Started by Hydra009, May 12, 2021, 08:32:06 PM
Quote from: Hijiri Byakuren on May 15, 2021, 03:02:55 PMUnfortunately we're way past the point where "colorblind" is a viable option.
Quote from: Draconic Aiur on May 22, 2021, 06:11:27 PMAs a person who tries to be a good person and believe all individuals are equal while also understanding systematic racism is a problem. This whole "woke" thing is also full of hate and is depressing. To want to strip yourself of a thing you like because it's white is wrong on so many levels because it not only strips you of your identity, it also strips you of your individual independence. I am white, and I am emotionally concerned with all the hate against me when I think I'm on the same consensus as those who want equality and free from oppression. Yet I'm also on the side that seems to hate my ethnical background because of people of the past and present who are deemed "racist" and while I try not to be "racist" it seems as though that same party will dub me racist no matter what, and I feel hated and I feel scared because the war cries are as loud and are deemed "justifiable". While I also see the nightmare tragedies of the past, does that justify hating the future white children because of it? When I was a kid I saw that hate directed at me and I felt ashamed despite never having done anything "racist" because my parents are hippies and taught me better. At the same time I feel angered by all the hate directed at me still and that is a problem we need to face in the near future.
Quote from: Mermaid on May 23, 2021, 12:02:52 PMMike, if a person grows up "unaware" of race, that means you lived in a world of privilege. You didn't HAVE to see it.
Quote from: Cassia on May 23, 2021, 01:17:26 PMWe could make a distinction between racism and prejudice. "Isms" are generally 'systems' put into place that are based on ideas. Prejudices are personal beliefs. Racism is practically impossible for a white American to experience. Prejudice against whites could be common however.
Quote from: Draconic Aiur on May 23, 2021, 06:46:46 PMI disagree. Racism can be felt by everyone. I will defend that to the nail because to simply say "prejudice" pisses me off. I have experienced it first hand as a minority in the Rio Grande Valley where the population is mostly Latino.