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  •  thank you for generalizing (0+ / 0-)

    and I view your original post as I view republicans arguments on government...
    I can agree in general with republicans that there is some government spending that is useless, similar to how I can agree with your headline premise that killing T-Dog had race connotations

    but when we get into the specifics (and huge tangents), I disagree with republicans on the specifics of what they want to cut.   I also disagreed with the specific content you noted in your original article.

    I also notice that you took what was said in that prior thread, and turned it into gross 1 line generalizations, twisting other peoples thoughts and words into what you perceive them to be thinking...and mocked it with a delightful "white privilege 101"... maybe you are the one with the privileged thought process... because chances are if people are on dailykos, they have some level of reasoning... and i will take it a step further and say people who watch scifi have good level of reasoning power also...not all though and it seems your words are proving that point

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    if you want to talk about Walking Dead.  I suspect alot of people on this board have shows that tehy follow devotedly and go to those web-boards (i loved farscape and deep space nine and bsg...yeah there is some racial/social/political context to scifi but they are just fun to watch also)...
    you don't have to couch it race terms to talk about that show here.... ha...but feel free to analyze it either way

    what i realized from that last discussion was how much i actually have changed my opinion of carl and think he is a bad-ass.  from being the whiny annoying kid last two seasons (talk about a cliched scif wesley crusher steoretype), to the mature blast away zombies to help michonee and now tyreses group tormented man-child.

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    •  do you have any specific examples (1+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens

      of where i misrepresented the spirit or substance of what what said?

      "because chances are if people are on dailykos, they have some level of reasoning"

      and your point is. sure they can reason. that is not the claim. many reasonable people come to erroneous conclusions. many reasonable liberals are deeply invested in white privilege and see the world through the white racial frame.

      if you ever want to talk about race, questions of representation in scif fi or popular shows like trek or bsg--shows i have written/lectured about, could be fun.

      here is part of a longer project on black masculinity and trek if you are game.

      http://wearerespectablenegroes.blogspot.com/...

    •  This is about patterns, (1+ / 0-)
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      wide eyed lib

      mostly unconscious. Not about what we consciously believe or intend or mean.

      and mocked it with a delightful "white privilege 101"... maybe you are the one with the privileged thought process... because chances are if people are on dailykos, they have some level of reasoning...
      I don't see "White Privilege 101" as a mocking statement but as an observation of reality.

      The whole point of majority privilege is that it is mostly invisible to the group that has it. And it's present in people who are absolutely sure they don't have it and in fact are committed to working against it (hence the term "liberal racism").

      So all the "reasoning" by the most well-intentioned people in the world won't reveal privilege if the idea that it's there is too threatening to their self-image. I can't see it unless I make the conscious decision to go looking for it.

      What I find particularly useful is when someone outside of the privilege tells me what they can see that I can't. No matter what tone is used when the message is delivered.

      "Diversity is, in action, the sometimes painful awareness that other people, other races, other voices, other habits of mind have as much integrity of being, as much claim on the world as you do." William Chase

      by Maine Islander on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:22:52 PM PST

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