What anti-racism really means and how to talk about it

konfab

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This part is very important:
Fourth, calmly expose and explain the bait-and-switch definitions. An identical argument could be made about literally any position: there are two types of people — Trump supporters who admit it and Trump supporters who are too afraid to admit it; those who claim they don’t like pancakes and those who are too deceitful to tell the truth that pancakes are awful; witches who confess and witches who are too in league with the devil to admit it. If white fragility is a real phenomenon, it needs a better litmus test than this.
 

rietrot

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Sometimes you don't have that option. And if you still want reason to be the way disputes are handled rather than force then you have to find some way of getting them to understand.
I'm still finding the real world isn't crazy yet.
 

TEXTILE GUY

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Unfortunately .... when folks level racism claims at you, the notion was on THEIR mind, not yours.

They have already decided that you are a racist, and you have choice to debate it or not.
The old saying goes, argue with a moron, you have to come down his level, and it will beat you on experience.

Best option, in my opinion, walk away before the shidt starts to smell.
 
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