You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
My ignorement of it has nothing to do with my social position as a man or a white person. I grew up with "sticks & stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." Then, I went through Marine Corps. bootcamp training. I can handle words without getting all bent out of shape, even derogatory language against my heritage & family ancestors (Hatfield)… unless it is coming from a McCoy
And you already know I disagree with your "sociological" views on matters such as this.
When a black says "I hate whites" it means nothing to me socially. It's pissing in the wind. When a white says "I hate blacks" it carries a very real social threat to black people.
It's not a threat to us, it is a threat to them. That's the result of social power dynamics.
Last edited by ecofarm; 06-23-14 at 10:37 PM.
Eight votes for "yes" and six votes for "no" so far. The OP's plan backfired, I suppose.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
When words serve to create or perpetuate systemic injustice, they harm society. They become more than just words, they are threats.
False.My ignorement of it has nothing to do with my social position as a man or a white person.
If you were black, racial bigotry against you would carry real social threat. Because you're white, and thus it carries no threat, there's no reason for it to bother you.
Black Gangs Vented Hatred For Whites In Downtown Attacks - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com
There are literally hundreds of stories like this that 100% refute your naïve version of reality eco... I swear, why do you persist with this white guilt crap?