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Response to Doodley (Reply #4)

Fri May 11, 2018, 09:34 AM

7. sometimes the "not all white people" thing is really just a bit too much.

can anyone really read the o.p. and think that there was an accusation that *every single last white person* has called the police to accuse a black person?

seriously?

c'mon, there's simply no legitimate way to read that o.p. as stereotyping *all* white people. it was clearly implicating only certain racist white people (indeed, not even all *racist* white people have called the police to accuse black people) in the actual act of calling the police to accuse black people.

oh, but by the way, *all* white people effectively benefit from the actions of racist white people and the institutional harassment of discriminated minorities. that's white privilege. i get to go through life without having to deal with or even worry about someone calling the police on me just because of the color of my skin. i didn't ask for it, i don't approve of any aspect of it, but i've got it nevertheless.

so i think the o.p. is fine as it. to the extent that it includes more white people than those who actually engage in such racist actions, i think it does so only in that sense, that we're passive beneficiaries. i think it's more worthwhile to ponder on that than it is to insist on protecting the sensitivities of white people in the african american group....

oh, excuse me. "some" white people.

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