. I was raised by uneducated racists, so I know the overt racism personally. And have no delusions but it impacts my responses. I've lived in the streets, I've lived in dire poverty. For the last couple of decades though, my life is at the lower edge of middle class and I'm a comfortable white person. I have a collage degree. Yet knowing I have had racism ingrained in me from birth makes me want to root it all out. It's repulsive to think I have the patterned responses of an entire culture of whiteness. Fucking gross. I want it out of me. In order to do that, I can't afford to be fragile, I can't afford to engage in toxic whiteness, I can't afford not to listen and I have to actively search each rootlet of cultural racism I have.

I shouldn't get, or expect praise for this. I don't deserve a cookie. It's simply the part of me that wants to be a decent human being.


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