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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)
:)

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