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White Folks on Race

Posted by Jack Stephens on December 4, 2007

PortlyDyke blogs on racism and white people’s comfort levels on it:

I know that racism is still an issue, because there are white people — white people who think of themselves as liberal/progressive — who will say racist things to me when people of color are not around — even after I have confronted them in the past about racist remarks that they have made.

I know that racism is still an issue because white people seem so fucking uncomfortable about discussing it — so uncomfortable, in fact, that they avoid discussing it, even when it is clearly brought to the table by someone that they consider an ally.

I know that racism is still an issue because people of color can disappear and nobody seems to notice.

Yes, I think that racism, misogyny, and homophobia (and whole bunch of other hatred-based “isms”) are interconnected. Yes, I think that it’s important for me to “connect-the-dots” between these forms of oppression, and understand how they intertwine.

Originally linked from Pam’s House Blend.

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One Response to “White Folks on Race”

  1. Good post.

    Politics and psychology merge. If discrimination is fought by law, atitudes change with the laws.

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