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3 hours ago, mnemosyne said:

this was so infuriating to read. i don't know who the fuck goldberg is but he should be fired from journalism.

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the title of the article is "are private schools immoral?" and yet the first half of the transcript appears to be this white man trying to browbeat a black woman into admitting that obama was proof that we are beating racism and that we're only backsliding now ostensibly because of trump. his kids go to a private, i will bet money on it.

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6 minutes ago, Evil Paige Matthews said:

this was so infuriating to read. i don't know who the fuck goldberg is but he should be fired from journalism.

 

editor in chief of THE ATLANTIC

 

also, this is him

 

He left college to move to Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a prison guard during the First Intifada at Ktzi'ot Prison, a prison camp set up to hold arrested Palestinian participants in the uprising. There he met Rafiq Hijazi, a Palestine Liberation Organization leader, college math teacher and devout Muslim from a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, whom Goldberg describes as "the only Palestinian I could find in Ketziot who understood the moral justification for Zionism".[5]

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Evil Paige Matthews said:

everything she's written here and that she's written everywhere is amazing and this is an issue close to my heart and public education is, i think, the #1 place to look at if you want to see white supremacy in action.

 

i would say the vast majority of white people i know in and around chicago (i'm from the burbs where people are never forced to confront the issue at all) follow this mental trajectory: "it's so terrible how chicago remains segregated and i believe that all of the problems of the south and west sides are due to inadequate housing, education, and other resources, and rahm is closing down public schools all over the south side and it's so tragic. this is simply a problem that is set in stone and i'm not going to martyr my white child by sending them to one of these failing public schools, because my #1 priority in life is to provide the best life for my child as possible, and fuck you for suggesting i do otherwise"

 

white people won't even step foot in the south side and west side straight up, let alone live there (and i'm not sure if i think they should, it's an issue i'm learning more about now as i live on the north side and most of my intimate knowledge of public education is from my community). black neighborhoods are not really getting gentrified, because anti-blackness, not just white supremacy, is the law of the land. but the public schools in gentrifying neighborhoods like mine are experiencing a huge decrease in enrollment and being closed down too because the gentrifiers won't send their kids to public schools and families who used to send their kids to those schools are being forced to move out of the neighborhood entirely. my sister lives in a predominantly white part of the city and she sends my 3-year-old nephew to a public preschool where he is the only white child. he has a neurological disorder, cannot speak and needs a special education curriculum and intensive speech therapy that they can't afford to get privately, and on top of that they have to contend with the fact that his school might just get shut down at any minute, and so i understand that it can be difficult to make that choice to send your kid to a public school when you are in a position to have a choice at all. but continuing to send your kids to a private school and electing truly evil scumbags like rahm emanuel who endeavor to replace all public schools with non-unionized charters is the reason why public schools are so poorly resourced and unappealing to you in the first place. i could continue this novel forever bye

 

"but if you ask me to bus my children, I hope the cops take down your name"

 

 

"Love Me, I'm A Liberal" is timeless as always 

 

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Just now, Chaddeus Maximus said:

 

My mom and I have this argument all the time. It's so much more frustrating than having the same damn argument with my dad, because with him at least his racism explains it.

it's kind of an example of socialists having much better reasons to hate liberals than republicans do.

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37 minutes ago, Salem said:

btw, I'm going to need the white dumbasses on this board to shut the fuck up with their bullshit wrt the election, or at least apologise to me for being such idiotic cunts the day Trump won.

You motherfuckers know who you are.

I don't remember all of my takes from around that time but I know that I was sympathetic to narratives about the election that were simplistic but made my guy look better. I didn't want to think about the fact that they were also feeding into a white supremacist myth that centered 100% around men and that any ring of truth they had was going to take a lot more listening and thinking and talking to parse out. I've "known" things intellectually for a long time but can still be quick to forget them if they don't serve the narrative that my ego wants to hear, and if it's one that isn't overtly racist it's horrifyingly easy to ignore that. there isn't a place in this country where white people aren't living in some kind of white isolation and we're never asked or expected to get on the ground and do the work and just fucking talk to people and listen, and so everything just becomes an abstraction. I've learned a lot and a lot about myself in the past year that I'm ashamed I didn't know before. I've fucked up on this issue with you many times and I am genuinely sorry. 

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46 minutes ago, Salem said:

btw, I'm going to need the white dumbasses on this board to shut the fuck up with their bullshit wrt the election, or at least apologise to me for being such idiotic cunts the day Trump won.

You motherfuckers know who you are.

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having a 10-minute, nonconfrontational conversation about transgender rights — in which people’s lived experiences were relayed so they could understand how prejudice feels personally — managed to reduce voters’ anti-trans attitudes for at least three months. Perhaps a similar model could be adapted to reach out to people with racist, sexist, or other deplorable views...

 

:think:

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Phoebe Halliwell said:

can you elaborate on what you are trying to say here, some of us might be on drugs

i guess i was thinking about the irony of a confrontational post about an article advocating a non-confrontational approach to changing people’s minds

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I think reaching out to bigots was part of Ethan's philosophy iirc. 

Whereas the funny thing about actually being a minority or a woman is that reaching out is your default state, as is apologising, and the worst one, which is feeling gratitude when someone actually views you as a human being. 

 

And yet, here we are. 

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