How to be an anti-racist

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  1. AugustaGator

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    I think there is truth here but I think people will and do use to excuse bad/poor behavior. I’m afraid most people are not able to make the distinction.

    What is at discussion is culture. The idea is right and wrong, good and bad, appropriate and inappropriate.

    Saying pregnancy out of wedlock is bad is not racist. Allowing for other races and not for blacks is however.
     
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    Not listening to that, but many on the left will call you a racist if you point out that over 70% of black children are born out of wedlock. That's a much higher rate than other ethnic groups and many believe it is a part of the reason blacks have difficulty breaking the cycle of poverty and violence.

    Is it racist to point that out?
     
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    He was mini interviewed on the last page of my recent TIme Magazine and I read it last night. I was gonna post it in the barbershop for Dubs today IF I can get the link.












    How to Be an Antiracist Author Ibram X. Kendi on What We Get Wrong About Racism


     
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    To excuse white people when they bear children out of wedlock then I’d say yes.
     
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    I’d suggest you do with a critical ear.
     
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    It’s impossible to address issues and solve problems if we are culturally constrained from talking honestly about them. It does matter if a statistic is used as a sneering condemnation vs. an attempt to talk about an issue. Being rude and nasty isn’t good or helpful. But even the offensive remark opens dialogue, which brings the opportunity to discuss and debate.

    If I’m wrong or poorly informed about something, how am I going to learn if I cannot risk voicing my perception and you cannot risk sharing insights I hadn’t considered?
     
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      No one does that, though.
       
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      Can't separate racism from capitalism? That seems like a pretty silly idea.
       
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        In a nutshell that's how the Democratic Party has kept the Black communities in the chains of poverty despite being a free race for 150 years.....
         
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        Ummm.....Hollywood thinks it's great.
         
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          Not only is it silly, it's antithetical and just plain dumb. That's socialists talk and I shut down when I hear it.....plain and simple. The idea that capitalism has to be perfect but they are willing to accept all the flaws in socialisms true financial fabric doesn't wash. Financial freedom carries alot more overall freedom than depending on others and some big centralized gov't. We will never be governed by Angels regardless of the system.
           
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            I disagree. Think about the successful white single well to do lawyer that gets artificially inseminated. How many people applaud her but look down on others? See Big Chill.

            I’m not saying you do or even the same person does both, but pop culture does.
             
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            Meg: They're either married or gay. And if they're not gay, they've just broken up with the most wonderful woman in the world, or they've just broken up with a ***** who looks exactly like me. They're in transition from a monogamous relationship and they need more space. Or they're tired of space, but they just can't commit. Or they want to commit, but they're afraid to get close. They want to get close, you don't want to get near them
             
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            Oh, shut up !


            Correct, DocZaius, for years in history, societies that were all white, all black, all yellow have operated capitalism just fine.
             

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