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    Black People : Trying to learn

    That rings of the truth. My question is where to start in terms of making white people LESS racist because that has to be what needs to happen right now. I think to start with it's important that white Americans stop identifying with Trump as much as they are. He's blurred the lines and lowered...
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    Black People : Trying to learn

    You're right, white people have had more than enough time and at the expense of every other demographic. There's some really really hard truth white people just don't see though. At least I don't know anyone who seems to have rid themself of racism. Can I ask, is there a white speaker or author...
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    Black People : Trying to learn

    Thanks for the welcome and good to see you again! I felt last time, and this time as well, that there are a lot of wise people frequenting this forum. I appreciate the chance to post here/learn.
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    Black People : Trying to learn

    A lot of democratic white people I know, and I'm guilty of this too, have a secret desire to be patted on the back by black people. It sounds like that's what's going on with your director. If it is, it's BS and no one should have to be pressured by that BS. She needs to stop trying to use you...
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    Black People : Trying to learn

    That's a disturbing point you make and I believe you. I've been saying to my family and friends that we shouldn't be focusing on healing the divide with the right but should be directing all of our efforts to facing down racism as an urgent priority. It feels like we don't have much time to get...
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    Black People : Trying to learn

    Right. All of my family and friends were shocked by how many votes he got, but they don't draw the connection with race. I think it's fair to say most if not all white Trump supporters are racist and Trump is a white supremacist. Some of my friends push back on this though, even now.
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    Black People : Trying to learn

    Hi for the first time in a while! Question from a democrat white guy: What is the number one thing white people in the U.S. have to learn right now? What are we not seeing clearly?
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    Black People : Why white people need to admit that black people know more about pain

    Well, at least you're not self-righteous about it. I imagine then that should whites lose that civil war, you wouldn't self-victimize and would just get on with life, right? To the victor go the spoils.
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    Black People : Why white people need to admit that black people know more about pain

    Then if in the future, when white people are a minority in America and laws are being passed to right past wrongs, by your own logic you should have no qualms with your property being redistributed to Native Americans.
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    Black People : Why white people need to admit that black people know more about pain

    Sorry, for some reaosn I keep getting a "Javascript Console Error" and have been double posting...
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    Black People : Why white people need to admit that black people know more about pain

    It would suck. But a world where that kind of justice actually happens? That'd be a world I'd want to live in. Also, like some on this forum have said, we whites are especially attached to needing people who are on top and on the bottom, others may not be so. If a land redistribution back to...
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    Black People : Why white people need to admit that black people know more about pain

    If my property was returned to the local American Indian tribe the delightful irony alone would make it worth it. I had a professor in highschool I've stayed in touch with from South Africa who was black and lived through the Apartheid - he talked about having to walk by those farms that were...
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    Black People : Why white people need to admit that black people know more about pain

    Is humility such an easy lesson to learn though? I'm not saying it's impossible, but the clock is ticking for how much longer the world has to put up with white America. It's about 25 years before whites become a minority and I'm hoping that by that time racism, real racism by whites against...
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    Black People : Why white people need to admit that black people know more about pain

    Is there any way for one group to be so on top as white people are without it having been done in an immoral and dirty manner? We built our country on the backs of slaves, bullied the rest of the world and won the arms race, and enforced and continue to enforce white privilege in every facet of...
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    Black People : Why white people need to admit that black people know more about pain

    There's a stagnation and fear that always comes when one demographic is in power too long. That's probably what's happening with the rise of the far-right, white, gun-touters and the far-left, white safe-spacers. One side is scared so they've gotten aggressive and hateful, and the other is...
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