Quote:Are black people's racial antennae too fine tuned or does most of America see anything less than n bombs being dropped as simply protected speech?
Sometimes one, sometimes the other. Lots of times I think it's a bit of both.
No doubt there are some blacks who "play the race card" and couldn't care less if it's true or not. I believe it's a small minority, but there are some.
And also no doubt there are some whites who just don't get it and have no clue how subtle racism can be. Probably also a minority, but (JMNSHO) not quite as small.
Every person is indeed entitled to her/his opinion, but I do think people in the advantaged group need to be especially careful in claiming that the other group is not experiencing prejudice. And that doesn't just apply to whites/blacks and racism. The same goes for any nationalities/ethnicities and racism. It also applies to men/women and sexism, to straight people denying homophobia exists, and to religious persecution as well.
Deborah, you are so right. One of the things that gets me is the phrase "white guilt". I guess using that logic if I stand up for a woman whos rights have been violated then I suffer from man guilt?????!!!!! That is how amazing that is to me. I give credit where credit is due and if it were not for some very brave white people willing to march shoulder to shoulder with blacks for whats right then the civil rights movement would not have had the success that it did.