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Thereunto wrote

Let's ignore the fact that more visible minorities voted for Trump than previous republican leaders. Let's vilainize Trump and anyone who looks like him based on race. Let's ignore all of Obama's wrong doings based on race. Let's ignore that judging someone based on race is by definition racist. Let's ignore the fact that not all minorities are racist like the author. Let's ignore any sense of reasoning and harmony for the sake of anger.

Let's be ignorant.

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ziq wrote

Remove your fragile white ass from this forum before you earn yourself a sitewide ban for trolling.

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Thereunto wrote

  1. Who said I was white?
  2. If you ban me for honest comments and questions, who is really the fragile one?
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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote (edited )

Let's ignore Trump's constant racist diarrhea of the mouth. Let's ignore that judging someone on their words and actions is actually something you should do. Let's ignore the fact that White people have always been catered to by society and act badly when their viewpoints are challenged by anyone saying otherwise. Let's ignore very real problems and issues in society for the sake of White peoples' fragile egos.

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ladyanarchist wrote (edited )

Pay attention to the rules on the right hand side of this page: Reverse racism isn't a thing/ Don't quote 'facts' to 'prove' that poc are somehow bad.

Unless you are specifically trying to (sarcastically) demonstrate exactly what the "epistemologies of ignorance" are...

Charles Mills says it best here about white ignorance:

"White ignorance . . . It’s a big subject. How much time do you have? It’s not enough. Ignorance is usually thought of as the passive obverse to knowledge, the darkness retreating before the spread of Enlightenment. But . . . Imagine an ignorance that resists. Imagine an ignorance that fights back. Imagine an ignorance militant, aggressive, not to be intimidated, an ignorance that is active, dynamic, that refuses to go quietly— not at all confined to the illiterate and uneducated but propagated at the highest levels of the land, indeed presenting itself unblushingly as knowledge."

(http://shifter-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/mills-white-ignorance.pdf)

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Thereunto wrote

I appreciate that you took the time to reply.

The mobile version of the site doesn't display rules on the right of this page (perhaps a feature could be added).

I never said that poc are bad. We should avoid characterising anyone based on race altogether. I advocate that broad-stroke statements like "black people do this," "white people do that" shouldn't be used.

I'm not the only one to feel that if we are going to make judgements, we should judge someone by their individual actions and those they associate with in good faith, and never by their race/ phenotype/ genetic legacy.

That Charles Mills quote is great and he has a passion with his words. If you substitute "white ignorance" with "stubborn ignorance" it works just as well.

A Brit can be racist to an Irish. A Somalian can be racist to a Trinidadian. Someone can be racist by discriminating against a family-line that have distinctive/characteristic noses. I don't know what "reverse racism" is but racism is any discrimination based on race.

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ladyanarchist wrote

The most important part of the Charles Mills quote is specifically his reference to "white ignorance". No substitution is required because it states exactly what is needed to be said.