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  •  The only relevant "otherness" is being a hater. (10+ / 0-)

    Those were two hate filled young men, if they could to that to innocent people, and children.  

    There's too much "otherness" in the world, still.   I grew up in a black neighborhood.  I had no clue that being white gave me a leg up until I was old enough to move around in the outside world a little.   I had to learn what it meant to be white and see myself as something other than just another generic person.  

    Kids today have a much less powerful sense of "tribalism" when it comes to race.   Sadly, the tribalism of political affiliation is filling the vacuum left by departing racial hatred.  Very sad, really.  

    The patellar reflex is a deep tendon reflex which allows one to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought.

    by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:12:55 AM PDT

    •  I wish it were so simple (6+ / 0-)

      I know you take your privileged insight out into the world and do good. That is the joke isn't it, in American society you are the "generic person" and that is the beginning of how systems of privilege work.

      •  It is that simple. We're not there, yet, though. (4+ / 0-)

        We get closer every day, but we won't get there in my lifetime, or the lifetime of my kids, at the present rate, because "divide and conquer" still works.  

        That's why when I see politicians using fear and the tribal instinct to maintain that sense of "otherness", it drives me crazy.  

        The patellar reflex is a deep tendon reflex which allows one to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought.

        by SpamNunn on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:58:25 AM PDT

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