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    blindyone, mali muso

    you need to recognize that while the people that self identify as "race-traitors" are members of BK, they are not AA.

    Second, why should your opinion of how someone chooses to self-identify matter? If that appellation works for them, whether you are a fan of it is immaterial.

    Third, the term was devised by whites and applied to other whites who challenged the status quo of racism and white privilege... and in no wise is it used flippantly.

    Lastly, that term is not the reason it's "incredibly difficult" for some whites to discuss white privilege; it's merely a convenient excuse to avoid the self examination that a genuine and transparent discussion of white privilege would require.

    Or... as the diarist put it:

    In short, given the comfort of racism, and the discomfort of active anti-racism, they chose racism, outright.

    Maintaining the structural racism and white privilege of the status quo is the path of least resistance and makes persons such as yourself the most comfortable because it requires no actual change on your part. DIscussions regarding that racism and that privilege shakes you from that comfort zone and even if the term 'race traitor' were not used, you would, in all likelihood, simply find another reason to avoid such discussions... because the issue, in the overall is your avoiding the awkwardness and the discomfort that comes with said discussion.

    Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

    by awesumtenor on Mon May 23, 2011 at 04:54:14 AM PDT

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