Started by Hydra009, May 12, 2021, 08:32:06 PM
Quote from: Cassia on May 12, 2021, 09:04:24 PMIt is good you still care. I am at a strange convergence when just this past year I am finally 'woke' to the extent of racism in the US because of BLM
Quote from: Hydra009 on May 12, 2021, 08:32:06 PMDo any of you guys struggle with giving off a vibe that could be misinterpreted as worse than it actually is? Is there any way to "prove" you aren't a racist? Because it seems like those sorts of accusations are inherently difficult to defend against.
Quote from: GSOgymrat on May 13, 2021, 01:34:13 AMI am a work in progress when it comes to cultural diversity and racism and if someone said I exhibited racist attitudes or behaviors I would seriously consider that feedback.
Quote from: Hydra009 on May 13, 2021, 02:58:16 AMHonestly, I kinda resent living in a society with ongoing racial tensions and being a party - no matter how peripheral - to these sorts of squabbles. I would love nothing more than to go into cryosleep and wake up to a futuristic Star Trek-like society where skin color is treated like eye color. Can you imagine being upset about someone's eye color?
Quote from: GSOgymrat on May 13, 2021, 06:46:38 AMI agree, however some people see White people calling for a colorblind society as a means of avoiding the discussion of racism and discrimination and as a way to undermine the hardships of minority groups,
Quoteas it is often used to argue that the United States is a meritocracy, in which people succeed only because they work hard and not because of their privilege.
QuoteIn Star Trek, some would argue, a colorblind society is achievable because no one has to work.
Quote from: aitm on May 13, 2021, 08:29:29 AMI would think the ultimate goal would indeed be for everyone to be â€œcolorblindâ€.
Quote from: Jason Harvestdancer on May 20, 2021, 08:58:08 PMThere is a certain woke faction that claims everyone is racist, and failing to admit your internal racism is proof that you are racist. By their logic, it is impossible to have a false positive.
Quote from: Hijiri Byakuren on May 15, 2021, 03:02:55 PMUnfortunately we're way past the point where "colorblind" is a viable option. Racists have succeeded in forcing people of color into forming sub-cultures that are as much a part of their identity as any other culture. To ignore that now is just a transition from racism to xenophobia, essentially. And I hope it's obvious why you can't solve a problem by trading it for another.The most viable solution right now is to just be conscious of race issues and try to act appropriately on a case-by-case basis.