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yours is the most psychologically astute, sincere comments posted
You see the real world. I always enjoy your take on a subject.
v and j,Thank you - means a great deal to me! I had just finished listening to a '09 video of Moyers interviewing Zinn w/ actors portraying amazing activists then read the question.
Or perhaps the police don't pull you over in the OC because middle aged white women are not committing a disproportionate amount of the criminal activity in the area. Police being suspicious of a demographic that produces more crime is common sense.
Landmark, and maybe "middle aged" (thanks for that compliment - I'm way past the middle mark) white women don't commit crimes because they've been privileged to not be profiled, discriminated against, and assumed to be "on welfare". Chicken/egg ?
Yeah...and people only speed because they have been pulled over before. Funny that Chinese immigrants who come from poverty don't have this problem when they get here. And as per your picture you don't look way past middle aged, if that helps.
Landmark, that picture was taken about 3 years ago when I was 65, but gee, that doesn't fit your stereotype of a 65 year old white woman nor that someone who lives in the OC actually lives in an RV and has few shekels to rub together. Hmmm...
I don't have a stereotype of middle aged white women. Only FBI stats that demonstrate they aren't committing most of the violent crimes nationwide. Law enforcement profiling crime happens after a demographic demonstrates they're committing them.
When I made my comment I was thinking about the United States, and not looking at a world view.
That's why question is not "why all white people". but their are many and even if they're in the minority that could still millions of people.
You could submit the question that's implicit in the excellent points you make
You're right Most people don't understand that the president is mostly a figurehead. Koch brothers and their kind affect of lot of laws and dealing of the government by buying politicians through their lobbyist
Psychologically astute comment
Beautifully and realistically put!
Very well said. Many forget the ultimate betrayal and discrimination. The American Indians. Those who immigrated here, stole land from Native Americans that had lived on and cared for hundreds of years. We are siblings fighting among ourselves.
J, life IS too short to fear loss of power. That's exactly what racism is and why it has been increasing especially among older white males in US after election of a black President. "Frenzy" is justified when righteous gains won can easily be lost
Still have segregated water fountains? Segregated schools? Still not allowed to sit anywhere on a bus? Still not allowed to vote? How is it much worse? I'm not saying there aren't INDIVIDUALS that are racist. There are, and in ALL tones of skin.
I think you're thinking of indentured servants. Blacks we're indentured servant too. A person would sign a contract with a creditor as a servant for seven years.Then they were no longer bound by the contract Indentured Servants aren't slaves
Your comment indicates you are allowing the colonizer to define what and who were slaves. Whites were slave in Europe for over a thousand years, the root of slave is slav where the term slave originates.
You say "Your comment indicates you are allowing the colonizer to define what and who were slaves." You have to explain that one to me. Show me how my comments do that?
funny! Good sense of humor
In school it is taught that systematic, government sanctioned racism is in the past...and IT IS. There will always be racism by individuals...and not just white to black...