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Racial fantasies

August 30, 2014

As a middle-aged, white, male, it puzzles me that so many on the right want to deny that there is social privilege associated with each of those characteristics. But they do. Especially on Fox News. And if that is your sole news source, you might also think that liberals and blacks ignore black crime. They don’t.

And, of course, Fox News will be the first to tell you they’re not racist. And even that racism no more exists in this nation.

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  1. Margery Davis permalink
    August 30, 2014 7:00 pm

    http://racismschool.tumblr.com/post/15723777633/racism-101-a-comprehensive-guide-for-2012 A most excellent post addressing the fact that racism has become more subtle in the society. It calls out those that do it. An interesting side note..while we were home for the funeral my son told me on the airplane that he was shocked at all the casual racism he heard in conversations around him (but he was referencing both blacks and hispanics). I am ashamed to say that except in one particular instance in which I spoke up, I either was not party to the conversation or so used to it that I didn’t recognize it for what it was, having grown up around it. Also, maybe this will help make a point or two: http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6987157/kinda-racist-try-diet-racism

    • rturpin permalink*
      August 30, 2014 9:30 pm

      Yeah, I liked that video.

    • rturpin permalink*
      August 31, 2014 7:17 am

      And I think it’s telling what children hear, that we, older, don’t.

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