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  •  But the point is that you can be a white person (3+ / 0-)
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    burrow owl, dvogel001, Sychotic1

    living in a polity where blacks are in power politically, and you can be racially discriminated against, systematically and institutionally.

    I have a good friend who is white in Oakland, and his former landlord blatantly and systematically discriminates against all non-Ethiopians. He rents only to Ethiopians, he gave space to an Ethiopian cultural center on the ground floor, and he did everything in his power to get all non-Ethiopians out of the building, even illegal things.

    My friend appealed to all of the relevant city agencies, and Oakland does have a black power structure that more or less runs the city. There was no interest in following up on his case.

    I'm reasonable sure that there if there had been a white landlord blatantly and systematically discriminating against blacks, there would have been a different response.

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