7. "talking shit with OKPs affected my worldview kind of a lot" In response to Reply # 6
At least in terms of race relations.
I think if more white people purposely put themselves in spaces (even online spaces) where they're considered a minority and actually read/listened we'd all be better off.
And that's not to say I won't push back on certain things when I think people have it wrong or think they're missing nuance, but being fully aware i can't contribute to certain discussions is pretty big.
Also I'm pretty serious about my belief in the idea that the oppression of others makes us all less free and I've been a pretty serious student of history.
You can't dig very deep into American history without confronting how much oppression and exploitation goes into who we are as a nation. You can either try to ignore it or try to confront it and make sense of it, and i personally can't ignore it.
I had a (black) prof in law school basically ask me the same thing like how does a white middle class kid from bumblefuck Indiana wind up with this relatively open and nuanced view on race relations and I almost said "most of my internet friends are black."
23. "Embarrassed?!?!? That's crazy talk. " In response to Reply # 10
The truth is that I inherited a very old school "You Have to Work Twice As Hard" mentality. So I consider it hustling backwards to see stuff like cats defending wearing sweats to the White House.
My love for my people has no end which in my world means I am harder on them then anyone else.
Black Excellence is my shit, but it seems like the goal now is to be allowed to be as bad as them.
My biggest gripe with black folks? I don't trust white folks enough to expect them to do better by us so I expect that we are going to have to do everything on our own. We did it before, we can do it again.
All black everything.
I don't know, I am just old.
Just don't put me on some Clearance Thomas shit.
>I'm intrigued by you cuz I get the sense that you love your >people but at the >same time you're embarrassed by us. > >What's your biggest gripe wit black folks in 2016?
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