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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Why do we percieve so differently?
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 06:34:33 pm EST (Viewed 14 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Why do we percieve so differently?
Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 at 11:22:41 pm EST (Viewed 636 times)

    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?????!!!!!

No if you stick up for a woman's rights that have not been violated and have stuck up for her simply because she's a woman...then that's sort of the same thing. But that's oversimplifying since we all bring our own prejudices and misconceptions into every action we do whether we intend or not.

Or put a different way. You clearly shouldn't have to apologize to white people for any deeds committed by another black person. White people seem to have the expectation that we must apologize to black people. If we don't we're not being sensitive to racial issues or some such.

    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.