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Jul 9

Social Justice And Words, Words, Words

This post hits every nail on the head, and then some.

There aren’t really any good paragraphs that can be quoted out of context, so just read the whole thing.

Just think, if businesses were allowed to prohibit gays or blacks or anyone else from patronizing them, you could easily see exactly which business owners are racist and you could stop giving money to them.

And you could see who continues to patronize those businesses and ostracize them.

I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is physical difference between the two which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.

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Abrahan Lincoln, lemwon4-approved Republican president.

#caring

White guy defines racism.

It’s wrong because he didn’t experience racism,in the same way that the definition of Cancer is wrong because Hippocrates probably didn’t suffer from it.

How do we know that he didn’t experience it?

Because a white woman defined it in such a way that he couldn’t have.

Sep 3

The SJ movement would be more successful if, instead of demanding that certain classes of people can absolutely never ever be oppressed, they were to acknowledge that any group can be oppressed in some regards, and then use those examples of oppression as a way to help create empathy.

For example, someone might point out to a white southerner that the native southern accent is often used as a shorthand for ignorance. That might very well be upsetting to the many intelligent people who have such an accent. A white southerner might be better able to understand the bigotry that, say, a black southerner feels by making a connection between that and the bigotry that they face.

Of course, all of this assumes that the SJ movement wants results, rather than just looking for ways to be self-righteous.

Tumblr Social Justice Tip:

If bigotry is a possible explanation for something, not matter how remote or improbable, it must be treated as the only possible explanation.

Genes and Racism by Thomas Sowell

During decades of watching both collegiate and professional football, I have seen hundreds of touchdowns scored by black players – but not one extra point kicked by a black player.

Is this because blacks are genetically incapable of kicking a football or because racists won’t let blacks kick a football?

Most of us would consider either of these explanations ridiculous. Yet genes and discrimination were the predominant explanations of black-white differences offered by intellectuals in the 20th century.

It was genes that were the preferred explanation in the early decades of that century and discrimination in the later decades, as I show in my recent book, “Intellectuals and Race.”

The intelligentsia did not simply offer these as possible explanations among others. On the contrary, each was offered as the predominant, if not exclusive, explanation. Anyone who said otherwise risked being dismissed as a “sentimentalist” in the early 20th century or denounced as a “racist” in later years.

Apr 4
This whole thing is ridiculous. The Chinese government killing Tibetans because they’re Tibetans is genocide. Letting non-white races move to predominantly-white areas is not anything even close to genocide. The comparison is laughable. Furthermore, the Chinese killing and expropriating land from Tibetans isn’t wrong because of the races involved; it’s wrong because it involves killing and expropriating land! Throw in any other set of races (or even the same in both cases) and there is no change in moral status.
The people who say that it’s wrong for white people to live in Africa or Asia but not for Africans and Asians to live in Europe are obviously hypocritical. Everyone should be free to live wherever they choose.

This whole thing is ridiculous. The Chinese government killing Tibetans because they’re Tibetans is genocide. Letting non-white races move to predominantly-white areas is not anything even close to genocide. The comparison is laughable. Furthermore, the Chinese killing and expropriating land from Tibetans isn’t wrong because of the races involved; it’s wrong because it involves killing and expropriating land! Throw in any other set of races (or even the same in both cases) and there is no change in moral status.

The people who say that it’s wrong for white people to live in Africa or Asia but not for Africans and Asians to live in Europe are obviously hypocritical. Everyone should be free to live wherever they choose.

Wisconsin Department of Education encourages white students to wear White privilege bracelets.

Reason #346,223 to homeschool.

princessfuckingprivilege:

Rebloggable by request. :3

princessfuckingprivilege:

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(Source: instigatinglittleshit)