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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY

    Racism tends to attract attention when it's flagrant and filled with invective. But like all bigotry, the most potent component of racism is frame-flipping -- positioning the bigot as the actual victim. So the gay do not simply want to marry; they want to convert our children into sin. The Jews do not merely want to be left in peace; they actually are plotting world take-over. And the blacks are not actually victims of American power, but beneficiaries of the war against hard-working whites. This is a respectable, more sensible bigotry, one that does not seek to name-call, preferring instead change the subject and straw man.
            Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer and journalist

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connorblond
Oct. 5th, 2016 06:15 pm (UTC)
YES!
gaeln
Oct. 8th, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
:)
fansee
Oct. 6th, 2016 01:53 am (UTC)
Well said. Thanks for posting. FanSee
gaeln
Oct. 8th, 2016 01:17 am (UTC)
You are more than welcome :)
skimmed_miilk
Oct. 6th, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC)
And it's one that is everywhere! Here in th UK, though I'm sure it's the same all over, there are whole chunks of the media and thus population (white, middle class, straight, Christian etc) who frame everything in that way to justify their privilege and deny that same privilege to others.
gaeln
Oct. 8th, 2016 01:27 am (UTC)
Which is the scary part. Everywhere marginalized people are demanding their voice be heard and straight, white, middle class folks aren't liking it not wanting to share, I guess, not wanting to deal with the complications of other voices, I guess.
secretsolitaire
Oct. 11th, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
This seems to be a variation on what Trump does best: projection. I've never seen anything like it.
gaeln
Oct. 12th, 2016 12:06 am (UTC)
Nor have I and hope to never seen anything like this again. None of this is good for the Republican party let alone the country.
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