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  •  right here: (0+ / 0-)

    "Call it a cross-cultural lesson on how you don't talk to Black women."

    "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

    by hepshiba on Mon May 23, 2011 at 03:43:45 AM PDT

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    •  Well (2+ / 0-)
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      Since by putting the two sentences right next to each other, you've proven my point.....(I did not in fact say I represent Black women), I think we'll end it there.

      For someone that is out here trying to teach folks about anti-racism, you sure have a hard time understanding why even the smallest turns of phrase can be heard differently depending on the race and gender of your audience.  I'm sure this is where you will interject about your Black women friends not seeing the words you wrote the same as I did (to wit, calling me a liar.)  I'll save you the time- in my neighborhood of Black women, that's exactly how it read.  

      So whose Black women are "representative?" (Your word, not mine.)  Perhaps you would do with some more reflection on the fundamental advice folks should heed when doing anti-racist work:  if a person of color tells you something, you should stop, reflect, and try and understand as your first reaction.  Not defensively argue why they are wrong.

      Peace.

      If you don't stand for something, you will go for anything. Visit Maat's Feather

      by shanikka on Mon May 23, 2011 at 06:17:07 AM PDT

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      •  yes. this right here! (0+ / 0-)
        Perhaps you would do with some more reflection on the fundamental advice folks should heed when doing anti-racist work:  if a person of color tells you something, you should stop, reflect, and try and understand as your first reaction.  Not defensively argue why they are wrong.

        YES.

        That was the incoherent thought that I could not find words for in my own mind when I read the reply to your initial comments.

        Thank you.

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