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  •  I do not think they are the same (2+ / 0-)
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    johnny wurster, cruz

    but it is still possible for someone of color in a position of power who operates on the basis of racial prejudice to therefore be racist.  If you prefer, Lee was challenged on the basis of what perhaps you might want to describe as racial prejudice and he denied that was possible since he was black.  I am disagreeing with that.

    THere have been several people I have known in Quaker who work on matters of racial prejudice and racism, who would disagree that a black cannot be racist. Several of them are themselves Black.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 07:41:42 AM PDT

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    •  Anyone can be prejudice. I agree. (1+ / 0-)
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      Had Enough Right Wing BS

      And black people can be personally prejudice or bigoted against people of different ethnic backgrounds. Lots of personal experience on that end. But almost no one doing anti-racist work today would equate personal prejudice with systemic racism. They aren't the same thing.

      Again, I think we probably agree on most of this, but we seem to understand the language differently. :)

      Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth. - Lucy Parsons

      by cruz on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 07:51:56 AM PDT

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      •  see my response to you below eom (1+ / 0-)
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        "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

        by teacherken on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 07:54:16 AM PDT

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