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  •  You might call your actions rude. (0+ / 0-)

    I would call them insignificant.  You see, there is an opportunity in this diary that you, and others, have squandered.  People on this site want to figure out what the facts are and then figure out how to address the facts.  Others are rude or boast of being rude.  They contribute nothing to the understanding of the facts.  And that makes you insignificant.  That also makes you culpable for the status quo.  Good job!

    Koch Industries, Inc: Quilted Northern, Angel Soft, Brawny, Sparkle, Soft 'n Gentle, Mardi Gras, Vanity Fair, Dixie

    by ChiTownDenny on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 08:15:36 AM PDT

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    •  Uh-huh. lol (1+ / 0-)
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      You have contributed nothing to my understanding of what the fuck's wrong with you except for the white paternalism you display towards blacks in this thread. Good job!

      "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

      by GenXangster on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 08:18:15 AM PDT

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      •  We both have burdens to bear. (0+ / 0-)

        Mine is living with white privilege in a downtown Chicago highrise with a doorman and a BMW in the garage.  Yours is living with the knowledge that young black males get shot and killed for being young black males and that you, and those like you, pick the wrong fights and with the wrong people.
        Done.  EOM. See ya.

        Koch Industries, Inc: Quilted Northern, Angel Soft, Brawny, Sparkle, Soft 'n Gentle, Mardi Gras, Vanity Fair, Dixie

        by ChiTownDenny on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 08:33:07 AM PDT

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        •  lol Uh-huh. People who (2+ / 0-)
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          think "those like me" pick fights with "the wrong people" are usually not the people they think they are and it gives them a sad and sometimes a big old mad to hve it pointed out to them. Nobody likes to be told they're lacking in racial understanding and being offensively paternalistic when they think they're infallible liberals.

          It'll be okay. Sometimes people learn the hard way.

          "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

          by GenXangster on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 08:55:37 AM PDT

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        •  what a burden (2+ / 0-)
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          "Mine is living with white privilege in a downtown Chicago highrise with a doorman and a BMW in the garage. "

          must be stressful!

          •  Translation: (0+ / 0-)

            "I just lost this fight that I picked in a very humiliating way so I'm going to rub your face in my privilege."

            Holy crap. Just... wow.

            •  Envy is one of the "Seven Deadly Sins". (0+ / 0-)

              You can refer to me as one of The Jones'.  LOL.  
              Does the fact that I have worked to achieve a comfortable lifestyle make you uncomfortable?  That's your problem.  My problem is engaging in discourse with people who would dismiss my point of view, and even attack it, because they're unable to articulate and resort to attacks.  And yeah, I'm quite aware of the smack-down my comment represents.

              Koch Industries, Inc: Quilted Northern, Angel Soft, Brawny, Sparkle, Soft 'n Gentle, Mardi Gras, Vanity Fair, Dixie

              by ChiTownDenny on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 11:29:53 AM PDT

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              •  Projection (0+ / 0-)

                You have not expressed yourself clearly. You have engaged in appeal to emotion. You have not presented facts. The folks you were responding to expressed themselves clearly and without undue emotional language.

                Your point of view is simply your opinion, not inherently worthy of respect. As you do not present facts, but rely on emotion and attack, your opinions are not worthy of respect, period.

                I have a comfortable lifestyle. I am not uncomfortable with your success, I am disgusted by how you represent your success and use it as a weapon to attack others. Your comment does not represent a smack down, but a disgusting stream of emotion laden, fact free verbal diarrhea.

        •  How's that Cyndi Lauper lyric go? (0+ / 0-)

          Something about seeing your true colors, shining through?

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