Monday, April 23, 2012

racism equals prejudice plus power, so only whites can be racist?

it's all one thing: racism equals prejudice plus power, so only whites can be racist?

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  1. Okay, lets set the record straight. As a graduate of the Defense Race Relations Institute in the 70's to be racist one must come from a position of power. The position of power as set forth by the governement at that time and the 1976 race relations act was that the persons in power were white anglo saxon, protestant and male. Hence by govenment definition on one else can be racist.

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    1. Anonymous, you got me wondering when blacks first acquired power in the military. Google brought up this: African-American 'firsts' key to Army history | Article | The United States Army. Claiming a black general doesn't have a power seems mighty odd to me.

      An interesting factoid of the previous decade: American Jews, Asians, and Hindus were wealthier than wasps. The housing bubble changed things for Asians, who had heavily invested in west coast housing, which was especially hard-hit. Jewish and Hindu Americans must've put their wealth in safer places.

      Power has many traits, but under capitalism, it's ultimately about wealth. I keep thinking the sea change came when OJ Simpson was found innocent, just like any rich white guy.

      And, no, this doesn't mean there aren't still a lot of racists out there.

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  2. Upton Sinclair. True whoever.

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  3. You are wrong. Totally, completely wrong. And you are a racist. This person sez so:

    http://crackerthingssaltycrackerssay.tumblr.com/FAQ

    [I apologize for sending you there and for my sarcasm.]

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    1. Cracker!?! Social Justice Sallies really don't understand the notion that if you want respect, you should give respect. I think it's their privilege speaking. :)

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    2. I just poked around there a little bit. I suspect it's someone in it for the lulz.

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