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  •  Racism = Prejudice + power (7+ / 0-)

    Certainly someone using racial slurs isprejudice. But the person in your example did not have the institutional power that is intertwined with white privilege.

    You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it.

    by Milou on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 05:22:35 PM PDT

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    •  he could have fucked my claim up!! (7+ / 0-)

      This was the counselor that was determiming the basis for my claim for PTSD! If I'd lectured him on racism he could have monkeywrenched my claim!!!
      So I didn't say anytbing, just noted it down as racism which, as I see you agree, it was.
      So youre saying that someone has to have power over another to be a racist? so people who just sit at home and hate other races aren't racist because they don't have power over them?
      i don't THINK so!

      I go back to my original point,which was a counterpoiunbt to  Mr "never seen any racism  and assholes in 67 years but white." NO race gets the blame for being more racist than another---CERTAINLY  without some kind of legitimate reference, and that better be one HELL of a good reference---because to say that IS racist!

      Anybody want to argue that point? Or do you want to go on making assumotions about me and what I know and don't know based on your perceived notion of what color my skin is?

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 05:40:00 PM PDT

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