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View Diary: Eviction of Occupy Sandy: Staten Island (139 comments)

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  •  plenty can be said that is not innappropriate (6+ / 0-)

    don't wish ill on actively suffering people of any hue would be a good rule. Discuss grievances in other places/times might work.

    yup, Im one of the occupiers, being light skinned European decent. None of my grandparents were born in the US...just were poor peasants in the old country. But they did come to this country after the genocide of the native people so I suppose they were complicit in that way even though they probably knew nothing of the history, not being educated.

    I am aware of my white privledge as I walk around with that as well, so am complicit if only by birth.

    I think many if not most of white people in NYC are recent decedants of immigrants as well. So they are as culpable as I am.

    For a white person, I am more aware than some (people I know) about what we did to the Native people here. I don't celebrate Columbus Day and didn't celebrate Thanksgiing. But right now people are sick and cold and hungry...people right now in NYC. I don't think it's right to kick them.

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